02/04/12 Nar Valley Fisheries coarse fish season closed at the weekend with a flurry of big Carp from the waters. We were only one reported thirty pound plus Carp away from our target 40 fish. Three thirties in the last week were banked from Lake Geneva; Tommy Pope with a 30lb Common, Leighton Grove a 32lb Mirror, and Rob Davies also a 32lb Mirror. Twenty pound plus fish were also landed from Fenn Lake, Willow Pool, and Lake Geneva.
19/03/12 We are entering the last two weeks of the current coarse season at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex but the big Carp continue to be caught. To date we have had 36 reported Carp over 30lb this season. Lake Geneva is the venue for a last minute specimen; Nick Durant of Exeter banked the largest Carp of the week a superb Mirror of 29lb 4oz, not quite a thirty but a lovely fish all the same.
The fish in Hobbs lake, the new trout fishery, are now showing well mostly mornings and evening with the hatches of black gnats taking place on a regular basis. Suffice to say members are finding some good action on nymphs and buzzers suspended just below the surface in the activity areas, with Rainbows between 1.5lb and 3lb this is a recipe for some great sport.
13/03/12 A few more anglers were out this week on the coarse lakes at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex taking advantage of the weather in the last month of the season. The fish were not feeding as well as last week, but Lake Geneva has been good for Carp from mid-double figures to thirty pounds plus. Ian Jarrold, fishing Lake Geneva, added another 31lb 10oz Mirror Carp to his impressive tally of fish for this season. Fenn lake is worth a go with Carp from mid-double figures to 26lb being reported. Members are reminded the renewal notices are out and should be returned by 31st March to guarantee your permit for next season.
04/03/12 The spring-like weather on the first day of March has sparked the Nar Valley Fisheries complex fish into action. The new Hobbs lake Trout fishery was opened by John Wilson MBE on the 1st March. A few members wet a line during the morning and all had the opportunity to bank a fish. Mark Redhead was the first to score with a nice 'stockie' Rainbow followed closely by one of the few Brown trout. John also added to the daily tally with another 'stockie' Rainbow. No big fish were caught on the day but a number were seen rising throughout the morning.
On the coarse fish front, the change in the weather and the change of the month has persuaded the Carp to feed well. The first fish out was a lovely 31lb Common Carp landed by Mark Thorpe from Fenn Lake. Lake Geneva has also woken up, with Ian Jarrold banking a superb 31lb Mirror from the venue. A few other Carp have been landed in the mid-twenties range including a 34lb 8oz Mirror by an unknown member.
27/02/12 Pike have been the most prolific sport at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex this week. Fenn lake, Johns Pond and Lake Geneva have all produced Pike to mid double figures. The Carp have been very quiet this week and with the weather improving the prospects are good for this weekend. The final stocking of Trout in Hobbs Lake has taken place today (27/2/12), ready for the opening day on 1st March. TV angling celebrity John Wilson will be present at the opening on 1st March, which will take place at 9am, and John will be trying his luck to land one of the first few fish from this large trout fishery. Rainbow trout from 1.5lb to 12lb have been stocked to give this venue a terrific start.
19/02/12 On Friday 17th February, we saw the initial stocking of Trout into Nar Valley Fisheries Hobbs Lake. Pictured is a superb 12lb Rainbow trout which was just one of the fish stocked ready for the start of the season on 1st March. We are very pleased to announce the Hobbs lake trout fishery will be officially opened on 1st March 2012 by TV Angling celebrity John Wilson who will be on hand all morning to talk tips and tactics, and he will also be trying his luck to bag a fish.
14/02/12 On Friday 17th February we see the initial stocking of Trout into Hobbs Lake at 10.30am. This coincides with an open morning from 9am to 1pm when any prospective members and existing members may come to view the Nar Valley Fisheries complex, especially the new Trout lake. Permits for the new Trout fishery will be on sale at that time, and the fisheries team will be pleased to explain the site rules and regulations. We are very pleased to announce the Hobbs lake trout fishery will be officially opened on 1st March 2012 by TV Angling celebrity John Wilson who will be on hand all morning to talk tips and tactics, and he will also be trying his luck to bag a fish.
