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Where to fish on the Norfolk Broads – Wroxham Angling, Guns and …

Blickling Lake This is a 20 acre estate lake set in the grounds of Blickling Hall, with an average depth of 5 to 6 ft increasing to 10 ft at the dam wall. The most popular pegs are on the dam where most anglers target the shoals of big bream in the summer months and the pike fisherman target the pike in the deeper water over the winter months. No pike fishing is allowed before 1st October.

The lake gave up a 34lb in 2000. There are carp to over 30lb, tench to 8lb and the bream run in to double figures. There are dedicated disabled swims No night fishing Day tickets on the bank Contact Mr.

Cooper on 01263 734188 Chapel Road Lakes, Roughton The enlarged lake is now 2.5 acres, with 3 to 6 ft of water. It has a very good head of carp to 18lb, with a good head of roach, perch, tench and a few barbel. Day tickets on the bank 5 to 6.

Night tickets 10 to 12 Tickets Can Be Purchased From Any Angling Direct Store And On The Bank Gimingham Lakes Here there are three lakes. The large lake has two islands, is from 4 to 10ft deep, and is set in 3.5 acres. This lake has an amazing head of tench and a good head of carp with lots weighing in at 20lb plus.

The smaller two lakes are about 1 acre each with a good head of mixed silver fish, smaller tench and a few carp. Day tickets on the bank from the bailiff No night fishing Holly Farm South Walsham Holly Farm has two lakes of around 3/4 of an acre, with very heavy stocks of small (2lb to 4lb) carp, with other fish up to 15lb. It has a good mixed head in the top lake with carp, tench, roach, rudd, bream and even goldfish.

This is a great venue to take a youngster, or just to catch lots of fish from. Day tickets on the bank No night fishing Stanning Hall Stanning Hall has three lakes; the first of which is the carp lake with fish to 26lb. It is a syndicate lake on weekends and day ticket on week days.

The middle lake is the day / match lake. This unusual shaped lake is feature packed and newly stocked with fish up to 18lb. It holds lots of carp and a good head of tench to double figures.

There are also pike to 20lb and lots of silver fish. The back lake is stocked with carp, tench and pike. Day tickets on the bank Contact Kevin on 01603 737426 Booton Clay Pit This is a triangular wooded pit of around 3.5 to 4 acres, and is feature packed with deep water and shallow bars.

It holds a very good head of Mirror carp to over 30lb, a good head of roach, lots of tench and a few very big bream, with pike to over 25lb. Day tickets on the bank Night fishing is available Catch 22 Catch 22 has two lakes full of common Mirror and Leather carp. The larger lake is about 20 acres with carp to 40lbs and many over 20 lb.

The bream go to about 14lb, tench to 10lb and pike to over 35lb. The smaller lake is about 4.5 acres with depth to 12 feet and is syndicate. Martham Pits Martham pits a super tench fishery next to the River Thurne.

It is a complex of small pits which are reed lined with big weed beds, and depths from 4 to 10ft of clear water. There is a very good head of tench from 2.5 to 6lb with a few very big ones. There are good numbers of roach, Crucian carp, rudd, pike and carp to double figures.

Fishing On The Ant In The Spring/Summer The Ant In the summer the fish move on to all parts of the River. The ant mouth has a good head of bream to 8lb which respond well to feeder tactics. Worm, maggot and corn are the best bait fish with a 14 or 16 hook to a 44g open end feeder with a river or bream ground bait.

Ant mouth to How Hill has a good head of bream and roach, the roach respond well to maggot and the bigger fish coming to caster fished on a 18 hook or two maggots on a 14 or 16 the stick float or pole working best. How Hill to Irstead Stave, the stave has always been a hot spot for bream on a night time as Barton Broad narrows down to the narrow river funnelling all the fish past you. Fish at night on feeder with worm and maggot to get the best results.

Barton Broad Turkey Broad has a good head of fish mainly Roach and Rudd. Neatishead can be good for Roach and Perch but only on a evening as in day time this is a turning basin and very busy. Barton broad the rest of the broad has a very good head of Rudd round the margins with good Roach and Bream in deeper water, fish on the waggler with 3lb line to a 16 hook with maggot and castor for some good sport.

The drop off between the posts holds pike waiting for fish to pass over them from the shallow water, lures which work down to 4 to 6 feet fished from shallow to deep water working well. Up stream to Wayford has lots of small spots to fish with roach and pike taking shelter under the trees which line the River. Wayford to Dilham is the same but the narrowness of the river makes it hard to fish in day time.

Sutton Broad is a lovely place to fish in late June there is a lot of swallow tail butterfly s working the reeds. There is a good head of fish with some good bream on the broad. Pikeing to be had on surface lures round the margins or on wobbled dead baits like smelt or roach.

