Fishing in Suffolk

Fishing is a popular pastime in Suffolk, and the county offers plenty of opportunities for anglers to catch a wide variety of fish. From the beaches and estuaries to the rivers and lakes, there are plenty of spots where you can try your luck. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best fishing locations in Suffolk and provide tips on getting started.

Fishing Lakes in Suffolk

Firstly, we will start by recommending some good all round fisheries that are suitable for everyone.

Suffolk Water Park: Suffolk Waterpark is a beautiful 102-acre park in Bramford, Suffolk. There are 6 Lakes on-site surrounded by stunning rural scenery. The fishery was once a quarry that has been redeveloped into a beautiful location with some of the best fishing in the area.

Kirton Hall Lake: This is an old estate lake with just as much character as fish! There are 54 pegs on this lake, most of which are stable wooden platforms. 

Hinderclay Lakes: The largest lake at this venue, known as Spring Lake, is home to specimen crucian carp that can grow up to 3lbs. It’s rare to catch one that big!

Recommended Specimen Carp Fishing in Suffolk

There are many excellent carp fishing lakes in Suffolk. We have highlighted some of the ones we recommend that you try.

Big Lake at Suffolk Water Park: As previously mentioned, further up this article, Suffolk Water Park’s “Big lake” holds carp which grow up to 40lb.

Hintlesham Fisheries: Hintlesham Fisheries is a beautiful, family-run business with four lakes situated in Suffolk with carp to over 30lb.

Weybread Carp Fishery: This lake contains seven swims, providing each angler with 3 rods and ample space to fish. The dimensions of each stake are suitable for a two-person bivvy. You will likely need a barrow to transport your gear to some swims, as they can be far away.

River Fishing

There are many rivers in Suffolk which are perfect for fishing. The River Waveney, River Lark and River Little Ouse all offer good fishing for various species. Here are some tips on where to fish and what to expect:

The River Waveney: The Waveney is a slow-flowing river that winds through the Norfolk and Suffolk countryside. It’s a popular spot for coarse anglers, as there are good bream, roach, perch, and pike populations. However, it’s also worth trying your luck for barbel and carp.

The River Lark: The Lark is a smaller river that runs through the town of Bury St Edmunds. It’s a good spot for anglers of all levels of experience, as there are good populations of a variety of fish, including roach, bream, perch, chub, and barbel.

Fishing Clubs in Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds Angling Association49a; St Johns Street Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1SP UKWebsite
Lowestoft Sea Angling SocietyLowestoft Suffolk NR33 0RB UKWebsite
Verulam Angling ClubThe Secretary PO Box 66 Beccles Suffolk NR34 7WZ UKWebsite
Sudbury and District Angling SocietyGreat Cornard Sudbury Suffolk CO10 0DG UKWebsite
Gipping Valley Angling Club57; High Street Needham Market Ipswich Suffolk IP6 8AL UKWebsite
Gipping Valley Angling Club57; High Street Needham Market Ipswich Suffolk IP6 8AL UKWebsite
Gipping Angling Preservation SocietyBramford Social Club71-73 The StreetBramford;IpswichIP8 4DXWebsite

Fishing Tackle Shops in Suffolk

We have put together a full list of tackle shops in Suffolk.