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.

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Horsey Angling

Information on booking and fishing Horsey Mere for the 2011-2012 Season.

NB: This may be subject to change for the 2012-2013 season,

Permits will be issued for individual days only, permits will not be issued to any one angler or boat for consecutive days, eg: Mon. Tues, Wed etc. A minimum 2 day break will be automatically applied for multiple date bookings by any one angler or boat

Applications are invited to state their preferred date on which to fish but will accept the date issued on their permit. Every effort will be made to issue permits as near to the date requested. Permits will be issued in order of completed application forms received.

PERMIT FEE – £15 (no VAT), by cheque only, made payable to ‘Horsey Estate Trust’.

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.

Alternatively download a copy below:
Conditions of Permit

Updated rules regarding fishing on Horsey Mere -(12/2011)

Horsey Mere Access Trial application with map as below:horsey-permit-application.pdf

Download Hickling Wildfowl Refuges leaflet:…Includes the map below:waterfowl-07.pdf

Download a Google Earth location map(.kmz file) for greater reference and access to the website here:

(Once downloaded double click the file to open it in Google Earth application if you have this installed, or install it to view)

NB: The new Google based map below shows the permitted fishing area as of the Winter of 2011/12

View horsey mere in a larger map