Winter Fishing Idyll - an extravaganza of Norfolk’s secret delights on John’s happy
Winter Predator Fishing in Norfolk with John Bailey
Take John's guidance and enthusiasm as much or as little as you need it and enjoy
the companionship of likeminded anglers in a lovely, unspoiled setting.
Relish massive pike, huge tench, big chub to six pounds and winter roach of between
3¼ and 3½ pounds on the legendary River Wensum. You might even take a boat up an
almost unknown pike river just a mile from the sea. It's a lost, lonely land, a haven
for ornithologists and pike men too! You can expect fish into double figures, hope
for a twenty and keep your fingers crossed for a thirty. You'll be fishing for pike
that have rarely, if ever, been touched. Almost like reliving the Broadland experience
of the 1960s.
Or fish one of John’s hidden pike lakes, deep in ancient Norfolk estates, a lost,
lonely land, where thirties and fish of forty pounds, are on the cards and upper
doubles and twenties proliferate, a haven for ornithologists and pike men too! Fish
for pike that have rarely, if ever, been touched. You might drift further south and
take a boat out up the River Wensum for big roach. You might happen upon one of the
mill pools John has access to and land a very big wandering barbel.
Roach, stunning huge perch, chub, carp, pike and, sometimes, even the occasional
huge barbel can make Norfolk your winter wonderland!
“What I like to think is one of the great strengths of the Norfolk fishing is its
adaptability. Because I live right on the waters, I can look at weather forecasts,
look at conditions and decide forty-eight or seventy-two hours before the trip where
the best chances of success will be. If we look at early December, the probable options
will be estate lake carp, rudd and tench fishing, larger water tench, new season
piking, river chub and barbel, river roach or some fabulous stillwater perch fishing.
Of course, the decision is made after consultation with you - our client. What you
want to achieve is fully taken into account and we decide on an itinerary well in
advance of your arrival. This means you know exactly what gear and which baits to
bring. If there is any problem with tackle, then I have got a barn absolutely bursting
with the stuff so it’s never a problem.
The major objectives are to fish beautiful, generally private waters, to learn new
techniques, to catch gob-smackingly gorgeous fish and to enjoy the company. Personal
bests are very frequent but I like to think that clients go home with far more profound
memories than simply pounds and ounces.”
every thing was spot on. John put me on a beautiful secluded water where there was
every chance of a really huge fish, which is what I asked of him. As I always say
“every dog has his day”, & next time it may be my day!.Andy Sage
“Everything about the trip far exceeded my expectations... Everyone got along so
well and seemed to enjoy it immensely—I am sure that you will see several of them
again, myself included. My one comment to improve the trip would perhaps be to include
the option of an extra day, as the time went far too quickly!” Nigel Chapman, Rowlands
“He inspires trust, especially on a one-to-one level. I appreciated his considered
opinions of the prevailing situations and he was not given to snap judgements” Andrew
“We had a brilliant time” Jems Harris, London
“quite sublime fishing” Rob Legge, Woking
‘A thought as Father's day or a birthday- approaches...14 year old Jack was given
this birthday present by his dad-here is what he said afterwards 'Fishing alongside
John for the day after watching his Crabtree series over & over again was awesome.
I caught my first carp & learnt some very useful tips which will improve my angling
over the coming years. I experienced the best fishing day with John. it was a big
surprise but it was fantastic & I hope that I do this again sometime in the future. John
was extremely helpful and was full of tips & tactics. He was really fun to be around.
A shock landing my first carp as it was a lot bigger than what I thought I would
ever be able to land. the most valuable fishing experience ...you get to learn so
much via John'. At Angling Travel, creating days like this is our deep pleasure!
What our clients say
A great treat to spend time with a masterful angler with such a relaxed approach
to the fishing Ian Miller, Guildford
North Norfolk is one of the great experiences for you if you are an all-round angler
who appreciates beauty, serenity and the most virgin of fish
What will happen on your two day adventure?
The fishing itinerary will be determined by how the fishing is at that time, and
John will take into account your own & others’ personal outcomesas discussed before
the course. A minimum of 3 anglers is needed. Contact us about private fishing in
winter with John Bailey on dates to suit your friends, family or group
How do you book your place?
Just email usto confirm availability and then we need a booking form and 50% or
full payment to confirm your place.
PriceEarly booking closes 8 weeks before*, £359 This creates a saving for you of
£40 on the full price.
After that £399 Single supplement N/A
Price includes all fishing, fishing access, tuition from John Bailey
Private Fishing Days with John Bailey are also available
Probably one of the top two best pike fishing places in the country
Winter 2011 top pike 37 pounds 4 oz
Exclusive and beautiful lakes
You can stalk sighted carp
Two forty plus carp landed in 2010-2011 season and plenty of thirties and twenties
Expert guidance from your guide John Bailey who knows Norfolk fishing intimately
John will inspire, amuse and challenge you on a course you will never forget
Just call 07866 470238 or email (joy2(at/curly a) angling-travel then add .com)