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The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).
Blue Waters, Swan Lake
A tree lined lake in Woolpit holding stocks of bream, carp, roach, rudd and tench. Numbers of carp to mid teens seen. The lake is accessible for disabled anglers. Call 01359 240293.
Google Map 52.224297, 0.899610 Post Code IP30 9QS
Bury St Edmonds Angling Association
The Association have fishing on 4 still waters and the river Little Ouse.
Little Ouse at Redmere, roach, dace, bream, silver bream, tench and some very good pike.
Barrow Lake, good facilities including toilets and a kitchen with facilities for disabled anglers including pegs 3 to 5 being reserved. Bream, tench, roach, rudd, crucians.
Water Lane, some specimen crucians and perch plus roach, carp, bream, tench.
Middle Reservoir, pegs 11 an 12 resrved for disabled anglers. Carp roach, bream and tench.
Shakerland Badwell Ash, an old gravel pit up to 8 ft deep holding carp, roach, rudd, tench, bream.
Membership from Tackle Up in Bury St Edmonds, Hooked in Newmarket and Just Fishin in Sudbury
Gipping Valley Angling Club
The club have fishing at 5 venues: Manor Farm near Battisford; Maypole Fishery, Buxhall; Middle Farm, Barking Tye; Needham Lake; the River Gipping.
Manor Farm consists of 2 lakes with 28 platforms plus additional whelchair accessible platforms. There are toilets on site. Members only.
Maypole Farm, a three quater acre pond with roach and rudd, some good perch and occasional tench and carp.
Middle Farm, 40 pegs on 2 lakes one for carp and silvers the other a mixed / match venue. All platforms are accessible to disabled anglers. Toilets on site. Day
Needham Lake is 4.5 acres up to 18ft deep. Stocked with bream, perch, rudd, roach, tench, pike zander and hybrids. Pike and zander fishing from 1st September to 31st March.
There is also a stretch of the river Gipping. Day Tickets available.
River Gipping, the club has several stretches of the gipping at Green Meadow, Pikes Meadow, Stowmarket, Kins Meadow, Blakenham / Claydon.
Day Tickets from:
Bosmeres Tackle in Needham Market
Birds Tackle in Great, Blakenham
The club also run a number of competitions and they have a juniors club.
4 lakes including near Burstall:
Specimen Lake holding carp to 35lbs, tench, and cats to 35lbs
Bottom Lake holding carp roach, rudd, bream
Match Lake, heavily stocked with carp, F1s, tench, bream, rudd, roach, skimmers and perch
Hill Top stocked with with carp to 20lbs pus and tench.
There is good access for anglers with disabilities. There are toilets and a shower block, secure parking and a tackle shop with hot food and drinks.
Call 01473 652084.
Google Map Reference 52.051934 1.071007 Post Code IP8 3EG
Lark Angling Preservation Society
The Society has 12 miles on fishing on the river Lark for both trout and for coarse fish.
For trout there are 8 miles of fly only water fishing for stocked and wild brown trout. C & R for the wild fish.
They also have 8 miles for coarse fish, chub, dace, bream, perch, pike, rudd. There are fully accessible platforms at Mildenhall and Barton Mills.
For membership have a look at their web site goto larkangling.co.uk
Suffolk Water Park
On Lorriane Way, Bramcord Near Ipswich, consists of 6 lakes offering fishing for a wide range of species.
Big Lake is a 25 acre horseshoe shaped water, 37 pegs, with named carp ranging to a tad off 40lbs. There are also some big pike .
Jacobs Creek, a 2 acre water bookable as a whole with 3 swims and 3 huts that take 2 beds. Carp to 28lb, roach, rudd, perch, pike. to 15lbs.
Traditional Lake, 6 acres, with a small island. Carp to 30lbs, bream and tench to 10lbs,
Match 1, 7 acres, 42 pegs, carp to 20lbs, skimmers, tench, roach. Night fishing can be booked for 4 pegs, call 01473 832327.
Match 2, 3 acres, small carp, skimmers, roach, rudd, perch and tench.
Match and Canal. 20 pegs, carp 1 to 2lbs, skimmers, crucians, roach, rudd.
There is the Water Front Cafe with toilets for the disabled, portaloos at all pegs. The cafe serves meals and will deliver to your peg. There is a tackle and bait shop, and a shower block.
They also offer coaching. Permits from the shop. Call 01473 832327.
Google Map Reference 52.092212 1.091935 Post Code IP8 4JS
A 3 acre fishery near Bungay with 50 swims, average depth 4ft. The lake is stocked with carp to 15lbs, tench, bream, roach and rudd.
There is a picnic area and loos on site. Tuition can be provided
Access for disabled anglers, call in advance if you will need assistance.
Call 01508 482486 07866978354
Google Map 52.491502, 1.347687 Post Code NR35 2BU
South Elmham Lakes
The fishery now has 4 trout clear water spring fed fly fishing lakes all stocked with own grown rainbows and brown trout.
Best rainbow 12lbs 10ozs, brownies go from 4 to 12lbs all catch and release (Please note that fish must be released in the water, no bloody kissing them and photos of you holding them. Just let them go!).
For rainbows you take the first 3 fish under 3lbs returning any fish over 3 unharmed. 3 more on C & R. Also half and full season tickets. Open all year.
There is a cabin on site with a kettle and microwave oven and a wood burner stove for cold days. Spearate toilets with facilities for disabled anglers.
You need to book in advance as they do book out the venue for parties and corporate events. Call 07500703389.
Google Map 52.398388, 1.398031 Post Code IP20 0PS