The following waters at Shallowbrook Lakes, Costessey are available to NUAC members via arrangement with the owner. Please adhere to the venue rules and please note that NUAC guests must purchase a Day Ticket, available from the bailiff on the bank. For more information about these waters please consult the Shallowbrook Lakes website.

Meadow Lake

This lake is approximately 5 acres in size and has 46 permanent pegs. The near and far ends have a depth in the middle of between 10-14' with the pegs on or opposite the point providing a depth of 6-8' down the middle.

The main stock fish are carp varying from a few ounces to double figures with the majority in the 3-4lb class. See the Media Gallery below for a video of carp fishing in the margins at Meadow Lake.

Even discounting the carp this is a prolific venue with plenty of bream and skimmers to mop up your bait if the carp fail to show. Plus there are also plenty of roach and rudd which provide plenty of sport up in the water with maggot or casters. For some hints on how to go about catching silvers see the video in the Media Gallery below.

Snipe Lake

The lake is about 2.5 acres in size with approximately 20 swims. The margins contain soft weed and some lillies and beyond the margins the water has a depth between 10 and 14 feet. There is long thin island that holds a number of pegs and creates a small bay in the top corner that is a noted area.

This mixed fishery contains a good variety of species with plenty of small perch, roach and rudd to keep the "bit bashers" happy. Better sized roach can be found fishing hemp and casters. Tench are present in good numbers and result in sizeable nets in spring and early summer to the angler lucky enough to locate them. In addition there are big bream, crucians, eels and big perch up to 3lb 12oz.

For an insight into the Perch fishing at Snipe check out the video in the Media Gallery below.


NUAC access to Meadow & Snipe Lakes at Shallowbrook is via arrangement with the owner and as part of this arrangement the following rules MUST be followed;

  1. Fishing confined to Snipe and Meadow Lakes. NUAC are not entitled to free fishing on the Match and Carp Lakes.
  2. Only the NUAC member is entitled to free fishing, guests must purchase a Day Ticket from the bailiff on the bank.
  3. Club permit and rod licence must be carried at all times.
  4. Take all litter and unused bait home with you, and do not discard any tackle or equipment.
  5. Barbless hooks only.
  6. Members and their guests must adhere to the fishery rules.
  7. Members are responsible for any guests and their observance of the rules.

Directions to Venue

Sat Nav NR5 0LA

Please note both lakes are at Costessey, with Meadow Lake being on the south side of Norwich Road and Snipe Lake being on the north side.

From Norwich outer ring road follow the A1074 for Dereham.
At the Hellesdon traffic lights (Aldi on your left) go straight.
At next lights turn right into Norwich Road.
Follow Norwich Road for approx half a mile.
After passing Hill Road on your left the road narrows slightly as you cross a brick walled bridge.

Immediately after bridge take the next left signposted Shallowbrook Lakes
Go through entrance and follow the track, watch out as it's a bit bumpy.
Continue through gate, past Horseshoe Lake on right & Carp Lake on left
At the fork bear right to access pegs on the field side or left to access the pegs on the river side

After the bridge take the next right turn (50 yards after the bridge just as the road bears off to the left)
Parking is on the right just in front of the lake