Fishing On The Bure To The Thurne Mouth Spring/Summer This has some of the best day time fishing on the river as it has colour all of the time. Fish on the feeder to catch bream chopped worm works well or on the stick float with maggot or castor or hemp and tares to catch the roach. South walsham broad has some of the biggest bream with fish to double figures possible best fished at night with a big bait like worm or corn fished over a big bed of bread crumb ground bait.

Ranworth fish as S.walsham a good spot for bream at night especially when the fish move from Ranworth broad on to the river to feed after dark. Horning the river has a lot of species with the river turning up some nice tench to 12lb after dark it has a good head of bream which feed day or night and lots of roach. The entrance to the dykes hold a good number of pike at this time of the year waiting for the smaller to come out of the dykes to feed on the river at night.

Salhouse this is one of the best spots on the river to catch a carp with fish to 35lb most caught by accident by bream anglers fishing at night over big beds of bread crumb and pellets it has a good head of roach and a very good head of Perch with most fish over 1,5lb up to 3.5lb best fished on lob worm or small live bait. Fish a size 4 or 6 hook to 6lb line and a small bob float. Wroxham with all of the people feeding the ducks bread it is a good spot for roach and bream and as most of the cottages have fishermen all season who put ground bait in it atracks a lot of fish with some good tench at night with all of the small fish it holds a good head of pike try a lure to catch them as they have learned to catch the small fish as they are put back.

Colitishall the common has the biggest perch on the river with fish over 5lb Lob worm or small lives are the best baits to catch them. The mill pool fishes well in the summer months as the water is well oxygenated with some good trout to 4lb a nice change. Fishing On The Ant Autumn/Winter River Ant This time of the year the roach and bream are moving off the tidal stretches to there winter holding grounds in the dykes and boat yards.

On the river Ant they move above Barton Broad in to Neastishead dyke which is free fishing, this can be a bit cramped as it is limited in space. Maggot is the main bait for the roach & bream with castor picking up the bigger fish also worm can pick up some very big perch to over 3lb from right under your feet as they hold round your keepnet. This spot can hold some nice pike as their is lots of food fish to hold them.

Barton Stave is a good spot to try for some nice size pike, it is free fishing and holds a good number of fish, fishing from the bank a dead bait fished at distance is the best tactic as most of the fish are laying up after feeding in the private yards so they are not at there hungriest, a static bait is best to tempt them. Dilham Stave by the bridge is another free spot right at the top so the fish can t get any further, this makes a great spot shelted in a cut where you miss the worst of the weather. this spot is best fished on maggot & castor for the silver fish.

Worm or small live baits work best for the perch, fish 6lb line to a size 4 or 6 hook and a small bob float, do not use a wire trace for perch as they do not take very well on wire . Don t worry about pike on this rig as they can shake a small hook in a couple of days. This is a good spot for pike, best fished on live bait as most are here on a feeding spell and will drop back down when they have fed.

Stalham, the best free spot is the coal yard at the back of the Richardson boat yard with parking at the side of the water, a nice change, best fished the same as Dilham Ground bait on the Ant at this time of the year is a good holding tactic as the water is some times clear ,the best is a dark lake type with a high hemp content to make it active or you can add a bit of crushed hemp to make it active. Bure down to Thurne mouth In October the fish start to move up stream to Horning and Wroxham to avoid the salt tides. Horning fishes well in early autumn on the main river, stick float with maggot, castor or hemp and tares the top bait for the roach.

The bream respond best on the ground bait feeder with corn or pellet mixed in on a night time, heavy baiting will help to hold them so a large bag is possible with the odd big tench possible, as it get colder the fish go in to the boat yards. Salhouse the island is the top spot. fishing on to the main river, it hold all sorts .

Big Perch round your feet, big bream on a night time with some very big river Carp to over 30lb Top bait is lob worm or small live bait for perch. Maggot & Castor for roach with worm or corn on night time for the bream. Wroxham with all of it s boat yards it is a haven for silver fish seeking shelter from the salt and cold water in the main river as the yards hold a more even temperature.

Fishing between the two bridges can be very good when the water is coloured with big roach, bream some very big perch being the main species with a few big tench showing after dark. All the bread being fed to the ducks attracts a lot of small fish which attracts the pike and perch. Live bait and worms work well for the perch with deads working best for the bigger pike Belaugh is another good spot for some autumn sport with some good roach and bream fishing to be had, this spot holds some fun pikeing with a lot of small fish and a few big female pike after Christmas Coltishall has a nice stretch of bank which is easily accessible and can have some nice autumn sport.

