The following Norwich & District Angler's Association (NDAA) waters must be booked in advance (see booking instructions).

Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the NDAA Rules as stated below before visiting.

Rivers Ant & Bure, St. Benets

Access to rivers Ant & Bure is available via St. Benets, parking in the designated visitor car park only.

Follow the track to the right of the Abbey to gain access to the River Ant (NDAA access from Ant mouth upstream to the first bend). Access to the River Bure runs downstream from Ant mouth all the way downstream to Thurne mouth. Unfortunately bank access is difficult if not impossible beyond the field where the abbey remains are located. This leaves roughly 40 pegs with easy bank access from in front of the disused wind pump downstream to the field boundary.

The Bure throws up lots of skimmers & bream throughout the season. Roach are also present in large numbers in the summer and autumn but migrate upstream once larger tides arrive in early October. Boat traffic is very heavy during the summer holidays and can make fishing the feeder across to the far bank almost impossible. Once boat traffic drops in October the river colour also diminishes and fishing early and late in the day may be the only way to attract bites in the colder months.

Noted pegs are the first 5 in front of the wind pump, the pegs opposite the willow just upstream of the cattle drink, the pegs near the "black board" and the end pegs just before the field boundary.

Decoy Broad & River Bure, Woodbastwick

NDAA have access to ten 13 foot rowing boats at Decoy Broad along with use of the river bank adjacent to the broad. Access is via a self-opening/closing electronic gate, combination will be provided on booking. The rowing boats can be hired at a cost of £6 per day and must be booked separately as per instructions below.

River Bure, Woodbastwick Staithe

NDAA have exclusive use of fishing platforms and areas downstream of Woodbastwick staithe (south bank of the river opposite Horning Ferry).

River Thurne, Cold Harbour

Access to the right of car park through gate at top of flood bank. Bank access stretches all the way downtream to Thurne mouth where the river joins the river Bure. Unfortunatey only 16 pegs are maintained with access via two pathways in front of a dyke which acts as fish refuge from salt tides (access signposted on footpath on flood bank).

Note that fishing pattern here follows that of the Bure with summer & autumn providing the most consistent sport. Although the roach migrate upstream once the first salt tides arrive at the end of September there are plenty of skimmers & bream to be caught throughout the season conditions permitting.


NUAC access to the river stretches indicated is via arrangement with Norwich & District Angler's Association and as part of this arrangement the following rules MUST be followed;

  1. Only the NUAC member & one family member under 16 are entitled to free fishing, other guests must purchase a Day Ticket before visiting (see list below for outlets).
  2. Fishing with Livebait is not allowed on waters controlled by NDAA.
  3. Maximum of 2 rods in use at any one time.
  4. Night fishing allowed at St. Benets and Cold Harbour only.
  5. Fishing dawn until dusk on Decoy Broad, River Bure at Decoy and Woodbastwick Staithe.
  6. Rowing boats at Decoy Broad must be booked and paid for before fishing as per the booking instructions below.
  7. Life jackets must be worn when using the rowing boats at Decoy Broad.
  8. No mud weights or outboard motors allowed in boats.
  9. No towing of fish in keepnets.
  10. Report any boat damage to Stuart Mutch 07827 412376.
  11. Club permit and rod licence must be carried at all times.
  12. Only use desiginated access tracks & car parks as indicated in Maps below.
  13. Please ensure gates are left as you find them.
  14. Please keep noise to a minimum especially when travelling to and from the river.
  15. Take all litter home with you and do not discard any tackle or equipment.
NDAA tickets can be purchased at the following outlets:
PW Angling59 Long John Hill, NorwichNR1 2JJ
Tim's Tackle71 Borrowdale Drive, NorwichNR1 4NS
Angling Direct NorwichNorwich, 279 Aylsham Road, NorwichNR3 2RE
Cordy's Tackle Den116 Earlham Green Lane, NorwichNR5 8HF
Wensum Valley AnglingUnit 3, Taverham Garden Centre, NorwichNR8 6HT
Angling Direct WroxhamPettit House, Church Road, WroxhamNR12 8UG
AJB AnglingUnit 1-4, Ludham Bridge, LudhamNR29 5NX
Ludham Post Office2 High Street, LudhamNR29 5QQ
Angling Direct BecclesUnit 4c, Taylor Square, BecclesNR34 9QB

