CLOSed until further notice

Dear All,

In light of the further government restrictions announced this evening, and despite its wish to keep the lake open for as long as possible for the health and well being of the NFC membership, the Committee has concluded that it can do nothing more than announce that Holkham Lake is closed for fishing with immediate effect, and that members are strongly advised not to visit the lake until told otherwise!

I am personally sorry it has come to this, but really the Committee had no choice and little room for manoeuvre.

More news will follow as and when we get decisions about fish stocking etc.

I should be grateful if members would pass on this message to those who you know that might not have e-mail.

Best Regards,

David S


FISHERY REPORT 14th to 21st MARCH 2020

Fishery Report 14th to 21st March 2020- Firstly and very importantly our Lake does remain open for fishing but it is imperative that all members and guests  follow the strict coronavirus procedures that David Shannon,  our Secretary,  has e mailed to all members and displayed on posters on the Club Pavilion and Weighing in Hut Doors.  Your Committee will continue to review these procedures on a regular basis.

Now with regards to the fishing, another good week with 235 fish taken with a rod average of just on three fish per visit. Best fish taken was a lovely rainbow of 6.75 lbs and there were plenty of 2 to 3lb fish and a sprinkling of ‘4 ‘s thrown in for good measure. Weekly stocking will continue and to date 2320 fish have been stocked with 785 fish taken. Intermediates and slow sink lines with small lures and boobies again proved successful but more and more members are moving over to floating/midge tip lines with buzzers and nymphs. Some good buzzer hatches are taking place particulary round about the 11 am to 2 pm period and members have reported seeing quite a few fish ‘on top’. Fish seem to be well spread around the lake and I have heard of fish being taken from the large willow below the club hut down to the end of the south bank; the reeds on the east bank; cromer pier and the gravels on the north bank and by the willow in the middle of the west bank. Also I know of one good catch taken on the peninsula in the first bay on the left and fishing down towards the east bank. However it is still cold and fish will continue to shoal up a bit so do ‘make a move’ if you and others around you are not catching. Finally do keep safe, look after yourselves and please do all you can whilst at our fishery to implement the essential coronavirus prevention measures your committee have laid out to you all.

Roger – 21/03/20 

Norfolk Fly Fishers' Club