NACA Sparham Hall Fishery

Sayers Lakes

Sayers Lakes

Looking downstream on Sayers Meadow stretch of the WensumNACA-SAYERS LAKES

Spring 2015 update

This fishery consists of the two below-detailed still waters. Season Ticket and limited guest day ticket fishing only. As I write, there are vacancies for Season Tickets.

Season Tickets are at present £40 and guest day tickets – for NACA members only - are limited to three per member per season at a cost of £5 each.

Limited night fishing is allowed on both waters.



Picturesque, mature gravel pit of approximately 12 acres, containing many wooded islands. This water is a nature reserve that is shared with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. NACA has five swims along the Southern (River) bank and two on the East bank.
It is well known for producing mixed catches of Roach to over a pound and Tench to 5 pounds. There are also Perch, and Pike to 30 lb have been caught in the past.

The EA have recently stocked this water with a pure strain of fingerling crucian carp.

Pike fishing starts 1st Oct onwards
Season runs from 16th June to March 14 inclusive.


Despite being only 10 years old this 7-acre gravel pit has a surprisingly mature look about it being surrounded by substantial hedgerows and coppices on two banks and the river along one side. Fish stocks are still fairly low; however there are Pike to over 20 pounds, Perch, Roach and Tench (to over 8lb) have been caught. Double-figure bream have also been caught. It is thought that there are no longer any 'king' carp in this water.

Pike fishing starts 1st Oct onwards

Seasons runs 1st April to 31st Dec inclusive.



Extensive work was carried out on both Lakes over the last few years work parties, many thanks to the members who gave up their time to help. Platforms were built in several swims to allow easier access.

Below is a list of the largest known fish caught from the Fisheries:-

SPECIES       WEIGHT       DATE                                     CAPTOR

Pike                 25lb                 December 2007                       Duncan Fletcher

Tench              8lb 7ozs         June 2009                               Dave Humphries

Bream              14lbs 12ozs     June 2009                               John Stewart


Membership information update for:


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May 2015

I am the administrator of two of the three NACA fisheries in the Lyng area. One is known as Sayers Lakes and the other as Sparham Hall. (The third NACA fishery in the NACA-Sayers group and also situated on the Wensum near Lyng, is known as Sayers Meadow. Its administrator and manager is Tim Ellis who will be submitting his own report in respect of this fishery.)

Sayers Lakes consists of two almost adjoining lakes – Sparham Pools and Square Meadow.

Sparham Hall is a river fishery on the Wensum just upstream of the better known Sayers Meadow fishery.

You will find a description of Sayers Lakes and Sparham Hall elsewhere on this website.

As administrator of these two fisheries, I am responsible for issuing permits etc.; answering queries from anglers interested in obtaining permits and also, as treasurer of the three NACA-Sayers fisheries, collecting the fishery subscriptions from the members and banking same.

In effect I do the office work for the fisheries. The person who does the real work is the fisheries manager, Russell Francis. He's the one out on the banks and making sure everything is in order on that front.

We have vacancies on Sayers Lakes but there is a small waiting list for a place on Sparham Hall. Both fisheries are reasonably priced at £40 for the lakes and £35 for the river.

For insurance purposes, we have to insist that anyone purchasing a permit is a current NACA member.

Any queries please get in touch with me

Bob Chambers

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