Fishing at Swallowdale
Norfolk Broads Fishing Holiday
Swallowdale Holiday Home makes the perfect self-catering Norfolk Broads fishing holiday. There is a 33ft waterside private decking overlooking the River Yare where you can fish in season. The Norfolk Broads fishing season is between the 16th of June and the 14th of March inclusive.
Coarse fishing holidays on the Norfolk Broads have become very popular over the last few years. The whole family can have hours of fun fishing the waters of the broads.
To fish the waters of the Norfolk Broads you will need a valid Environment Agency rod licence. There is a variety of fish species including Bream, Eels, Rudd, Perch, Ruff, Roach, Tench and Pike. There is a bait fridge in the shed for you to store your bait and storage space for all your fishing equipment.
The nearest fishing tackle shop to Swallowdale is P W Angling which is a 15 minute drive. They stock a vast range of tackle and fresh and frozen baits.
The River Yare
The River Yare is approximately 52 miles long. It starts in Dereham, 15 miles west of Norwich and ends at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth, where it joins the North Sea.
During the summer months, the River Yare can be very busy with day boats, sailing yachts and holidaymakers. Fortunately, the river is very wide and has a speed limit of 5 mph at Brundall, so does not affect fishing at Swallowdale.
The River Yare is tidal and has 2 high and 2 low tides every 24 hours. The tides can vary considerably from -0.8 metres up to 1.18 metres, these are measured from sea level. Up to date tide levels can be found here.
Brundall has a yacht club situated next to Coldham hall. The club has yacht races past Swallowdale on a Sunday morning during the summer months. These only last a couple of hours and are great to watch.
There is a maggot vending machine at A R Peachment. This is in their parking area which is on the opposite side of the road to Swallowdale, heading back towards Brundall Railway Station.
In the shed, we have a bait fridge for storage of all your fishing bait.
Adjustable height rod rests are available for you to use while fishing off the decking. There are also butt rod rest stands in the shed.