Bridge Inn, Lenwade

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COVID-19 restrictions apply please follow Angling Trust guidance.

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

Please adhere to the venue rules and please note that NUAC guests must purchase a Day Ticket, available from the Bridge Inn.

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 36 swims and is full of features such as an island, gravel bars & lilies all of which offer the perfect environment for our fish. The lake is mainly stocked with carp and tench, with the carp averaging 15lbs+ and the tench 5lbs+ and it is also home to many other species and is a magnet for wildlife.

Match Lake

A small match/pleasure pond with canal arm towards the river, 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).

COVID-19 restrictions apply please keep up-to-date with Angling Trust and fishery guidance. Bridge Inn Fishery facebook page is here.

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, guests must purchase a Day Ticket from the bailiff on the bank.
  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.

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. No under 16s

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 days or one consecutive two-day period.
  2. Whole day booking is from 08:00 on the first day to 08:00 on the following day. This enables overnight fishing on those venues where night fishing is allowed.
  3. If after 2.00pm on the day of any booking, there is availability on the following day, members are then allowed to book the following day as well. This would enable two consecutive night's fishing.
  4. If you are only planning a part day, please state the approximate period you would be on the water. For example if you were just going for the morning, we might be able to release the ticket to someone else who fancies going for the afternoon.
  5. If asked for a ticket, please present your NUAC membership card.
  6. Please ensure you have read the relevant fishery rules before fishing.

To book your place, please send an e-mail to

Please state your required date(s), time and venue e.g. Bridge Inn.

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

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.