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The Lakes

Of the twelve Lakes on the Park nine are exclusively for use of the Holiday Home owners, with each swim designated for the sole use of the corresponding Lodge or Caravan owner. Two of the Lakes, Heartsmere and Kingfisher Pool, are Day Ticket Lakes; and Marsh Lake has a mix of Day Ticket swims and designated owners swims.

Ash Tree Lake

A tree lined lake with seven Holiday Homes. Ash Tree Lake has depths up to 12ft, has a good mix of quality fish, including Tench, Bream and Crucian Carp, and a large head of Carp between 6lb and 18lb.

Blackthorn Lake

A two acre lake with twenty two Holiday Homes. A good mixed fishery lake with a known Crucian Carp of near 5lb and a large head of Carp 24lb plus.

Cherry Tree Lake

Although a mixed fishery this three acre lake, with thirteen Lodges on its west bank, holds the biggest head of 25lb plus Carp on the park, twelve of which are 30lb plus and have exceeded 39lb.

Dragonfly Lake

With six Lodges on the west shore, this two acre lake is undoubtedly the most famous on the park. A large head of 20lb plus Carp up to 34lb are supplemented by a good number of sizable Tench, Crucian Carp and Mirror Carp which are being caught at an average weight of 18lb.

Elm Tree Lake

Having two channels through from Dragonfly Lake, this two acre lake benefits from its sharing of the above stock. There are seven Holiday Homes on this Lake, two with large plots which are set back from the lake front.

Foxglove Lake

A mixed fishery with Carp up to 26lb. The eight lakeside caravan plots each has lilly surrounded swims, it’s a the classic early morning Tench bubbling Mr Crabtree lake.

Guelder Lake

This three acre lake has six caravan plots on the north shore and two designated swims from the small promontory on the east bank. All species can be caught here, however it’s probably best known for its good head of Carp up to 34lb, quite a few of which are wily old, scaly Mirrors.

Day Tickets Available

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Day Ticket Fishing


Solely a Day Ticket lake the two acre Heartsmere has five swims around its banks. With around sixty to eighty carp, many over 25lb and up to 36lb, this is possibly the most difficult lake on the complex. Swims can be pre-booked for 24 hours or longer with a card payment

Kingfisher Pool

The second solely Day Ticket lake this small pool is heavily stocked with a mix of fish for float and feeder fishing only. Two swims are available for days only 8am – 8pm. Stunning Crucian Carp can be caught fishing the margins with sweetcorn.

Marsh Lake

With designated swims for the three Holiday Homes, and three Day Ticket swims this horseshoe shaped lake is one of the two lakes on the park with Catfish. Here the Catfish range up to 65lb and a good head of Carp range up to 34lb, the Roach fishing in Marsh lake is also particularly excellent.

Willow Lake

A small shallow float fishing pool which is well stocked with a range of species, including Gudgeon, and a small head of Carp up to 10lb. Willow Lake provides a beautiful backdrop for the ten Holiday Homes which surround it.

Yew Tree Lake

With Catfish over 60lb and a good head of Carp to over 34lb, and with mature planted islands and beds of purple water lilies, Yew Tree Lake offers great fishing and a beautiful setting for the mix of fourteen Lodges and Caravans nestled on its banks.

How to find us...

Waveney Valley Lakes lies on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, on the A143, 15 miles north of Diss and 25 miles south of Great Yarmouth. The driveway to the Park entrance is close to the centre of the village of Wortwell and is off the High Road.

Waveney Valley Lakes
Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk. IP20 0EJ

Holiday Home Sales: 01986 788333
Administration & Fishing: 01986 788676