Abbey Waters, Part of the Barford Lakes Complex
Abbey Waters is located on the outskirts of Old Buckenham in Norfolk, and is about a 25 minute drive from the main Barford Lakes complex.
This venue became part of the Barford Lakes complex in 1997. Situated on secluded private farmland, like Colton Lake, Abbey Waters began life as a farm irrigation lake.
Situated near to light aircraft strips at Old Buckenham and Tibenham you need to be careful not to miss bites at this venue as you will often see sky-divers parachuting through the air!
There is good car parking at this venue but as of yet no toilet facilities.
The lake is full of Roach, Rudd, Tench to 5lb and Carp in the 5-6lb range with some reaching 12lb.
Peg Layout and Depth
This triangular shaped lake has 30 pegs and averages at 6' deep. The deepest part of this lake is in the middle and is more easily fished on the higher numbers.
A planting programme of Willows on the north side of the lake provides excellent screening from the wind and the margins, which tend to be quite shallow but productive, mostly have good reed growth.
With accessibility in mind, a car can be driven around the whole lake (with permission) and although it is possible to access pegs 19-30 and pegs 1-4, some assistance may be required as there is a ledge down to the pegs of about 18 inches-1 foot. Pegs 8-18 are inaccessible for wheelchair users.
- Pegs 1-3 and 11-15 seemed to have been the most successful areas so far.
- As weather conditions vary so do the productive pegs.