FISHERY CLOSURE NOTICE: Monday 21st October - Monday 28th October

Swanton Morley Fishery will be closed for one week: Monday 21st October - Monday 28th October. Plant machinery will be operating around the fishery and there will be no access such that roadways and swim repairs can be completed. The main gate will be locked.

HELP REQUIRED: To offer help / further information, contact George on: 07860-840774



Dereham and District Angling Club is an open club, set in the heart of rural Norfolk offering "traditional" angling in its mixed species fisheries to local and visiting anglers alike.

Established for over 60 years, the club welcomes members of all ages and abilities, whether an absolute novice or an established professional, we are more than happy to accomodate your angling needs.

Primarily a coarse angling club, we also have a small sea angling section, however there is currently no game angling facilities.

We hope you enjoy looking around our site and find it of interest. We would like to wish each and every one of you 'tight lines'.


We ask every visitor to our fisheries to pay particular care to the way in which you treat other anglers, the environment and inparticular the welfare of the fish and other forms of wildlife.

We take great pride in being a family friendly club, accessible and welcoming to people of all ages, please help us to stay that way.

Navigating This Site

The menu to the left covers general areas related to the currently selected form of angling. This menu will vary depending on which mode of fishing you have selected at the top of the page.

The menu to the right will be consistent across all forms of angling, and covers specific rules and regulations of the club, ways to get more involved and various other more administrative areas.


All fish caught from Dereham and District Angling Club waters must be returned to the water from which it was caught. Prosecutions will be persued against anyone breaking this regulation.

Match Bookings

Please contact us to discuss availability and costings for using the fishery to host your club matches.

Fishery Closure Dates

Fishery maintenance work will take place on:

Saturday 27 Jul 2019
Mon 21 - Mon 28 Oct 2019 ALL WEEK
Saturday 25 Jan 2020
Saturday 25 Apr 2020

As such the fishery will be closed to anglers between the hours of 8pm Friday until 2pm Saturday.

Club members are asked to attend work parties to help with the maintenance activities.

Individual Lake Closure Dates

Scheduled water closures for whole month:

February: Willow lake closed
March: Grebe lake closed
April: Curly's lake closed

Work party attendees permitted to fish closed waters when work not taking place.

Other Closures

Following advice from the Ornithological Trust to cull some geese, plus the possibility of culling some cormorants, killing rats and mink, Swanton Morley Fishery may be closed on a few evenings to allow strictly controlled pest control shoots. Notice of exact dates will be displayed in Myhill's shop, on the Fishery notice board, and on this web site. Few shoots / closures are expected, but members consideration is requested.

Swanton Morley Fishery will have limited section or water closures during the season for club matches. See fixture list supplied with membership card for full details, or view fixture lists on this site. The fishery may also close some water due to external bookings. Few are expected and notices will be displayed on the notice board at the gateway to the fishery should any occur.

Work Party

Working parties are scheduled every Monday 0900 - 1200, please do come along and help out. More information can be found on the Get Involved page.

Other ad-hoc maintenance and development will be undertaken to address Heath and Safety issues, plus accommodate student teaching activities. Anglers should not be unduly disturbed, but limited fishery restrictions may occasionally be imposed and we ask for anglers consideration.