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Cobbleacre Park Lakes

Five lake pleasure, specimen and match fishing venue offering a range of caravan and camping options based in Hevingham, Norfolk.

10 Key Facts about Cobbleacre Park Lakes

Five lake fishery
Pleasure, match, runs and specimen lakes
Day ticket and night fishing
Holiday caravans to rent or buy
Camping and caravan site
Open all year
Amenity block with showers
WCs, basins and washing up facilities
Chemical disposal
Well behaved dogs welcome

Fishing in Norfolk for all anglers

Set in the beautiful unspoilt heart of scenic Norfolk between the historic city of Norwich and the picturesque North Norfolk coast, Cobbleacre Park offers a range of fishing for anglers of all ages and abilities whether visiting the venue on a day or night ticket, staying for a holiday in one of the site’s modern caravans or pitching up their own caravan, campervan or tent. It is the ideal location to explore the wonderful county of Norfolk.

5 lakes and holiday haven

Established over 30years ago after the current owner drained a waterlogged cattle meadow only for the water to create what is now Mario’s Specimen Carp Lake, the venue has since gone from strength to strength and now provides a a delightful fishery for local anglers and a welcome holiday haven for those from further afield. The venue is a family run business with all five lakes being named after the owner’s children. In addition to the other facilities there is a small on-site bait and tackle shop for anglers.

One of the nice features of the pleasure lakes and specimen carp lake is that they all have well spaced pegs and plenty of bankside cover, the majority of pegs having trees and bushes between them to give anglers a sense of seclusion. Even Amy’s Match Lake has bushes between each peg. Nearly all pegs have features to fish to including islands and beds of lily pads.

Static caravans available for rent

In addition to the five attractive and diverse lakes, Cobbleacre has static caravans available which are situated just a short walk from the lakes. The caravans are fully equipped and furnished and sleep either four or six people. Double glazed and centrally heated, they comprise a lounge, kitchen, shower room and bedrooms whilst the kitchen has a cooker, microwave, fridge and sink and comes complete with all utensils, cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery.

The lounges have fitted seating with a gas fire and Freeview TV with a DVD player. Depending on which caravan is booked they come with a double bed and one or two rooms with twin beds. Bedding and towels are provided. The shower room has a WC, basin and shower. All caravans are non-smoking inside and WiFi is available. Dogs are welcome with responsible owners. Full details and prices can be found on their website.

Static caravans available for purchase

Unusually for many fisheries which offer holidays, Cobbleacre also sells caravans and has two plots available which have clear views of Alex’s Lake for those looking for a more permanent holiday home in North Norfolk. Purchasers can liaise with the venue owners about which style of caravan they would like to buy to place on the plots with the vans being tailored to suit individual needs. Further details about purchasing can be obtained on their website.

Lake view touring pitches

For those with their own caravans, motorhomes or tents, large touring pitches are available in a panoramic clearing with views of our Gianna Lake. Owners can occupy a pitch for an entire season or just the length of their stay. All pitches are fully serviced and include:

  • Modern wash facilities
  • 16-amp electric supply
  • Television aerial socket
  • Drinking water supply
  • Grey waste disposal drains
  • Hard standing 10m x 10m (approx.)
  • Grass pitch 8m x 8m (approx.)
  • Parking space for one car

Visitors staying on the pitches have use of the Amenity Block with WCs, basins and washing up facilities; showers and chemical disposal point and can also purchase Wi-Fi at an additional cost. Arrivals are from 11.00am with departures by 10.00am at peak times. Again, Dogs are welcome with responsible owners.

Advance booking is essential

Cobbleacre Park is open all year and advance booking is essential particularly for weekends, bank holidays and during July and August. At time of booking full contact details are required with your deposit. Phone booking by telephoning 01603 754305 must be made for all the lakes.

Local amenities

The nearest food and produce shop is only 10 minutes from Cobbleacre Park, situated on the Holt Road in Horsford village. Horsford also has a Co-op and Post Office. The small town of Aylsham just 15 minutes away has a green grocers, butcher and bakery.