  1. Only 2 advance bookings can be in place at any one time for any member. Either two separate days or one consecutive two-day period.
  2. Whole day booking is from 08:00 on the first day to 08:00 on the following day. This enables overnight fishing on those venues where night fishing is allowed.
  3. If after 2.00pm on the day of any booking, there is availability on the following day, members are then allowed to book the following day as well. This would enable two consecutive night's fishing.
  4. If you are only planning a part day, please state the approximate period you would be on the water. For example if you were just going for the morning, we might be able to release the ticket to someone else who fancies going for the afternoon.
  5. If asked for a ticket, please present your NUAC membership card.
  6. Please ensure you have read the relevant fishery rules before fishing.

To book your visit, please send an e-mail to bookings@nuac.org.uk.

Please state your required date(s), time and venue e.g. NDAA.

Please also provide a contact number so that we can speak to you if necessary.

To book and pay for the hire of a boat at Decoy Broad please visit the following outlets (you will need the NDAA permit number provided when your e-mail booking is confirmed):

PW Angling
59 Long John Hill,
Norwich
NR1 2JJ
Angling Direct Norwich
279 Aylsham Road,
Norwich
NR3 2RE

Please note that there are only 4 tickets available per day.

Thank You.

Directions to Venue

Sat Nav 52.688341, 1.521997

Located near Ludham, about 15 miles NE from the centre of Norwich.

From Norwich take the A1151 signposted for Wroxham.
At Wroxham cross over river and through Hoveton.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A1062 Horning Road.
Follow A1062 for 4.5 miles over river Ant at Ludham Bridge then take next right, after Dog Inn, into Hall Road.
After half mile turn right into St. Benets Road.
Follow concrete track for two-thirds of a mile. Once track reverts to gravel (farm buildings on your left) you will find visitor car park signposted on left.

Sat Nav 52.694944, 1.443975

Located near Woodbastwick, about 9 miles NE from the centre of Norwich.

From Norwich leave inner ring road at Kett's Hill leading to the B1150 Plumstead Road signposted for Thorpe End.
At Heartsease roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Thorpe End and continue on Plumstead Road.
Travel through Thorpe End, under Northern Distributor Road and take first exit at next roundabout.
Follow Plumstead Road onto Norwich Road, past Brick Kilns PH, onto Belt Road and take next left turn onto Primrose Corner, signposted Woodbastwick/Wroxham.
Follow Primrose Corner onto Southfield Lane and turn right at T junction into Horning Road.
Follow Horning Road past village green and take next left turn onto Ferry Road (as Horning Road bears sharp right).
Approx 0.25 mile you will come to some cottages in front of you, turn left to gate (use key code to open/close electronic gate if necessary).
Follow private road for approx 0.5 mile then turn right (do not continue straight to "Barn").
Follow track until you reach the NDAA car park.

Sat Nav 52.694960, 1.467051

Located near Woodbastwick, about 9.5 miles NE from the centre of Norwich.

From Norwich leave inner ring road at Kett's Hill leading to the B1150 Plumstead Road signposted for Thorpe End.
At Heartsease roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Thorpe End and continue on Plumstead Road.
Travel through Thorpe End, under Northern Distributor Road and take first exit at next roundabout.
Follow Plumstead Road onto Norwich Road, past Brick Kilns PH, onto Belt Road and take next left turn onto Primrose Corner, signposted Woodbastwick/Wroxham.
Follow Primrose Corner onto Southfield Lane and turn right at T junction into Horning Road.
Follow Horning Road past village green and take next left turn onto Ferry Road (as Horning Road bears sharp right).
Follow Ferry Road, keep right at fork, and continue until end (this road is liable to flooding).
Park in beside boat moorings and NDAA fishing available along moorings and downstream to the right of the car park.

Sat Nav 52.694960, 1.544202

Located near Ludham, about 15 miles NE from the centre of Norwich.

From Norwich take the A1151 signposted for Wroxham.
At Wroxham cross over river and through Hoveton.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A1062 Horning Road.
Follow A1062 for 4.5 miles over river Ant at Ludham Bridge then take next right, after Dog Inn, into Hall Road.
Follow Hall Road for approx a mile until junction with Staithe Road/Cold Harbour Road turn right, signposted Marshes.
Follow Cold Harbour Road until end where car park is located. NDAA pegs are downstream to the right of the car park.