The coarse lakes have been frozen for the past two weeks, although the causeway side of Lake Geneva is now clear to a distance of 50 metres from the works end to the point. The ice will soon break up if the milder weather and winder conditions prevail for the rest of this week.
06/02/12 Trout Fishing in West Norfolk - Nar Valley Fisheries will be opening a new Trout fishery at their Pentney site this spring. Hobbs Lake is a 15 acre former gravel pit, with an average depth of ten to twelve feet, many features and grassy banks will make a superb stillwater trout venue. An open morning on 17th February has been arranged for interested anglers to view the fishery and observe the initial stocking. Angling celebrity John Wilson (of 'Go Fishing' fame) will be attending the opening of the fishery on 1st March 2012.
31/01/12 Trout Fishing in West Norfolk - Nar Valley Fisheries will be opening a new Trout fishery on 1st March 2012. Hobbs Lake is 15acres and with an average depth of ten to twelve feet will make a superb stillwater trout venue. An open morning on 17th February has been arranged for interested anglers to view the fishery and observe the initial stocking.
21/01/12 A few more anglers on the bank and a few more fish in the net. Nar Valley Fisheries Lake Geneva is producing again; we have had a number of reports this week of Carp to mid-twenties being landed from around the fishery. Nar Valley Fisheries will be opening a Trout fishery on 1st March 2012. Hobbs Lake is 15acres and with an average depth of ten to twelve feet will make a superb stillwater trout venue. An open morning on 17th February has been arranged for interested anglers to view the fishery.
16/01/12 Since Christmas only a few anglers have tried their luck at Nar Valley Fisheries. Lake Geneva has produced a few Carp to mid twenty pounds and some double figure Pike over the last fortnight. Fenn lake has been the most consistent venue with reports of quality Carp feeding well, the best fish so far is a 26lb Common. For more information and permit details contact Chris on 01553 636507.
29/11/11 This week has seen a slow down in the Carp activity at Nar Valley Fisheries. Lake Geneva and Fenn lake have both produced fish to 20lb, but the bigger fish have eluded members. A few Pike to 15lb have been landed in Lake Geneva and Fenn lake, John’s Pond is also worth a go.
Nar Valley Fisheries will be opening a new Trout lake in March 2012. Hobbs Lake is over 15 acres in size with depths averaging 12 to 15 feet, and will be stocked with a mixture of sized Rainbow and Brown Trout. This will be a season ticket venue, and has received positive reviews from those who have attended the open day and other viewings. If you are interested in gaining more information and organising a look round, or for permit enquires for the coarse fisheries, contact Chris on 01553 636507
14/11/11 A number of quality Carp have been reported this week from the Nar Valley Fisheries complex. The best of the bunch is a superb 33lb Mirror Carp caught by Phil Lee from Lake Geneva. Phil also had a couple of double figure fish in the same session. Other Carp of 28lb and 26lb have been banked by members, also from Lake Geneva. The Pike fishing season has started with fish to 20lb coming from Narside; Lake Geneva and Fenn Lake have produced Pike to mid-doubles.
Nar Valley Fisheries will be opening a new Trout lake in March 2012. Hobbs Lake is over 15 acres in size with depths below 12 feet, and will be stocked with a mixture of sized Rainbow and Brown Trout. We are holding an open afternoon for prospective members to view the water and get a feel for this lovely lake. The gate to the fisheries will be open from 1pm until 4pm on 20th November 2011, just come along to have a look round and ask any questions
06/11/11 Nar Valley Fisheries will be opening a new Trout lake in March 2012. Hobbs Lake is over 15 acres in size with depths below 12 feet, and will be stocked with a mixture of sized Rainbow and Brown Trout. We are holding an open afternoon for prospective members to view the water and get a feel for this lovely lake. The gate to the fisheries will be open from 1pm until 4pm on 20th November 2011, just come along to have a look round and ask any questions.
31/10/11 Nar Valley Fisheries is on top form for Carp. This week has seen the 25th thirty pound plus specimen of the season so far. Alison Dix fished Lake Geneva to land a lovely Common Carp of 23lb 8oz. While Darren Proctor took this weeks top honours with a Mirror Carp of 34lb 8oz also taken from Lake Geneva.
