About Highbridge Fishery

Highbridge on a sunny day

Highbridge Fishery is a roughly dug clay pit unique locally as it holds a good number of large common carp up to just over 40lb. The water is a 9 acre reservoir which is a very basic looking pit, it is a clay lined water which has small amounts of weed dotted around. Due to the fact the lake is used for irregation please note that water levels will rise and fall throughout the year meaning sometimes the clay banks are exposed, however this changes the nature of the fishing making it more exciting.

There are two syndicates available. The course ticket is highly restricted to protect the delicate, specimen roach and rules can been seen by clicking the links above.

There are no hot spots for the carp or coarse fish: if you bait an area they will feed. The middle of the reservoir is approx 200 metres at the narrowest point and 37ft deep so other anglers should not cast across your swim.


The fishery has a heated 'carp cabin' for use by all members and guests with clean, heated toilet block with washing facilities and hot running water. It also has a kitchen with charging facilities, a kettle, a fridge, chest freezer, a microwave and table and chairs. There is an electric wheelbarrow - a Prestige Electric Carp Porter Extreme - available to members to aid in getting fishing equipment to the swim.

There is a secure car park with a local Chinese and fish & chip shop, Rumbles, about 2 miles down the road.

Bait and Approach

Most top quality baits work on Highbridge Fisheries but lots of the big fish recently have been caught using Moretakes Bait available from http://moretakes.co.uk/.

There is a stock of bait - boilies, glugs, hookers, popups etc - available on site. You can purchase these by contacting James for payment.

The fish move around the different depths throughout the year so be sure to try different depths until you find the fish. The fish in Highbridge are big and hungry - don't be afraid to bait heavily, several kilograms in a 24 hour session works well when they are 'on it'.

How to find us

The lake is 5 miles from Thetford north up the A11 and 2 miles from East Harling in a village called Bridgham. There is only 1 water in the village and it is easy to find - see the map on the contact page.