Bar­tles can’t be beaten

Great fish­ery and a spring­board for ex­plor­ing Nor­folk

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

IN THE heart of the Wen­sum val­ley and sur­rounded by glo­ri­ous Nor­folk coun­try­side is Bar­tles Lodge, a multi-lake com­plex of­fer­ing great fish­ing for the day-ticket an­gler or those look­ing for a longer break. Com­fort­able B&B ac­com­mo­da­tion is avail­able in con­verted sta­bles sur­rounded by 11 acres of beau­ti­ful grounds at the Els­ing fish­ery, close to the town of Dere­ham, and if you fancy self-ca­ter­ing there’s a tour­ing car­a­van site too.

Bar­tles is the ideal spot for ex­plor­ing Nor­folk, with the broads and North Nor­folk coast very close. Nor­folk’s cap­i­tal, Nor­wich, is just 12 miles away.

There are three lakes on the main site plus two more on the Hall Walk com­plex just a few miles away in Len­wade, which is open to res­i­dents only. The main fish­ing lakes are Lizzy’s, Laura’s and Vic­to­ria’s, with carp the main quarry. Lizzy’s, at three-quar­ters of an acre, has depths from 2ft-3ft and is stocked with carp to 12lb plus tench, bream, perch and roach. Laura’s is around an acre and slightly deeper, hold­ing carp to over 20lb, tench, bream, roach and perch to 3lb. Why not visit and see what else this fan­tas­tic fish­ery has to of­fer?

Laura’s Lake holds carp to well over 20lb.

Early morn­ing at the tran­quil Bar­tles Lodge.

Bar­tles Lodge, Church Street, Els­ing, Dere­ham, Nor­folk, NR20 3EA

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