By the pubs is the home for some of the biggest perch on the river with fish to over 5lb caught this year.

Horstead Mill is a lovely pool with a lot of different species and some big brown trout to 4lb a possibility.

Tudor Places of Great Britain Book Tour: Tall Tales and Ghost Stories

Best-selling author and Tudor Society founder Claire Ridgway joins us today to kick off the book tour for her brand new book! Tudor Places of Great Britain lists over 175 historical sites connected to the Tudor monarchs and important historical figures, from palaces to merchant houses to monastic ruins. Each listing is accompanied by descriptions and highlights, full address and website details so you can plan your trek across historical Tudor England.

And now Claire will tell us all about Tudor places that have some spooky inhabitants Blickling Hall in Norfolk is the probable birth place of Queen Anne Boleyn and although the original Boleyn manor house no longer exists, the Jacobean house built on its site is said to be haunted by Anne every year on 19th May, the anniversary of her execution. Apparently, a carriage pulled by headless horses with a headless coachman arrives at the hall and a headless Anne Boleyn gets out carrying her severed head. The ghostly Anne then roams the hall s corridors until daybreak, when she disappears.

Blickling Hall is also said to be haunted by Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne, on the date of Anne s execution. Thomas Boleyn died in 1539 and legend has it that as penance for the untimely deaths of two of his children he must cross twelve bridges before cock-crow on 19th May. With his ghostly coach of headless horses, he starts at Blickling and crosses bridges at Aylsham, Belaugh, Burg, Buxton, Coltishall, Hautbois, Meyton, Oxnead and Wroxham.

If you visit Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire, you will understand just why its beautiful and atmospheric ruins were used as settings for scenes in Bram Stoker s Gothic masterpiece Dracula . Stoker was inspired by the imposing ruins and the ancient Whitby legend of the monstrous black dog, or barguest, which leapt ashore as Russian schooner The Demetrios (renamed the Demeter by Stoker) sank in the turbulent seas beneath the abbey. The dog was said to have run up the 199 steps to the graveyard beside the abbey and then disappeared among the dead.

It is also said that the barguest roams the North Yorkshire moors and that anyone who is unlucky enough to hear it howling will be dead by dawn. It may well have been the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s Hound of the Baskervilles . The stunning ruins of Furness Abbey are located just outside the town of Barrow-in-Furness in the picturesque Cumbrian countryside.

The abbey s lovely ruins and peaceful location give the site a tranquil and mysterious atmosphere, due in part to the many supernatural legends surrounding the location. At least three ghosts are said to haunt the ruins and it is even said that the Holy Grail and King John s missing jewels are hidden in its secret passages. This lovely black-and-white half-timbered manor house in Salford has several ghosts: the White Lady, who is said to haunt the great hall and star chamber; the ghost of Sir John Radclyffe, a previous owner; and the ghost of Cecily, whose presence is always accompanied by the fragrance of roses.

The Tower of London is famous for being the site of much bloodshed and for being the prison of many hundreds, if not thousands, of people since it was first built by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century. It is little wonder, therefore, that it is haunted by a multitude of ghosts. The Princes in the Tower In the 15th century it was reported that guards saw the shadows of two children gliding down the stairs of the Bloody Tower before the children, dressed in white nightgowns and holding hands, then appeared in front of the men.

The guards believed them to be the ghosts of Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, who had disappeared while being held at the Tower of London. In 1674, the skeletons of two children were found at the Tower and it was believed that they were the remains of the princes. Arbella Stuart Arbella, or Arabella, Stuart, cousin of James I, was imprisoned in the Tower of London after hatching a plan to allow her husband, William Seymour, to escape from the Tower.

After five years of imprisonment in the Tower, Arbella gave up hope and refused to eat, dying in September 1615. Arbella is said to haunt the Queen s House of the Tower of London. Sir Walter Ralegh It is said that the ghost of Sir Walter Ralegh, who was imprisoned in the Bloody Tower and executed in 1618, appeared at least three times between 1620 and 1705 to uphold the honour of his Protestant country against the threat of Catholicism .

He has also been seen wandering around the Tower. A phantom bear once scared a guard quite literally to death after appearing near the Martin Tower. Henry VI The king who is believed to have been killed on Edward IV s orders in 1471, while imprisoned in the Tower of London, is said to pace around the Wakefield Tower just before midnight on the anniversary of his death.

When the clock strikes twelve he gradually disappears. Lady Jane Grey On 12th February 1957, the anniversary of her execution, two guardsmen saw a white shape on the battlements which they believed to be Lady Jane. Her husband Guildford Dudley has also allegedly been seen, sobbing in the Beauchamp Tower.

