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Thurne Fisheries website is designed to advise on issues related to the angling and access to the Upper Thurne Broads in respect of seasonal wildfowl refuges and limited access to Horsey Mere for pike fishing.

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Future Updates – Site for information only.

By predator-chaser | September 12, 2013

Just a note to advise that the Thurne Fisheries website is no longer beings actively updated and is now purely a resource for information purposes only and should only be used for this purpose.

Contacts and information provided may be out of date or may no longer be valid.

Future guidance about fishing access on Horsey Mere should be addressed directly to the Horsey Estate via the contact details available in the application form.

 

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Horsey Mere -Pike fishing trial 2011 – new extended fishing area available.

By predator-chaser | August 5, 2011

The title says it all really, Horsey Mere, thanks to agreement between the Horsey Estate, Natural England, Broads Authority and angling, now has an increased fishing access area available for the coming Winter period from October 2011 to February 28th 2012. Please remember that this is part of an ongoing trial fishing exercise and should there be any increased impact through disturbance on the birds this Winter, this new area and the access as a whole put at risk. Please follow the code and observe all the rules when fishing on Horsey Mere and we could all continue to benefit for the future

This new extended area is agreed on the back of good relationships between the partners and anglers that have built on the trust placed in us and is in spite of the minority who have made it difficult for the Horsey Estate by poaching in other areas of the Mere. With this extended area on the North side of the Mere anglers will have improved access to a key part of the fishing where there is greater chance to put a bait on likely patrol route for the prey and the pike.

All other conditions, explained in the permit and application forms, remain as in previous years. The usual end of season 2 week open period will continue for 1st March 2012 and period tickets will again make it possible for those purchasing these to be free from the attentions of the wardens on fishing days when normal permit checks will be made. A worthwhile benefit to keep your swim undisturbed.

You can access the fishing permit applications here.

You can see a Google map of the fishing area on Horsey Mere here.

If you do fish the Mere this Winter, please observe the rules, remember that these are enforced and any failure to observe will put future access at risk. Please stay within boundaries and help minimise the risk of disturbance on the birds. If bird activity is disturbed this additional area may be withdrawn and could effect the future of this access trial. Finally please respect the people who manage Horsey Mere and all the Upper Thurne fisheries and we can all enjoy the increased access this coming Winter and in the future. Thank you.

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Horsey Mere-Pike fishing access for 2011-12 comfirmed

By predator-chaser | August 1, 2011

Quick post to confirm that the pike access trial that has been operating on Horsey Mere over previous seasons has been approved to run again for the coming 2011/12 Winter season. There is even greater benefits for this coming season which will be fully revealed once all the details are confirmed, so revisit the site in the coming week or so, when a new set of details will be revealed.

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Horsey Mere Open for Pike Fishing – Winter 2010-2011

By predator-chaser | November 1, 2010

Following the recent meeting of the Horsey Estate, BA, NWT etc the agreement to continue the Pike Fishing access trials continue for the Winter period of 2010 and 2011.

The panel reviewing the trial have been pleased with the actions and support from the pike angling community and are happy to continue to allow access to reward that support.

All the usual terms and conditions that have been enforced over previous seasons will apply, so your fullest cooperation will help maintain this privileged access opportunity. One boat per day at £15.00 per boat, two anglers each using max of 2 rods each.

Application forms, together with the appropriate fee and a stamped addressed envelope, should be sent to: Buxton Property Management (Fishing), Speedwell House, Lingwood, Norwich, NR13 4ET. Permits will be issued by post only.

Access the forms here: http://thurnefisheries.co.uk/downloads/

Get booked today and get amongst a big pike or two.

The March 2 week period permit, priced at £30.00 is available for those who wish to make use of it, for more details and to download the 2 week permit application go to the following page:

 http://thurnefisheries.co.uk/new-horsey-permit-for-march-open-days/

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Horsey pike fishing access confirmed for 2009-2010 season

By predator-chaser | October 23, 2009

Meeting today (19/10/2009) confirms that the Pike Fishing trial access continues to be available for the coming Winter period of November 2009 to 28th February 2010.

So if you want to get a day on the Mere get a booking form here today and make a booking.

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New Horsey permit for March open days

By predator-chaser | December 12, 2008

Following the discussions earlier this year regarding a simpler way to administer permits for the end of season 2 week open day period on Horsey Mere, a new permit system will be trialled.

