Bridge Inn Fishery, Lenwade

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The following waters at Bridge Inn Fishery are available to NUAC members but access must be booked in advance as per booking instructions stated below.

Please note that NUAC guests must purchase a Day Ticket. Day Tickets can be booked and paid for via Bridge Inn Fishery Bookings.

For further information on these lakes please refer to their Facebook page.

Main Lake

This is a mature gravel pit of approximately 5 acres in size with 20 swims and is full of features such as an island, gravel bars & lilies all of which offer the perfect environment for our fish. There are 200 to 250 carp, the average is 19lb, a good head of twenties, and some go over the magical 30lb mark.

Pleasure Lake

A small pleasure lake with 15 pegs, heavily stocked with a mix of roach, rudd, skimmers, perch, carp, tench and even a few crucians. With depths of only 3ft max this makes it ideal for youngsters to learn our sport.

River Wensum

The Bridge Inn also provide access to a wonderful stretch of the river Wensum where you can fish for chub, dace, roach and grayling. This stretch runs downstream from the Fakenham Road bridge to the old railway bridge (now Marriots Way).

NUAC access to Bridge Inn venues is via arrangement with the owner and as part of this arrangement the following rules MUST be followed;

  1. NUAC member must have pre-booked their day's fishing as per booking instructions below.
  2. Only the NUAC member is entitled to free fishing, NUAC guests must book their visit beforehand via Bridge Inn Fishery Bookings.
  3. Members must carry their NUAC club permit at all times, and show it if requested.
  4. Please display your NUAC car parking permit when you park your car.
  5. Members must adhere to the fishery rules as stated below.
  6. You MUST have your BIF Permit, issued when your booking was confirmed, with you when you visit the fishery (either on your phone or printed off beforehand).
  7. Please report to BIF tackle & bait shop BEFORE fishing (shop is sign posted).

Fishery Rules

Main Lake - No access after 8.30pm

  1. Single micro barbed hooks only
  2. Minimum 12lb mainline
  3. No fixed leads – all leads must be able to drop easily
  4. Bait boats are allowed but must not be mistreated
  5. Please use a minimum of 2 feet of rig tubing
  6. Carp care must be used – no fishing if not in tackle box (available to buy at our tackle shop)
  7. Cradle type unhooking mats to be used
  8. Only fish at allocated swims
  9. No removal of fish from our lakes dead or alive (you will be prosecuted and banned for life)
  10. No harming of wildlife or shrubbery on our site
  11. No fires
  12. No nuts
  13. Respect other anglers no loud music
  14. Take your rubbish home with you
  15. No keep nets
  16. Sacking of fish is permitted up to 4 hours or first light for photographs
  17. Whilst taking photos, no standing! Hold the fish over a carp mat whilst kneeling
  18. Keep within your swim boundaries
  19. No excessive baiting
  20. No lead core leaders
  21. Minimum 42” landing net
  22. Never leave rods unattended
  23. No drugs
  24. No saving of swims without bailiff’s permission
  25. Fishing licence must be shown on arrival
  26. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Pike Fishing

  1. No lures, gags of any type
  2. Live bait fish caught from our lake only
  3. Dead bait is allowed

Pleasure Lake – Dawn to Dusk Only

  1. Barbless hooks only
  2. No keep nets (unless arranged with bailiff beforehand)
  3. No fixed leads
  4. 2 rods maximum
  5. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  6. Unhooking mats must be used
  7. No fires, harming of wildlife and shrubbery
  8. Take your rubbish home with you
  9. No standing up while holding fish
  10. No excessive drinking or drugs
  11. No removal of fish from our lakes dead or alive (you will be prosecuted and banned for life)
  1. Only 2 advance bookings can be in place at any one time for any member. Either two separate 24 hour periods or one consecutive 48 hour period.
  2. Bookings must start or end at 7am or 7pm.
  3. Please ensure you have read the relevant fishery rules before booking.

Check venue calendar for availability at Bridge Inn Fishery Bookings

Once you have ascertained days you require are available, please send an e-mail to

Please state your required date(s), time and venue: BIF Main | BIF Pleasure | BIF River

Please also provide a contact number so that we can speak to you if necessary

Please provide at least 24 hours notice (from the start of your booking), we cannot guarantee your booking will be processed otherwise

A booking is not completed UNTIL you receive a confirmation email

Please note that there are only 2 tickets available per day

Thank You

Directions to Venue

Sat Nav NR9 5SE

Located in the grounds of The Bridge Inn, 2 Fakenham Road, Lenwade, about 12 miles NW from the centre of Norwich.

From Norwich outer ring road follow the A1067, Drayton High Road, signposted for Fakenham.
Keep on the A1067 through Taverham and on to Lenwade.
At Lenwade keep on the main road and cross river bridge (just after 30mph zone starts).
Turn right after the river bridge into Bridge Inn car park and bear right to track leading into car park adjacent to lake & river.