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Wallington Hall


Set in secluded, wooded parkland, Wallington Hall offers old-fashioned estate lake fishing at its best. There are four, stream-fed lakes, each with its own different character. Wallington Hall is situated just off the A10 between Stow Bardolph and South Runcton.

Lake 1

Lake 1 covers approximately 3.3 acres. This lake has been drained, dredged, refilled and restocked in time for the 2013 season. It now has depths to 6 feet plus.

Lake 2

Lake 2 covers approximately 3.5 acres and is the primary match lake at Wallington Hall. It has been stocked in recent years with >20,000 silverfish, 1,200 small carp and tench.

Lake 3

Lake 3 covers approximately 4.4 acres and is the specimen lake, containing carp up to 20lb plus, together with tench, bream, rudd, roach, crucian carp, perch and pike.

Lake 4

Lake 4 is a new additon in 2013 and  covers approximately 1.2 acres. It is being left deliberately "wild". It has not been fished consistently for over 20 years, and is known to hold good sized carp and roach, at the very least. 

Access is via the estate road (follow signs) and car parking is provided close to each lake. Access is not permitted before 5.30am and all anglers must leave at dusk (9.45pm latest; gates will be locked and there will be a release fee to get out after this time). Members are not permitted to visit Wallington Hall during the Close Season, other than for Work Party duties arranged by the Committee. Other visits can ONLY be made by prior arrangement with the Secretary. Pre-baiting visits can commence on June 13th, 2014.


Wallington Hall map (from Google Earth)

The Claypit


Denver Claypit is, as its name suggests, a deep clay-lined pool, approx 1.4 acres in size, situated on the edge of Denver village (on Ryston Road). This lake is well-stocked with prime coarse species, including carp to >15lbs, and is the mainstay of our match fishing. There are more than 20 pegs, each in the form of a wooden and concrete platform. Car parking is provided with easy access to most of the pegs although some are at the bottom of a steep incline and care is required in reaching them.

The Claypit, Denver (from Google Earth)

Cuckoo Drain


Cuckoo Drain is a Y-shaped drain in the Fens to the west of Downham Market, near Stowbridge. All the usual Fen drain species can be found; and it is renowned for the size and quality of pike to be caught there.



Cuckoo Drain map (from Google Earth)

The Willows


Please note: The Willows is no longer a DM&DAA water. It can be fished via Kings Lynn Angling.




The Willows map (from Google Earth)







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