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Fishery Name: Blackdyke Trout Fishery
Address: Burdock Lane, Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk IP26 4JW
Grid Reference: Entrance Grid Ref: TL 69060 88475

Actual Grid Ref:TL 69020 88510
Sat Nav: IP26 4JW
Phone Numbers: 07525 730447
Email Address: [email protected]

The Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishing Lake

The Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery is situated near Hockwold-cum-Wilton, just 10 miles west of Thetford in the county of Norfolk in an area surrounded by beautiful East Anglian countryside and consists of a very clear 8 acre lake with large grassy banks for ease of casting.

The new lodges at Black Dykes Trout fishery

The lake has an abundance of natural fly life with a good stock of "hard fighting" rainbow trout from 2lb up to 12lb which respond well to dry flies. There is also a population of brown trout. The pretty village of Hockwold-cum-Wilton boasts several pubs and restaurants, a shop and even a local butcher.
Fish Game Species:
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Blue Trout
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Brown Trout
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Brook Trout
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Golden Trout
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Rainbow Trout
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Tiger Trout
Fishery Rules:

Blackdyke Rules

Catch and Release Rules

Barbless or de-barred hooks only

Play fish as quickly as possible

Do not drag the fish up the bank

Land fish in a net keeping it in the water

Do not handle fish unless compltely necessary, make sure your hands are wet if you do so

Use an unhooking tool or forceps to remove the hook

Other Rules

All brown trout to be returned and any rainbow trout over 5lb we would like returned to the lake so that others have the chance to catch a big fish, any fish over 5lb or brown trout that has to be killed remains the property of the fishery owner, Mr Brian Rutterford.

A maximum of three flys only with a minimum of 6lb leader recommended.

All catches to be filled and weighed in - please report to lodge when leaving.

Lifevests at ALL times when on boats.

No litter to be left on the banks.

Anyone breaking the rules will be banned from the fishery

Fly fishing only


The fishery has been establishing itself for over 4 years now, has a purpose built lodge to accommodate fly fishing customers and any guests, with toilet facilities for ladies, gents and the disabled, hot beverages and light snacks are also available.

The lodge has a wheelie boat for disabled anglers to enjoy being out on the water. A few rowing boats are available and float tubers are most welcome.

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