Railway Lake, Part of the Barford Lakes Complex
The Railway Lake is the main venue at the Railway Lakes complex in Thuxton (nr Garvestone), in Norfolk.
Originally dug by the previous owner as a water ski-ing lake, this venue was obtained by Barford Lakes in 1999. Water quality has since been improved and the banks graded and with the installation of a portakabin and a wheelchair accessible toilet, it has good facilites. The portakabin is located on the right as you go over the bridge when entering the complex and has two rooms allowing clubs fishing both Railway and Willow to draw simultaneously.
The lake holds quantities of small Carp to 2½lb, Tench to 5lb and there are also some good size Bream to 8lb although they have proven to be very illusive. The lake is also teeming with Roach, Rudd, Chub and small Skimmers and 30lb catches of only silver fish is possible. There is also the odd double figure carp present from the original stock.
Peg Layout and Depth
All of this lake has permanent pegs and all pegs are wheelchair accessible. The whole of the lake can be driven around, although anglers are requested to park in the two car parks provided. There is a large car park as you enter the fishery and further parking near pegs 35-40, there is also parking for a few cars near peg 57-58. There is a disabled toilet at this lake and a portakabin, which is situated on the right as you enter the complex.
The average depth of the lake is 5'.
- The first 38 pegs have an island to fish to which is about 2025 metres away.
- Pegs 6062 have good lily pad cover in the summer and usually produce good weights.
- The 40's fish well due to the weed cover.
- Pegs 1, 12 and 30 are also good draws.