Norfolk‘s historic Horsey Mere is set to offer limited access to pike anglers.

Now anyone can apply to enjoy the unique water which produced Peter Hancock’s 40lbs record fish, in 1950.

One boat a day will be allowed on the water on a trial basis from November 1, after lengthy negotiations between Horsey Estate, English Nature, Broads Authority, National Trust and Broads Angling Strategy Group.

Access during 2006-07 season, the access is for 1 boat per day, with access being open for booking 7 days per week from 1st November 2006 until 28th February 2007.

The cost of a permit is £15.00 per day, and allows for 2 anglers and a maximum of 2 rods each from the one boat, fishing from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm each day. Dates will be taken on first come first served basis.

Booking must be made in advance, in writing using the application form available in writing from the Horsey Estate who are managing this access trial at the following address:Buxton Property Management (Fishing), Speedwell House, Lingwood, Norwich, NR13 4ET