Fishing on The Norfolk Broads or Sea Fishing from Beach or Boat

Norfolk offers incredibly relaxing holidays, and what could be more relaxing than enjoying some fantastic angling. Norfolk offers great fresh water fishing on both the extensive waterways of The Norfolk Broads and major rivers flowing to Great Yarmouth. In addition there is great sea fishing, either from thebeautiful sandy beaches or, in summer, from boats offering trips to the fishing grounds around our shores.

The Norfolk Broads is one of the best known angling locations in Britain. A rod licence will entitle you to fish for the native bream, roach, eels, ruff, perch, rudd, tench and pike. As well as the many river banks there are also a number of slipways to launch your own boat or various boats for hire by the hour or day.

Broads fishing can be best enjoyed at:

Trinity Broads, permit on site 01493 748724,  Hickling Broad and Heigham Sound 01692 598314,  River Thurne, River Bure 01603 423625 as well as a number of well stocked pits and lakes.

Sea fishing is enjoyed all along the east facing North Sea beaches. Venues that are particularly popular are the beaches at Caister, Hemsby and Gorleston-on-Sea. There are also a number of craft for hire for off-shore fishing or a number of Charter Firms that will provide a taster for those that would like expert help on how to start.

Court House Cottages offer very high quality holiday accommodation in close proximity to The Trinity Broads, Hickling and the River Thurne as well as the beaches of Caister and Hemsby.

So what are you waiting for? Get your rods ready for some great relaxation.



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Seal Colony at Horsey

One of the most exciting wild-life events in East Norfolk occurs between November and February each year on Horsey beach. One of the most important World rookery (or breeding sites) for grey seals is at Horsey on the Norfolk coast. Each year between November and February female seals (cows) arrive before giving birth 24 hours later.

The pup feeds from the cow for about 3 weeks and can put on 2 Kg a day. After that the Mum will leave and the pup will moult its fine white coat before taking to the sea and learn to fend for itself.

After the birth the males (bulls) arrive and compete for space next to the cows in order to mate.The pregnancy lasts until the following year, following the same cycle.

The very best place to witness this fantastic natural event is at Horsey. The shortest walk is to park in the village of Horsey, walking East past The Nelson Head Pub. This old Norfolk local serves excellent draft ales as well as good pub food. Walk down to the dunes before walking South. The walk can be wet and muddy after rain. You will see well constructed paths up the dunes from where you can observe the grey seal colony on the beach below. Take care and keep your dogs under very close control. The seals can approach close to the observation points and are very vulnerable at this time. They can also attack you or your dog if you approach too close. Voluntary wardens will often patrol the area to try and ensure we humans impact the seals as little as possible.

The round walk from Horsey is about 4 Km (2.5 miles). If you would like a longer walk then instead start from Winterton on Sea. Again, there is a great local pub, the Fishermans Return, again serving excellent local ales and an extensive selection of good food, and is a great place to start or finish your walk. Walk North along Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve or along the sandy beach. As the beach narrows at Winterton Ness you should walk along the path on the land side of the dunes as the beach will be closed by the Wardens in order to protect the seals. The round walk to the main colony is about 7 Km (5 miles). All year round this is one of my favourite British walks. Beautiful beaches, massive dunes, a variety of seabirds and tremendous views inland. Enjoy the walk and seals.

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Court House Cottages constantly strive to provide the very best in Norfolk holiday accommodation and its great to hear from our guests they agree we are providing excellent holidays. Lily Broad Cottage has just won a Gold Award for Excellence for its impartial feedback from customers of Cottages4You. The cottage has received an average feedback from guests of 9.8. The rating for both value for money and cleanliness average 9.9. This is some of the very best feedback Cottages4You guests have provided anywhere in the Country.

Pamela gave Lily Broad Cottage 10 out of 10 saying “One of the best places we have stayed in. Everything was just perfect including the weather! We will definitely be going back. Lovely and peaceful but at the same time not too far to travel to see attractions. Plenty of pubs etc. Can’t wait till we go again.”

Julia, owner of Court House Cottages says, “Thanks for all your great feedback. It is the perfect reward for all the hard work we put in to ensure your holidays are perfect.”

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Welcome to Court House Cottages

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog from Court House Cottages. Here you will find an array of interesting articles about beautiful Norfolk, alongside news of Court House cottages, fantastic offers, and exciting events in the area.

First of all we’d like to thank you for visiting our website; we hope you enjoy browsing through our exclusive collection of luxury holiday cottages in Norfolk and find the perfect holiday accommodation for you. So, let us tell you a bit about Court House Cottages.

We are passionate about Norfolk because this area has so many wonderful things to offer; from fun family activities, to romantic walks across the country side, exciting outdoor activities, to enticing heritage and culture; there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.

About our Cottages

Our cottages are perfectly located so that you can explore every inch of the Norfolk Broads and beautiful sandy beaches, offering the perfect environment for relaxation. We want you to have a home from home feel in the cottages and a warm welcome awaits you whilst providing the ideal base to enjoy a brilliant British holiday. Each cottage is situated in the secluded Norfolk countryside and yet a wealth of amenities are within a half hour drive.

Insider Knowledge

In our blog we’re going to use our insider knowledge of the area to help you to plan the perfect holiday for you. So regardless of whether you’re travelling with your friends, family or you seek a romantic retreat, we are certain that Norfolk is the destination for you.

We also provide self catering cottages in Norfolk Broads, if you would like more information about any of our gorgeous cottages, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be more than happy to help. Call 01493 369665 to make a booking.

To find out more about Norfolk and what this marvellous part of England has to offer don’t forget to keep popping back and read our blog!

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