About Barford Tackle Shop

One of the most popular privately-owned still water coarse fisheries in East Anglia, Barford Lakes are about 10 miles West of Norwich, in Norfolk. The fishery offers a range of sport to suit pleasure, match and intermediate carp anglers and regularly plays host to 'Sky' Television's 'Tight Lines' programme. Pleasure catches of more than 100lbs are common and some have been known to break the 200lb mark.

The fishery was started just over 15 years ago and since then has developed into a popular match and pleasure venue. Barford Lakes offer a pleasure day-ticket lake, a training lake and two match waters on the main site, as well as 4 other match lakes nearby.

Take a look at the main Barford Lakes site to see the waters we have available to fish and get a taste of what we have to offer.

The tackle shop is situated on site and we hold a wide range of 'real' stock from all the top manufacturers and suppliers such as Daiwa, Maver, Fox International, Leeda, Browning and Sensas to name a few, as well as our own brand of high quality equipment.

From the shop we also sell hot drinks, refreshments, snacks and confectionery, EA Rod Licences and even offer a rod hire service for use on the Barford Lakes complex.

Meet the Team

Daniel Brydon

Daniel Brydon

Our Tackle Shop Manager Daniel Brydon has been in the tackle trade for the last 12 years and has seen the industry changing at a rapid rate, with this in mind the website has been created.

Daniel is a very experienced match angler but also enjoys ALL of the disciplines of angling from Fly, Carp and Pike to Sea Fishing, with this has come the knowledge to answer most question asked, What baits?, rigs etc, etc...

Having fished for some of the top teams in East Anglia, he is now fishing for Browning Hot Rods, where he competes in National and Local leagues. His favourite method is chopped worm and caster on the pole as this catches anything that swims and has given him his best results on the open match circuit.

Daniel prides himself as a likeable and reliable person and wants to give the best service to his customers. In the very competitive market place Daniel believes that the personal touch still has a place whether it be giving advice or teaching people. Daniel is a qualified PAA (Professional Angler Association) coach and has helped develop and bring many new anglers to the sport since joining us at Barford Lakes and Tackle and through feedback from his customers we have launched the Tackle shop website.

If you have any questions whether it’s what methods, baits where to fish etc, please don’t hesitate to get in contact at: daniel@barfordlakes.com alternatively give him a call on (01603) 759624.

Sarah Thomson

Sarah Thomson

Sarah started the shop in May 2004 and travelled on a very steep learning curve with bait and the ordering of tackle.

Sarah is an angler although self admittedly a fair weather one!!  Although she has is not without achievements within angling as she won the Ladies and Gents Pairs match in 2006 where she and her partner, Ray Smart came 1st and 2nd on the Match Lake, she also won another pairs event at Tingrith Fishery at the Terry Freeman Memorial match where she also won her section.

Her favourite method of angling is mid-water on the pole, as this is an active way of fishing which suits her attention span! Sarah also enjoys catching the quality ‘Silver fish’ on a light waggler rod on our very own Pleasure Lake.

We are always available over the telephone or via email so please contact us if you need some advice before you buy.