Local attractions include Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Blickling Estate and the Sandringham Estate whilst between October and February Blakeney Beach is famous as a breeding ground for seals. For those who like to be beside the sea there are Blue Flag beaches at Cromer, West Runton, Sea Palling, Sheringham and Mundesley.

Adam's Lake

Adam's Lake at Cobbleacre Park Lakes in Hevingham, Norfolk

Being Cobbleacre’s runs water, Adam’s Lake is the venue’s most popular water and can be busy at weekends with day ticket anglers.  At three acres in size, it has two peninsulas which jut out into the lake and two islands. Ranging between three and seven feet in depth  it is ideal for anglers who want to catch a decent number of carp at a sitting.

In addition to the carp, the water is well stocked with ide, tench, roach and perch and features islands, lily pads, reed beds and  overhanging trees which give anglers plenty of cover and features to fish to. In warmer weather surface fishing and fishing the margins can give excellent results. Popular methods are fishing with small PVA bags stuffed with free offerings and the hookbait,  using the Method feeder and fishing an ordinary or pellet waggler whist recommended baits include 10mm fruit flavoured boilies for the carp and tench as well as hooker pellets, sweetcorn, meat, bread and Mainline baits.

Alex's Lake

Alex's Lake at Cobbleacre Park Lakes in Hevingham, Norfolk

Described by Cobbleacre Park as a ‘fun lake’, Alex’s Lake is an ideal beginner’s water where newcommers to the sport – or those simply looking to test out new techniques or catch a lot of fish at a sitting – can have an enjoyable and rewarding session catching a mix of carp, tench, roach, ide and perch .

An unusually shaped lake which is divided into two by a peninsula, the main feature of one of the sections is a large bed of lilies which make it most attractive in summer. Smaller in size than the other Cobbleacre waters at three quarters of an acre, it varies in depth from two to six feet and again features overhanging trees and bushes and marginal cover.

It is ideal for waggler, pole and feeder fishing with surface fishing again providing great sport in warmer weather with maggots, sweetcorn, meat and bread being particularly successful baits.

Gianna's Lake

Gianna's Lake at Cobbleacre Park Lakes in Hevingham, Norfolk

A traditional pleasure water, Gianna’s lake is about an acre-and-a-half in size and ranges between two and nine feet deep. Ideal for pleasure anglers of all ages and abilities it is rectangular in shape with three central island and offers a great day’s fishing where anglers can look forward to catching decent bags of carp, tench, perch, ide, roach and skimmer bream.

In addition to the islands, like the other Cobbleacre lakes it features reeds, lily beds, and overhanging trees and is popular as a waggler, pole and feeder water with most anglers fishing maggots, pellet, sweetcorn, casters and worm.

Amy’s Lake

Amy's Lake at Cobbleacre Park Lakes in Hevingham, Norfolk

Amy’s lake is Cobbleacre’s only match lake where anglers can fish competitions or practice their techniques. It is available on a day ticket when no matches are being held.

At two-and-a-half acres in size and with 34 pegs, Amy’s is oval in shape and ranges in depth from three to 15 feet. It is stocked with a good range of smaller fish including carp, tench, ide, roach, rudd and perch.

With two islands situated 12 to 18 metres from the pegs, Amy’s has deep margins, lily pads and overhanging bushes and fishes best up in the water on both waggler and pole or on the bottom on feeder. Popular baits include 6mm to 8mm pellets, sweetcorn, paste, maggots and cat meat.

Mario’s Lake

Mario's Lake at Cobbleacre Park Lakes in Hevingham, Norfolk Another shot of Mario's Lake

Mario’s lake is the jewel in the crown at Cobbleacre Park being the venue’s specimen lake. The original lake at Cobbleacre, it is a beautifully mature lake some three-and-a-half acres in size with depths which range from five feet down to a maximum of 13 feet.

Again featuring islands, deep margins, beds of lilies, lush reed beds and overhanging trees, it is home to some lovely carp which average nearly 20lbs but run to 30lbs, catfish to an impressive 90lbs and tench to 8lbs. The enjoyment of fishing Mario’s is enhanced by the fact that only 10 angers are allowed to fish the lake at any one time.

