Welcome to Barford Lakes Website

Based on the outskirts of Norwich in Norfolk, we provide an impressive range of fishing across the four venues we manage. We have a total of 8 well stocked lakes holding a good variety of fish, including Carp, Tench, Bream, Chub, Crucian Carp, Golden Tench and Orfe, Roach, Rudd and Perch. Also on site we have excellent facilities including car parking, toilet block, and our fully stocked tackle shop.

For anglers of all abilities we offer some of the best fishing lakes in Norfolk and with additional lakes opening in 2007/2008 we will have something to suit everyone from the casual angler through to the specimen specialist.

Choppy’s Defibrillator

52 anglers fished Choppy’s memorial match on Saturday 22nd October all the lakes at Barford and Colton Lakes. All the peg fees were donated into a fund for a defibrillator to be kept at the lakes at Barford. 

We took special care to ensure we bought the right one and after advice bought a fully automatic machine for use on both children and adults.

Thank you all again for contributing to this great cause ……

The Defibrillator is now located in the shop and up and running.

Here is a photo of Tracey proudly showing Kevin’s Legacy 

 2017 Tracie and difib small

Thanks so much to Kevin’s partner for 8 years, Tracey Davis.  It was a hard day for all involved, especially Tracey, but between her, her Mum and her friend, Stella there was a great spread for the anglers at the end with sausage rolls, sandwiches and homemade cakes.  The café gave everyone a free bacon/sausage bap and teas in the morning and their food at the end was welcomed by all who fished.  Big thanks also to Ian Ingram who trained us up to use this equipment in January this year and has offered to provide further training for the defib free of charge – top work – thank you Ian.

 from all at Barford Lakes  

2017 Fish-O-Mania Result

Congratulations to Andy Adams from Oakham who qualified today form Top Lake peg 5 with 104lb 11ozs.  Andy caught carp to 11lb fishing pellet shallow.    Andy fished a B911 size 18 on a 0.14 mainline with 0.12 hooklength.  

2nd place was Stewart Bracey from Bury St Edmunds who caught 98lb 9ozs from peg 23 on Willow Lake.  Stewart fished worm and caster and had carp to 10lb.  

3rd place was Adam Southgate from Bishops Stortford who caught 92lb 1ozs from peg 2 on Railway Lake.  Adam caught on worm over groundbait and had fish to 13lb.

4th overall was Matthew Arnold with 91lb 6ozs from peg 2 on the Top Lake and 5th places was Keith 'Della' Pearson who had 87lb 14oz from peg 29 on the Pleasure Lake

Section winners were - Colin Begbie, Perry Stone, Richard Beeston, Matthew Crowe, Lee Carver, Andrew Dearing, Simon Colclough and Martin Homes.

Big thanks to the scalesmen today, Kevin Nicholsan, Barry Harmer, Dave Jarvis, Paul Gardiner and Zak Worby.   And many thanks to Terry Lear and HArry for the car parking this morning.

Lake Results

Saturday, 15 April, 2017 

Barford Top Lake   -   Fish-O-Mania Qualifier
1 Andy Adams
104 lbs 11 ozs Peg: 5  
2 Matthew Arnold 91 lbs 6 ozs Peg: 2  
3 Colin Begbie 57 lbs 4 ozs Peg: 11  
Saturday, 15 April, 2017 

Barford Pleasure Lake   -   Fish-O-Mania Qualifier
1 Keith Pearson
(Bentley Angling, Team Hayfield Baits)
87 lbs 14 ozs Peg: 29  
2 Perry Stone
79 lbs 7 ozs Peg: 7  
3 Adam Playford
(Lewis Anglers World)
76 lbs 9 ozs Peg: 3  
Saturday, 15 April, 2017 

Railway Lake   -   Fish-O-Mania Qualifier
1 Adam Southgate 92 lbs 1 ozs Peg: 2  
2 Simon Colclough
(Browning Wickford)
84 lbs 1 ozs Peg: 20  
3 Shane Trower 82 lbs 0 ozs Peg: 8  
Saturday, 15 April, 2017 

Barford Match Lake   -   Fish-O-Mania Qualifier
1 Richard Beeston 41 lbs 7 ozs Peg: 3  
2 Matthew Crowe
37 lbs 12 ozs Peg: 13  
3 Harry Morgan 37 lbs 5 ozs Peg: 17  
Saturday, 15 April, 2017 

Colton Lake   -   Fish-O-Mania Qualifier
1 Lee Carver 59 lbs 0 ozs Peg: 10  
2 Adam Major
(Wensum Valley Angling)
58 lbs 9 ozs Peg: 31  
3 Dave Reeve 54 lbs 10 ozs Peg: 4  
Saturday, 15 April, 2017 

Willow Lake   -   Fish-O-Mania Qualifier
1 Stewart Bracey
(Dynamite Baits)
98 lbs 9 ozs Peg: 23  
2 Andrew Dearing 62 lbs 6 ozs Peg: 19  
3 Shannon Swallow 60 lbs 0 ozs Peg: 35


Sunday Open Matches

We have some Sunday Open matches coming up.  Dates as follows:

Sunday 30th April - Railway Lake
Sunday 7th May - Railway Lake
Sunday 14th May - Willow Lake
Sunday 21st May - Pleasure Lake.

Draw at 8.30am with fishing from 10am - 3.30pm.  

Entry £25

Payouts based on 15 anglers

1st  -  £75     2nd  -  £50     3rd  -  £40

£30 section every 5 pegs (by default)

Optional £10 Biggest accumulative weight.  To be paid by 1st match - payouts depending on entry

To book in please call 01603 759624 or Zak on 07824 338617


We hope you find our site informative and welcome any feedback. Should you have any queries about fishing in Norfolk then please get in contact we will be pleased to assist and look forward to welcoming you for a day's fishing.