River Waveney upstream of beccles

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I’m planning a few days in Norfolk in early September and whilst the trip is not specifically for fishing I have found a campsite on the river Waveney a few miles upstream of Beccles so going to take a bit of tackle to have a couple short sessions whilst there. Does anyone have any experience of fishing the Waveney around this area as any advice would be be appreciated? Thanks in advance.
 

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Basic simple cage or open end feeder rig about 1 1/2 oz to 2oz if it is flowing very fast. simple ground Bait with Bread for bream and better roach or red mag for smaller Dusk is the best time. Pike fishing is always a good bet on the upper Waveney it can be very clear and plugs and spinners work well for the jacks with dead's for the larger fish. where are you camping I could give you a few places to try.
 

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Forgot I had even started this thread so just replied to your Waveney report haha. That aside thanks that’s very helpful stuff, think it’s near a place called geldeston or something like that.
 

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Geldeston yep that the one there is a place very near on the river locals call the three rivers it is where rivers meet No1 place for pike in winter next place down river is Dunburgh good for the roach also in that area The pub The Geldeston Locks if a great place to drink and eat often with live music or events and full of character also it is within walking distance of your site so no driving. The local town of Beccles is great place to visit for a cup of coffee or fishing tackle at Angling Direct they are very friendly in there and will give you loads up to date places to fish free (park in Tesco's 3hrs free) their is also a commercial fishery very near there that holds regular matches weekends and day tickets are available if you fancy 100 of carp 30 to 40 minutes away is Norwich a great city full of history and hideaways to find you will have a great time weather permitted.
 

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Thanks again that’s good to hear, especially about the pubs ;). General plan is to have a couple mornings and/or afternoons fishing then visit places like Norwich and beccles the rest of the time. Hopefully the weather is kind as looking forward to it now, have done north Norfolk a few times but this will be the the first time down the southern end towards Suffolk.
 

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Beccles market is Fridays there is a boat that takes you there from the Locks Pub it is called the Black dog Ferry. beware Norwich on Match days it can be busy. have a great time.
 

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Beccles market is Fridays there is a boat that takes you there from the Locks Pub it is called the Black dog Ferry. beware Norwich on Match days it can be busy. have a great time.
It only gets busy if all 6 fans turn up !!:)
 
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