Whilst most traditional and modern carp fishing techniques work well, anglers find fishing a Zig rig seem to be particularly effective especially when baiting little and often and using Mainline cell or pineapple pop-ups.

Prices

Prices are available for longer sessions

Pleasure Lakes

Day ticket - 7.00am to 7.00pm
£10.00
Day ticket - 7.00am to 7.00pm £10.00
15 years and under with paying adult
£8.00
15 years and under with paying adult £8.00
Night ticket - 7.00pm to 7.00am
£15.00
Night ticket - 7.00pm to 7.00am £15.00
24-hour ticket - 7.00am or 7.00pm start
£20.00
24-hour ticket - 7.00am or 7.00pm start £20.00

Mario's Lake

Day ticket - 7.00am to 7.00pm
£13.00
Day ticket - 7.00am to 7.00pm £13.00
Night ticket - 7.00pm to 7.00am
£20.00
Night ticket - 7.00pm to 7.00am £20.00
24-hour ticket - 7.00am or 7.00pm start
£25.00
24-hour ticket - 7.00am or 7.00pm start £25.00

Rules and conditions

Adam’s, Amy’s, Alex’s and Gianna’s lakes

1. Must have an unhooking mat.
2. No nuts.
3. No braided mainline.
4. Barbless hooks only.
5. Leadcore is NOT allowed but Safezone and tubing are allowed. Leads must be able to drop easily.
6. Lead systems must be fish safe.
7. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
8. All fish must be returned to the lake they were caught from.
9. BBQ’s must be elevated off the ground.
10. Must have a valid fishing licence.
11. Rods must not be left unattended.
12. Maximum of 15lb mainline.
13. No stalking outside of the swim.
14. Bivvies’ and small tents are allowed. Maximum of 2 persons.
15. These rules are in addition to the Park Rules.

Single anglers occupying a marked double swim may be asked to move to a single swim if a pair of anglers would like the double swim

Marios Lake

1. Large unhooking mats or cradles must be used.
2. 42″ landing nets.
3. No nuts.
4. Particle baits cannot be home cooked and must be brought from a reputable retailer.
5. No live or dead baiting.
6. Barbed hooks must be used.
7. Leadcore, Safezone and tubing are allowed. Leads must be able to drop easily. Rigs to separate from leader.
8. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
9. Maximum of three rods per swim.
10. All fish must be returned to the lake.
11. BBQ’s must be elevated off the ground.
12. Anglers must have a valid Environment Agency fishing licence.
13. Rods must not be left unattended or in someone else’s care who has their own rods in the water
14. Minimum of 12lb mainline.
15. No stalking outside of the swim.
16. No illegal substances or excessive consumption of alcohol.
17. Only Bivvies can be pitched around the lake, strictly no tents.
18. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
19. These rules are in addition to the Park Rules

General Park Rules

1. There is a quiet policy between 10:30pm and 8:00am.
2. Unacceptable behaviour or abuse toward the staff or other guests may result in the person being asked to leave the park without refund of the rest of the value of their booking.
3. There is a speed limit of 5 mph throughout the Park.
4. An adult must accompany children under 16 at all times.
5. Campfires are not allowed. Fire pits are permitted when using a breathable lid.
6. Litter must be taken away or placed in the bins provided.
7. Dogs should be kept on a lead and under control and any mess cleared up.
8. Use of the row boat is forbidden.
9. No illegal substances.

How to get there

The easiest route to Cobbleacre Park is from Norwich. Using this route avoids small country lanes and villages with traffic calming measures.
From Norwich International Airport follow the A140 Holt Road for 0.8 miles to the roundabout. From there, take the second exit onto A140 Cromer Road and follow for 0.2 miles. At the next roundabout, take the first exit following the A140. Follow the A140 for 4.7 miles.
After passing The Fox pub on your right, take the next left onto The Street in Hevingham. Follow the road for 0.3 miles until you come to a fork in the road and take the left turn at the fork. Follow Brick Kiln Road for 0.4 miles and Cobbleacre Park is on your left.
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