Wensum Fisheries offers its members a unique fishing experience in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Situated close to the village of Costessey on the outskirts of Norwich the fishery can be found on Taverham Lane (Sat Nav NR8 5BE) and accessed by a secure padlocked double gate offering security to our members, their vehicles and tackle.
The many lakes in this area of the Wensum valley are believed to have been excavated during the war years to provide aggregates to build the wartime airfields in Norfolk so have possibly been in existence for over sixty years, which have matured to provide a wonderful woodland setting for this beautiful fishery. Yet its believed that Wensum fisheries didn't attain any prominence as a fishery until the mid sixties when individuals such as Lenny Bunn, Arthur Clarke, Ray Cannell and Sid Baker began to fish the area and carp were stocked for the first time.
Low numbers of carp were stocked in the early seventies and mid nineties with these fish historically attaining some impressive weights topping 40lb due to the excellent water quality the lakes have to offer. The fishery has also been known in the past for its tench and bream to double figures and with around 1 mile of the superb river wensum on offer recently producing chub to over 7lb and with a chance of barbel and large roach the fishery is set to become a truly outstanding mixed specimen fishery.
With further careful stocking and development of this fishery over the next few years we intend to re capture the traditional character of this once loved fishery and will continue to build on the big fish pedigree the lakes clearly have providing opportunities for our members to fish in a lovely environment away from the hustle & bustle of many of today's busy fisheries and with the chance to catch superb carp and tench yet will also be providing our members with the opportunity should they wish to while away a few hours with the gentler side of angling float fishing amongst the lily pads with what has now become a rare possibility to fish a classic mature Wensum gravel pit fishery and experience fishing as many would like it to be .
Each lake is explained in further detail on this website please use this information to decide which is the lake for you this season, and remember angling is a very personal experience, at Wensum Fisheries we aim to provide you with the fishing you want to enjoy.
Wensum Fisheries actively promotes angling the environment and the wider community and is a club member of the Angling Trust.
With secure ample parking, clean fully serviced toilet facilities, the fishery has and will continue to invest to provide our members with a fishery they can visit time after time and be safe, secure and confident that on the right day they may experience a days fishing to remember.