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Norfolk Fishing Venues
Fishery Name: Barford Lakes - Colton Lake (40 pegs)
Address: Highhouse Farm Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DG
Grid Reference: Entrance Grid Ref: TG 10460 09920

Actual Grid Ref: TG 10280 09885
Sat Nav: NR9 5DG
Phone Numbers: 01603 759624
Email Address: sarah@barfordlakes.co.uk
Description:

Information Colton Lake is at Colton on the outskirts of Norwich and is about 5 minutes drive from the main Barford Lakes complex.

History Originally a farm irrigation reservoir, Colton lake is about two acres in size and was converted to a fishing venue. Managed by Barford Lakes, this water is used solely as a match venue. The facilities on site are a portakabin and unisex toilet. There has been some additional work undertaken during 2003 on the pegs and stagings to improve access.
Fish Species: Currently checking with the Venue to get better defined information.

Fish Species:
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Barbel
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Bitterling
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Bleak
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Bream
Common
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Bream
Silver
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Bullhead
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Carp
Common
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Carp
Crucian
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Carp
Ghost
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Carp
Grass
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Carp
Koi
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Carp
Mirror
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Catfish
Wels
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Chub
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Crayfish
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Dace
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Eel
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Goldfish
Brown
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Gudgeon
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Minnow
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Orfe
Golden
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Perch
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Pike
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Pumpkin
seed
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Roach
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Rudd
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Ruffe
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Schelly
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Stickle
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Stone
Loach
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Tench
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Walleye
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Zander
Fishery Rules:

Barford Lakes Match Fishing Rules 2012

The owners or fishery manager reserve the right to amend or change a rule at any time if it is deemed to be detrimental to the fish or fishery.

If you find a grey area within our rules or are unsure of any parts - PLEASE ASK US.

Please respect our fish, fishery and rules. Thank you.

Fishing Rules

Manufactured Barbless hooks only - max hook size standard size 8 or equivalent.

Anglers to lay their keepnets and landing net out behind their peg on arrival.

Keepnets to enter lake 15 minutes before the start of the match.

Lifting and dropping allowed but no suspending of bait other than by a float.

No surface fishing.

Free running leads and feeders only (Method feeders - inline and flat bed only) - no elasticated feeders of any type.

4" minimum hook length for feeder or ledger.

No Floating pole method - line between pole tip to top of float - minimum of 6" and maximum of 1 metre.

Minimum 12" of line between bottom of float and hook.

When fishing within 1 metre of bankside vegetation no line limit applies.

No bubble floats.

You can not feed with a pole whilst fishing a rod.

No hand-lining unless necessary i.e. broken top section, foul hooked fish (pulla kits/bungs permitted).

Your boundary is halfway between you and the next angler.

Bait Rules

No Peanuts.

Groundbait allowed - 2 kilo limit.

Luncheon meat - 2 small tins one 340gram tin allowed.

Liquidised and riddled baits not to exceed 1 kilo or a 3.3 pint bait box.

Fishery purchased feed pellets only.

Paste, hook/banded/expanda pellets and boilies are allowed for HOOK BAIT ONLY.

Boilie and Pellet Hook Baits to be stored in small tub (no larger than a 1 pint bait box).

All feed baits to be used in moderation.

NO BAIT to enter the water after the match - please take it home or use the bin provided.

Keepnet Policy

50LB MAXIMUM IN A KEEPNET - 3 NETS MAX.

COLTON LAKE - 8 Carp in a net - 3 NETS MAX.

PLEASURE LAKE - 8 Carp in a net (2 NETS MAX) - Additional keepnet for silver fish and small carp (under 2lb).

If keepnets have the allocated amount in, then you may alternate the fish evenly between each net.

Keepnets to be DRY when brought on site.

Lay nets out behind your peg on arrival - put in the lake 15 minutes before the start of the match.

Movement of fish between nets is not permitted at any time.

Your weight will be disqualified if you have 65lb+ in a keepnet (or Pleasure and Colton Lake more than 8 carp in a net) and 3 nets have not been filled as stated above.

Keepnets and landing nets should be of a suitable size and be carp friendly material.

No rocks and stones inside keepnets.

General

Bait and tackle that is visible on an anglers peg will be deemed as in use.

We have a Keepnet and Weighing in Policy.

Please remove all litter from pegs including discarded line (we advise you cut it into small pieces).

Ensure careful handling of fish at all times.

Vehicles and equipment are left at their owner's risk.

The owners and bailiffs reserve the right to refuse entry or ask an angler to leave due to any violation of the land, lakes or rules. They also reserve the right to change a venue at short notice due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Angling Clubs Weighing In Policy

Carp/unhooking mats must be used. They can be borrowed from the fishery.

Do not tumble fish down the keepnet - Collapse the net and pull the 2nd/3rd ring from the bottom through the top on the keepnet.

Place the fish back to the water from the weigh bag/net - please DO NOT throw them back.

It's best practise to dry your nets after each match.

First Aid

It is only available at the main Barford Lakes site (Sarah and Pam are qualified first aiders - if you need first aid please call 01603 759624). There may not be first aid provision available on all Sundays.

Match organisers have responsibility for organising first aid provision at other venues.

Facilities: on site are a portakabin and unisex toilet.

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