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.

Spring Update

Spring is on the way!  Happy days. An update below from the lakes and shop. 

Day Ticket Fishing

We’re open from Tuesday to Saturday still from 8am.  It’s been various lakes over the winter but from April will mostly be the Top and Pleasure Lakes.  Both been fishing quite well and improving now the weather's getting warmer. 

Match Fishing Events & Festivals

Most of the year’s events are now up on the What’s On section of our website.   The FOUR DAY FESTIVAL will run again from Friday 14th to Monday 17h August.  It’s one of the friendliest festivals in fishing with varied sections so you’re not fishing with the same anglers each day.  There are optional super pools and we keep low numbers on each lake to ensure the best fishing.  A great bunch attend and it’s an enjoyable weekend.  Accommodation can be arranged so please get in touch if you’re interested.

The 2 DAY FESTIVAL this year will be on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September on the Match Lake and Colton.  Further details soon.

FISH O MANIA returns on Saturday 16th May.  All tickets have now been allocated by the Angling Trust.  We will be closed for day tickets that Saturday but spectators are more than welcome and the café is open all day.


These will run again every Wednesday from 3rd June for 6 weeks.  The draw is at 5.30pm and fishing from 6pm to 9pm.  It’s a great time of day to fish and anyone can enter even if you don’t match fish (we can lend you a keepnet).  We have kept a low entry fee and optional pools.  You can pay £6 or £10 to enter.  Those that don’t normally match fish enter a £1 pool and the others a £5 pool (the peg fee is £5).  We had 2 juniors fish last year and thanks to one of our Angling Champion volunteers, Kevin Nicholsan they had a trophy to fish for each week.  Phil Nichols (Angling Champion Volunteer and Lacons AC) will also hopefully be helping Kevin again this year and I hope to fish more too.  Kevin and Phil did a great job last year and we're pleased they can get involved again this year.


Why not pop down and check our prices?  Most are at internet price and we can pretty much price match most deals, give us a try and see what we can do for you.  Or just pop in for a cup of tea and some free friendly advice.  If Jack's slow on getting the kettle on, feel free to give him a nudge!  Failing that, the cafe is currently open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings!


We have the new rod licences available in the shop.  They are £27 for a full licence.  Licences expire on 31st March.

Sainsbury’s Norfolk School Games Final

We will again be hosting the final for the Norfolk School Games Angling event on 30th June 2015.  The 8 School Sports Partnerships from Norfolk send 2 teams of 3 to compete at county level.  The complex will be closed at Barford but day tickets will be at Colton Lake (tickets form Barford).  Norfolk is one of the few counties that has an angling event in the School Games, this was through the work of the County Angling Action Group run by the Angling Trust.

4 Day Festival 2015

This year's 4 day festival will be fished from Friday 14th August to Monday 17th August 2015. Further details can be found by clicking here

We try to keep the anglers on each lake low in order to provide the best fishing.  The sections are not always the same each day too so you don'tfish with the same people all weekend. All the venues are close together and you have plenty of time after the draw, but for transport reasons anglers travelling together can be placed in the same secion, please ask when booking.

Please email or call 01603 759624 to book in.  Accomodation can be arranged, please get in touch.


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.