Bawburgh Lakes Open Day – Sunday 6th June 2010

The Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association (NACA) is holding its annual open day event at the renowned Bawburgh Lakes Fishery just outside Norwich on Sunday 6th June 2010 between 10:00am and 4:30pm.  Entry, coaching and demonstrations are free, with plenty of parking for the public to enjoy watching and meeting experienced anglers, fish with qualified angling coaches and watch many demonstrations.

All juniors must be accompanied by an adult.

The Environment Agency will be the main sponsor of the event.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead, and not allowed to foul the fishery.

Demonstrations will be ongoing and include:

  • Pike fishing including handling/ welfare, lure fishing and trace making in conjunction with members of the Pike Anglers of Great Britain (PAC), NACA and Norwich Pike Anglers Club (NPAC)
  • Carp fishing including rig making, marker float casting, spodding plus a small stand from NASH tackle with Tony Duffin and friends
  • Watch the sparks fly with electricity and carbon rods by EDF energy
  • Learn to long distance cast with Terry Houseago
  • Pellet fishing with Paul Cordy of Cordy’s tackle
  • Tench fishing with Justin Grapes 
  • Feeder fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Pond dipping
  • Guided bird watching.
  • Nest box making


Displays to help promote the following:

  • Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association
  • Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative
  • Environment Agency


Norfolk Anglers Conservation AssociationCoaching Sessions

There will be an emphasis on newcomers, young and lapsed anglers, who will be able to fish with the ADB and PAA qualified coaches that will be set up on Bawburgh, Finger and Semons Lakes to provide instruction.  There is no age limit and no fishing tackle or bait is needed, fishing licences to cover anyone fishing on the day are also supplied.

Bait for the coaches will be sponsored by Angling Direct and Sensas.

Bring a picnic or just come for a walk in the surrounds of this beautiful Conservation site, managed by NACA.  Food and refreshments can be purchased from the barbecue which will be served throughout the day.

Access to the event is in New Road between Bawburgh Village and Bowthorpe, approximately 4 miles west of Norwich.  Turn off from A47 bypass on to the B1108 Watton Road signed ‘Colney and N&N Hospital’ then head towards Watton, taking the first right down Stocks Hill to Bawburgh Village.  New Road is immediate right turn after the bridge; follow the road back under the A47 with the Fishery entrance a further 100 yards on the right.

From Bowthorpe, New Road turn is directly off the perimeter Chapel Break Road.

Sat Nav: NR9 3LZ

For updated information please visit NACA website www.norfolkanglers.co.uk or contact NACA Publicity Officer Chris Smith on 07826 811036.