When looking for the ultimate UK coarse fishing break, Great Yarmouth offers an angler’s holiday paradise with miles of rivers and hundreds of acres of Norfolk Broads right on its doorstep.
Inland, the freshwater angler has over 200 miles of rivers and many hundreds of acres of Broads to choose from, which are well stocked with nearly every possible species of freshwater fish.
The Ormesby group of Broads are easily reached from Great Yarmouth and are best fished from a boat. There are also many miles of good bank fishing close to Great Yarmouth with the three main rivers: the Yare, Bure and Waveney, together with their main tributaries the Thurne and Ant. Many stretches are famous throughout the country for their fishing excellence, such as those at Potter Heigham and Martham.
If looking for a family break with the opportunity to fish, then a holiday in Great Yarmouth also provides many family activities on the Norfolk Broads and throughout the resort – guaranteed to keep everyone happy.
For the sea angler the best fishing occurs from September – January with whiting, dabs, flounders, eels and cod, although there is always excellent fishing available throughout the year. With easily fished coasts and fishing charters available, Great Yarmouth offers a great choice of sea angling breaks. Please note that restrictions on beaches do apply to vehicles.
As well as the statutory Rod License, a fishing permit is required to fish on certain non-tidal rivers and lakes controlled by the Broads Authority. Trout fishing is also available on certain stretches but a special permit must also be obtained to fish these.
With accommodation to suit any preference or budget, Great Yarmouth can cater to the holiday needs of any angler, no matter what the season.
For more information about holidays and fishing opportunities in Great Yarmouth, visit www.great-yarmouth.co.uk or call the Tourist Information Centre on 01493 846345.