The purpose of this is to facilitate both easier access and reduce the need to visit each boat and collect permit fee’s, this often risking the disturbance of the areas being fished and causing friction with the anglers. The plan is to issue a 14 day period permit  at a fee of  £30.00 per boat.

This will allow the preregistered boat to fish without the inconvenience of a bailiff cruising through the fishing areas disturbing the swim, to collect permit fee’s. To see this work effectively it would require the prior registration of the boat to be used and for the registration number/name of the boat to be clearly displayed whilst fishing. Boats using this system will immediately be recognisable and will not be subject to a visit from the bailiff.

If all users would make use of this system it will ensure that the whole broad is allowed to settle once everyone is fishing and optimise the chance of picking up a fish.

If you are a likely to be fishing on Horsey in March, then please consider taking advantage of this new permit system and maximise the benefit of being left to fish unhindered.

At £2.00 per day per boat for two anglers is not bad given the freedom on offer.

The 2 week period permit application form can be downloaded below and should be sent to the address detailed in the permit application.

Horsey-March-Permit-App.pdf

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Winter 2008 – 2009 Pike Fishing Access confirmed

By predator-chaser | November 3, 2008

Meeting today (3/11/2008) confirms that Pike Fishing trial access continues to be available for the coming Winter period of November 2008 to 28th February 2009. So if you want to get a day on the Mere get a booking form here today and make a booking.

More details on access, management and permits etc will be posted shortly.

Some new access permit arrangements planned for the two week open period commencing 1st March 2009, more details will follow on this shortly.

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Winter access for the 2008 -2009 season

By predator-chaser | May 6, 2008

A preliminary meeting of the partnership that is managing the access on Horsey Mere has revealed that despite the problems with the few anglers who broke the rules in the 2007-2008 season, Horsey Mere will be open to pike anglers for the 2008-2009 winter season, subject to further discussions.

With regard to the individuals who were caught breaking both access guidelines and committing other bye-law offences, it is understood that these are being handled in partnership with the local authorities.

Whilst there will be another meeting later in the year to settle the access agreement, should you wish to fish Horsey Mere this coming winter, then please make use of the permit booking system and send your application to the Horsey estate as soon as possible to ensure you get a date you want.

Get an application form.

The final details and any changes will be notified via this website as soon as details are known and confirmed.

It is important that any angler making use of this access agreement observe and fish within the guidelines laid down in the agreement to prevent loss of this excellent opportunity to fish the superb venue. Hopefully those of you who wish to fish there can appreciate this and will support us.

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Access to Horsey under threat!

By predator-chaser | March 3, 2008

The trial which has opened an area of privately owned Horsey Mere for pike fishing is being jeopardised by anglers who have been caught fishing illegally with and without permits and outside the agreed area.

The Broads Authority is taking the breach of the permit system very seriously and the offences are currently being investigated pending prosecution.

The fishing around the River Thurne is treasured by pike anglers nationally. However Horsey Mere is a legally protected wildlife haven for migrating birds who visit to seek a safe refuge in their thousands. Just one boat can disturb them and if this happens too often they can loose condition, affecting breeding success.

Angling on Horsey Mere is closed from November 1st to the end of February to give migrating birds winter security, although angling at Horsey Staithe is permitted. This is respected by the majority of anglers and other navigators who are grateful to be allowed to fish there from June 16th until October 31st and from March 1st to the closure of the fishing season on March 14th.

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Access for the 2007/2008 Winter Season confirmed.

By predator-chaser | December 4, 2007

Given the uncertainty of access to the Mere due to the delay in organising a pre-season meeting as would normally be the case, access for this Winter has been confirmed by the Horsey Estate and everything remains as set up last season.

Ticket costs remain the same, the application form all remain the same, the area of access too, as detailed on the map is identical, so those of you who want to get a day booked should download an application form and send some dates to the estate asap.

There will be a meeting at the end of the season to review the 2007/2008 season and this should, if everyone honours the rules and guidelines again this Winter, give us a chance to secure next Winter and for you to have the advantage of knowing for sure well in advance, keep you posted on this.

In the meantime, those of you booked for this Winter, ensure you keep within the guidelines, get some fish and perhaps keep us informed of what you catch, no need to go into detail about how, just to let us get a picture of what the fishing is doing relative to the type of Winters we are experiencing.

Tightlines.

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