Martham & District Angling Club has a rich history and has been managing the fishing rights to Martham Pits since 1984. Over the years, the fishery has undergone significant changes and improvements. While it was originally known for its Tench population, the club’s stocking program has shifted the focus towards Carp, which have become the main species in the pits. Carp weighing over 20lb can be caught in the B pit, while smaller Carp are present in all the pits, particularly the C pit, which is favored by match anglers.
The A pit offers excellent opportunities for Roach and Rudd fishing, with fish weighing over 2lb being predominant. Bream can be found in all the pits, typically weighing around 3 to 4lb, although larger specimens weighing up to 8lb are also present. Perch, including a reported 4lb specimen, are well stocked in the B pit. While the Tench population has decreased in numbers, there are still opportunities to catch them, with specimens weighing up to 8lb.
Membership to the club is limited due to the relatively small size of the pits. The club started as a syndicate of 10 members and has since grown to nearly 200. Currently, there is a waiting list for membership, which has been temporarily closed due to high demand.
In addition to fishing at Martham Pits, the club organizes various Match leagues throughout the year. These leagues cater to different preferences, with main leagues held on Sundays during the summer and winter months, along with weekly and evening leagues. The club also hosts an annual charity match at Martham Pits, raising funds for local charities, and a Christmas Fare match in December.
Furthermore, the club has access to a stretch of the River Thurne at OBY, where regular club matches are held, mainly in the summer and autumn seasons. This stretch is exclusively open to club members, and day tickets are not available for this water.
Boat access is provided to members through the club’s own boats, which are located at Rollesby Sailing Club. These boats allow members to explore the Trinity Broads. Members interested in using the boats need to contact the Boats Coordinator.
The club holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, providing an opportunity for members to come together. Regular committee meetings are also held to discuss various club matters.