The 60 ft river frontage allows up to four anglers onto the river and the fisherman s shed with bait fridge provides the necessary secure storage for all your tackle. The thurne is a stretch of river which gives access to hickling broad and horsey mere as well as flowing through martham broad.
Sitting on the banks of the river thurne the fishing opportunities were a million miles away from the carp dominated lakes and pools i usually visit with inside info suggesting that roach bream skimmers big perch and pike were the dominant species.
River thurne fishing. It flows southwest and is linked by candle dyke and heigham sound to both horsey mere and hickling broad. Fishing on the river thurne situated on the quieter stretch of the river thurne upriver from potter heigham bridge the little house on the river is a fisherman s paradise. In arthur ransome s children s adventure the big six 1940 the death and glories pete bill and joe land a 30 lbs pike which is later stuffed and displayed at the roaring donkey pub.
River thurne at potter heigham the thurne was once one of norfolk s finest pike fishing rivers and in 1960 a 35lbs specimen was taken by mr r. If you re fishing the thurne you ve really got to give the pike a go they can be pretty hooge as we say in these parts from there. The river thurne has spots from martham ferry provided you don t fish from frontages of private property.
It continues southwest and flows through potter heigham and enters the river bure just south of thurne dyke near st benet s abbey. Just 7 miles long it rises 2 miles from the coast near martham broad and is navigable from west somerton. Post by gaztheangler wed sep 25 2013 10 23 am.
I had spoken to an angling friend who has fished this river many times and got as much information as i could about the venue and soon found out it was about 8 9 feet deep and tidal. River thurne norfolk i have just returned from a few days break near great yarmouth and i managed to get a couple of short session in on the river thurne. Thurne mouth thurne mouth is a wide open reach with good depth.
The headwaters of the river thune offer free fishing and can deliver exceptional catches of high quality perch along with smaller fish. Just check that the bank is free for fishing some are owned by fisheries and you have to check which ones require a permit or membership. The river thurne is a river in norfolk england in the broads.
This might the result of a lack of pike in the area. Hickling has a high saline level that has is thought to be toxic for pike larvae resulting in fewer predators.