25/10/11 This week has seen another record tumble at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex. This time Fenn lake’s Common Carp record was set by a new member, Trevor Nobbs banked the fish at a superb 32lb 4oz. Fenn lake has also been the place for a number of twenties, Trevor had other fish to 28lb and Stephen Wallace added another 24lb fish to his seasons list. On Willow Pool, Daren Proctor took Carp to 22lb 8oz. Lake Geneva continues to consistently produce quality Carp, Tim Smith had fish to 23lb, while Phil Lee managed six runs and banked four mid twenty pound fish.
18/10/11 It’s been another good week at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex. This week Mark Thorpe decided to prove he can catch big fish from anywhere by tackling the Fenn Lake, and landing a Carp of 28lb. Meanwhile, also on Fenn Lake, Steve Wallace banked Carp of 25lb and 20lb. But the best fish of the week was another 33lb Mirror caught from Lake Geneva by regular member Brian Bunton, taking the site season total number of reported thirties to 23. Again on Lake Geneva, new member Sam Frankham, on only his second visit, had his first fish a 27lb 10oz Mirror Carp caught on a single cell bottom bait over 1/2 kg of mixed pellets and crushed boilies. A few permits are still available from the local tackle shops in King’s Lynn and Swaffham.
13/10/11 The autumn big Carp rush is in full swing at Nar Valley Fisheries. Lake Geneva has produced some incredible catches. Mark Thorpe had another mid-week session in which he landed not one, but two thirty pound plus fish. His first fish was another different 35lb Mirror, closely followed by a 30lb Common. The session was concluded with a 17lb Mirror. Eric Yeoman banked three upper twenties, while Trevor Dranfield caught his personal best Mirror Carp of 33lb 9oz and his fishing companion Tim Smith had Mirror Carp of 29lb 6oz, 28lb, 20lb, 15lb plus, and a Common of 28lb.
04/10/11 The autumn feeding spree at Nar Valley Fisheries is in full swing with a further three thirty pound plus Carp from Lake Geneva this week. Mark Thorpe was the first to strike with his second Thirty of the season, a superb Common Carp of 33lb. A 30lb Common Carp landed by Brian Bunton was his second thirty of the season. Brian also witnessed a pristine 35lb Mirror, the other big fish caught by an unknown member. Lots of fish are rolling at dawn and dusk, so this weeks prospects are very good.
26/09/11 This week saw another new record Carp for the Nar Valley Fisheries complex, and a number of other quality fish from both Fenn lake and Lake Geneva. A few twenty pound plus Carp were topped by bailiff Johnny Owen who landed a beautiful 35lb 2oz Mirror Carp while fishing Lake Geneva. This superb fish is a new complex record and is the 16th reported thirty of the season. Meanwhile, Jordan Chandler caught his new personal best, his first 20lb carp from lake Geneva, he caught it on a scopex squid boilie tipped with fake corn on a blow back rig.
20/09/11 Nar Valley Fisheries’ Lake Geneva continues to perform well despite the changing weather conditions. The week’s highlight has been the father and son double-act of Phil and Nicholas Dix. The very memorable session commenced when Nicholas banked a superb 31lb 8oz Mirror Carp. Not to be out-done by his son, Phil landed an immaculate Common Carp of 30lb 2oz. The session was rounded off with Nicholas adding a 22lb Common to his tally, while Phil caught a beautiful Mirror of 28lb. These two fish have raised the seasons total to 15 reported thirty pound plus Carp from the venue. A few permits are available from the local tackle shops in King’s Lynn and Swaffham. Nar Valley Fisheries are currently working on a new stillwater trout fishery. The lake is over 15 acres in size and has many nice features, it will be a permit-only trout fishery. The lake will open in March 2012.
05/09/11 The sport at Nar Valley Fisheries has slowed down a little over the past week. Although two more thirty pound plus Carp from Lake Geneva have pleased their captors. The first Carp was banked by Sean Fendick, a Common of 31lb, in a bag of fish shared with Ben Barham which included four other twenties to 26lb. The thirteenth thirty of the season so far was landed by Phil Lee, again another Common Carp of 30lb 12oz. Nar Valley Fisheries are currently working on a new stillwater trout fishery. The lake is over 15 acres in size and has many nice features, it will be a permit-only trout fishery. The lake will open in March 2012.
