Welcome to Dents Farm Hilgay
Our fertile farm is the backbone of the business. Providing fresh produce for the farm shop, and other quality outlets.
Dents Farm is also home to 5 fishing lakes, ideal for anglers of Norfolk. The lakes are landscaped with extensive tree planting. The banks are well established with reeds, rushes and other vegetation. There is a mass of wildlife, including Kingfishers.
We hope to see you soon!
The coarse fishery comprises of 5 well-stocked fishing lakes.
All lakes are landscaped with extensive tree planting. The banks are well established with reeds, rushes and other vegetation. There is a mass of wildlife, including Kingfishers.
In conjunction with the fishery the adjoining 20-foot bank (Sam’s Cut) has over 6 acres of trees planted on it with a mile and three quarters of hedge.
The site has ample car parking with a concrete pad and a large graveled area adjoining the lakes. Two toilets are situated on site, both with access for the Disabled. The access road to the lakes is an existing farm road, off the council West Fen Road that is well maintained.
Safety floats are available. Our aim is to provide good sport in a safe and naturally appealing setting. The fishery is a popular choice for anglers for it’s pleasant surroundings. Well used by Juniors and the Disabled. Much is being done to encourage the young to the sport of fishing.
We are members of Premier Fisheries, which are a recognized group of high quality fisheries throughout the United Kingdom. Premier is responsible for not only encouraging local anglers, but also those from further a field to the area in search of good fishing.
Mixed fish pond with 12 pegs – easy for junior anglers.
Best way to fish – fish the margins or straight out about 8–10 mtrs
Baits to use – corn, pellet, worm, maggot, paste
Fish – Predominately Carp to 15lb, Tench 3lbs, Barbel, Roach, Rudd and Crucian Carp
Farm Shop Lake
4 to 7 feet deep with 30 pegs
Well established & popular with pleasure anglers and families, a very natural looking lake with lots of trees and reeds.
Best ways to fish – fish margins 11-13mtrs, pole line or waggler, Small feeder with crumb, don’t overfeed with Groundbait, best to feed micro pellets
Baits to use – Corn, pellet, worm, castor, maggot, hemp
Fish – Carp to 30lbs, Tench 9lbs, Barbel to 4lbs, Bream to 11lbs, Crucian Carp to 3lbs, F1 Carp to 4lbs, Perch to 2lbs, Rudd & Roach to 3lbs, eels to 7lbs
Some really pretty old strain Carp and ghost carp, some real hard fighting fish
15 feet deep with 30 pegs
Triangular shaped water with a central island
Best ways to fish – method feeder, pole, inside edge or 8 metres out in about 11 feet.
Hair rig works well + pellet wagler
Fish – Carp to 30lbs, Crucian to 3lbs, Tench 5lbs, Bream 8lbs, Barbel 4lbs, Chub 6lbs, Perch 5lbs, F1 Carp 6lbs
2 Island Lake
15 feet deep with 28 pegs
Best ways to fish – to the islands on a feeder or pole, hair rig works well
Bait to use – corn, paste, maggot, pellet, bread, boilies, meat,worm
Fish – Carp to 30lbs, Crucian to 3lbs, Tench 4lbs, Bream 8lbs, Barbel 8lbs, Chub 6lbs, Perch 4lbs, Eels 5lbs, F1 Carp 6lbs
15 foot deep with 23 pegs
Best ways to fish – to the island on a feeder or pole,
Bait to use – Corn, paste, maggot, pellet, caster, bread, boilies
Fish – Carp 22lbs, F1 Carp, Roach & Rudd 1lbs, Perch 3lbs, Barble 2lbs, Chub 2lb, Eels 6lbs