About this website

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.

Useful links



Horsey- wind pumpAdditional Angling Permits

Horsey Staithe
Permits are available for bank fishing at Horsey Staithe. Further information can be found at the National Trust Horsey Staithe car park.

Martham Broad North
For further information on fishing permits contact:
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Bewick House
22 Thorpe Road

Telephone 01603 625540

Fax 01603 598300

Email admin@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk


unhooking a pikeAn information pack is available that includes the background to the need for refuges, the legislation, operational and enforcement procedures.

Please write for ‘Upper Thurne
Winter Waterfowl Pack’ from either:

Broads Authority
18 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ
English Nature
60 Bracondale, Norwich NR1 2BE

Boat hiring / slipway services

Hickling Broad (leading to River Thurne)
Slipway at Whispering Reeds Boatyard,
costs £7 (Tel: 01692 598314). Whispering
Reeds also rent out angling dinghies at
£16.50 per day.

River Thurne — Martham Ferry
Angling punts cost £25 per day from
Thurne Boat Building (Tel: 01493 740303).

River Thurne — Potter Heigham
Slipway at Phoenix Fleet Boatyard costs
£6 all year round. 17 foot dinghy for
hire at £30 per day including motor (Tel:
01692 670460).