Anne Boleyn has been spotted at the Tower on various occasions. In 1817, a sentry is said to have died of a heart attack after being confronted by Anne s ghost on a stairway and in 1864 a soldier from the King s Royal Rifle Corps, who was being court-martialed for falling asleep on duty, claimed that he had been knocked unconscious after being accosted by a woman wearing a Tudor gown and French hood. When he challenged her, the woman carried on walking towards him and he realised that there was no head in the hood.

He charged at her with his bayonet out, but he passed straight through her body . A jolt, like an electric shock, knocked him out. His story was corroborated by two of his colleagues.

A ghostly Anne has also been seen leading a procession of knights and ladies down the aisle of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, the Tower s Chapel Royal and Anne s resting place. This spectacle was seen by a Captain of the Guard in the 19th century, who saw a light in the Chapel but found the door locked. When he took a ladder to the Chapel windows to see what was going on, he saw the ghostly procession, which disappeared after processing down the aisle several times.

Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard, Henry VIII s third and fifth wives, are said to haunt Hampton Court Palace. Jane s white form has been seen carrying a lighted taper and walking through Clock Court s cobbled courtyard on or around 12 October, the anniversary of the birth of her son Edward VI. Jane died twelve days after her son s birth.

According to popular legend, Catherine Howard managed to escape from her imprisonment in her chamber at Hampton Court Palace in 1541 and ran down the gallery to try and speak to the King who was at Mass in his chapel. She was caught before she had chance to explain herself to the King and she was taken back to her chamber screaming. That is apparently why a ghostly form is seen drifting down the gallery, now known as the Haunted Gallery, with a ghastly look of despair on its face and making the most unearthly shrieks.

Another Hampton Court Palace ghost is that of Sibell Penn, Edward VI s former wet-nurse, who has been sighted on numerous occasions as a lady in grey since nearby Hampton Church was pulled down in 1829 and her remains were disturbed. When I visited Hampton Court Palace a few years ago, my guide told me that the ghost of a little dog has also been seen in the Wolsey Closet of the Palace, and, I suspect you ve seen the video of the ghostly figure, that s been nicknamed Skeletor , caught on CCTV camera opening a security door at the palace back in 2003. Those are just some of the ghosts that haunt British historic places and there are many more.

Most properties seem to have a grey lady or two in residence! Images: Blickling Hall Christine Matthews Whitby Abbey reflection Rob Farrow Furness Abbey David Jackson Muncaster Castle Alexander P Kapp Orsdall Hall David Dixon The White Tower Colin Smith Anne Boleyn s Gateway, Hampton Court Palace John S. Turner Win a copy of Tudor Places of Great Britain!

We have one copy of Tudor Places of Great Britain to give away courtesy of MadeGlobal Publishing 1 . Just leave a comment below telling us which Tudor Palace you would like to visit, or have enjoyed visiting before. Entries close on Sunday Dec 8th at midnight.

Winners have five days to respond. Be sure to check out all the stops on the Tudor Places of Great Britai n book tour. Tudor Places of Great Britain The Tudor dynasty ruled from 1485 to 1603 and had a huge impact on England and Wales, not only on society but also on the British landscape.

Henry VIII was a keen builder, building and renovating properties to serve as pleasure palaces, but his Dissolution of the Monasteries also led to historic properties falling into ruin. Tudor favourites spent their new-found wealth building lavish mansions or converting castles into sumptuous manor houses as statements of their success and to impress the visiting monarch. In Tudor Places of Great Britain, Tudor history author and founder of the Tudor Society Claire Ridgway guides the reader through properties linked to Tudor monarchs and prominent people of the time, from impressive palaces like Hampton Court Palace, through romantic monastic ruins and merchant houses, to unspoilt villages like Lavenham and Weobley.

With over 175 listings, which include descriptions and highlights, full address and website details, Tudor Places of Great Britain is a comprehensive guide to British Tudor places. Meet the Author Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier And Diplomat (Co-Written With Clare Cherry), On This Day In Tudor History , The Fall Of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Anne Boleyn Collection II , Sweating Sickness In A Nutshell and Tudor Places Of Great Britain . Claire was also involved in the English translation and editing of Edmond Bapst s 19th century French biography of George Boleyn and Henry Howard, now available as Two Gentleman Poets At The Court Of Henry VIII .

Claire worked in education and freelance writing before creating The Anne Boleyn Files 2 history website and becoming a full-time history researcher, blogger and author. The Anne Boleyn Files is known for its historical accuracy and Claire s mission to get to the truth behind Anne Boleyn s story. Her writing is easy-to-read and conversational, and readers often comment on how reading Claire s books is like having a coffee with her and chatting about history.

Claire is also the founder of The Tudor Society 3 .

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