30/08/11 Nar Valley Fisheries are currently working on a new stillwater trout fishery. The lake is over 15 acres in size and has many nice features, it will be a permit-only trout fishery. The lake will open in March 2012.
22/08/11 This week has seen the crowning of the best season ever at Nar Valley Fisheries. Regular member Tim Smith has again taken the top honours. Tim has added a superb 33lb 2oz Mirror Carp from Lake Geneva to his impressive big fish list, and in doing so has pushed the complex record number (eleven) of reported thirty pound plus Carp passed the previous best of ten. Bailiff Johnny Owen came very close with a lovely mirror weighing in at 29lb 2oz, also from Lake Geneva. Again junior member Levi King got amongst the fish with a 24lb mirror Carp. Calling all Stillwater trout anglers, a new permit-only trout fishery will be available at Nar Valley Fisheries next year. The lake is 15acres plus and will be opening March 2012.
15/08/11 Another complex record falls at Nar Valley Fisheries. Tim Smith had a good session on Fenn lake with five Carp to just over twenty pounds and a new complex record Wels Catfish of 26lb exactly. While Brian Bunton landed the tenth thirty pound Carp of the season from Lake Geneva, a perfect Mirror of 30lb 8oz. Junior member Levi King added a superb 29lb 14oz Common Carp to his impressive list of fish for this season, also caught from Lake Geneva. For more information or details of permit availability contact Chris on 01553 636507.
01/08/11 The Carp at Nar Valley Fisheries are still feeding well. Eric Yeoman added another thirty pounder to the seasons total, an impressive 33lb Mirror Carp from lake Geneva, which also produced a superb Common of 27lb to Rob Davis. Trevor Dranfield has set a new complex record for Wels Catfish, fishing Fenn Lake he landed the 25lb 8oz specimen after an arm wrenching battle. Fenn lake was also the venue for Mark Thorps’ latest fish, a Common Carp of 25 pounds. With the weather becoming warm and stable the prospects for the next few weeks are very good.
18/07/11 Another superb weeks fishing at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex. Three more thirty pound plus Carp have been added to the seasons total. All the fish came from Lake Geneva. The first a Mirror Carp of 30lb 8oz was landed by a members guest. Whilst, Eric Yeoman banked a lovely Mirror of 32lb 8oz from the causeway. And finally, bailiff Billy McGivern landed a 32lb 8oz Mirror, this time from the road bank. So far eight thirties have been reported since the start of the season on 1st June. All the other lakes are fishing well.
12/07/11 The opening month at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex has set the expectations for the rest of the season. Double figure Bream and Tench to 8lb from both Lake Geneva and John’s Pond. We have had five thirty pound plus Carp reported from Lake Geneva, the best a 35lb Mirror Carp (pictured left) and a large number of upper twenty pound fish. Probably the best individual catch so far, has been by Junior member Levi King. Levi banked Mirror Carp of 29lb (pictured right) and 28lb 10oz, and a common Carp of 22lb. Fenn lake has produced a number of double figure and twenty pound Carp, to 29lb.
28/06/11 It’s been another exciting week at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex. Fenn lake has produced a superb Common Carp of 29lb 1oz to regular member Matt Harrowing. While Martin Chandler and son, Jordan, had a good overnight session on Lake Geneva, Martin banked a 22lb Mirror Carp and Jordan a double figure Bream. A number of other twenty pound plus Carp were caught from Lake Geneva including a 22lb Common to Bailiff Billy McGivern and a 27lb Common to new member Ben Eglen.
21/06/11 What a fantastic start to the new season at Nar Valley Fisheries. So far we have had 3 thirty pound plus Carp reported. The latest was a lovely Mirror Carp of 33lb caught by Mark Thorpe from Lake Geneva. The Carp in Willow Pool have now spawned so should be ready to feed well this weekend. John’s Pond has started well with Bream to 7lb and Tench to 6lb. Fenn lake is worth a try for mid double figure Carp.
05/06/11 What a superb start to the new fishing season at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex. Right from the start the big Carp showed well in Lake Geneva, with the standard set by Rob Davis with a lovely mirror of 32lb 8oz. A number of other great fish were banked including a 28 pounder caught by Robert Kascak, a 27lb Common landed by Billy McGivern. On Fenn Lake, Stephen Keys was top rod with two Common Carp of 24lb and 14lb.