The Green Heart of Poringland

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updated 9 July 2020


It is with deep regrets that we have to inform you that 

Rod Witham our secretary, dedicated fisherman and conservationist very sadly passed away in hospital in Manchester yesterday 8th July, after a major operation following the discovery of cancer.

His wife Karen and family members would like season ticket holders and all supporters of Poringland Lakes to know of this dreadful news.

Our thoughts are with Karen, his family and friends.


Coronavirus Latest


Unfortunately for the time being, fishing is restricted to season ticket holders only. 

No day tickets will be issued. 

Police Step Up Patrols

Potters Way Link Opens

Water Quality Remains Good

Electricity Project Completed

Big Fish Bonanza

Season Tickets Sold Out

Fish Stocks Boosted

National Glory for Colin Hinsley

Council Volunteers Pile In

Surprises Galore in Conservation Pond

Liz Captures the Lakes’ Stunning Beauty

Lakes Welcome Octagon Wives

Tree Planting Programme in Full Swing

Local Charity Aids Fencing Project 

Lakes Support National B-Line Project

Lakes Join Wild Patches

 Lakes Feature in National Report

Parish Council to Safeguard Lakes’ Future

Conservation Day Success

 Trustees Thank Long Serving Solicitor

Newspaper Boost

Special Guest Opens New Family Fishing Programme

These Girls Can

90 Schoolchildren Visit Lakes

Lakes Celebrate a Remarkable Success as 121 Youngsters Try Angling for the First Time

Health Walkers Visit

Tree Planting Programme "A Great Success"

 Nature Day a Resounding Success

BTO Donates Bat Boxes

Welcome to Poringland Lakes website

Poringland Lakes are the village's best kept secret!

Situated in the heart of the village, the lakes are ‘hidden away’ at the end of Hillside, a quiet cul-de-sac leading off the main Norwich/Bungay road through the village.

The lakes, which have a varied landscape consisting of open water, temporary wetland, grassland, woodland and scrub (see Habitat and Wildlife page), stretch over five acres and are a wonderful place for quiet recreation, observing wildlife and fishing.

At 70 metres above sea level, the lakes occupy one of the highest points in the area and sit on a perched aquifer. 

Poringland Conservation and Fishing Lakes, to give the site its correct title, are privately owned by the the Poringland Conservation and Fishing Lakes Association which comprises the trustees and a management committee.  Although legally in private ownership, the lakes are a community based facility which visitors are welcome to use and enjoy. 

The following pages give a flavour of this wonderful local facility and the conservation work of the Association.  We are adding new pages and content all the time, so please add the site to your favourites and stop by again. Thank you for your interest!


The Association would like to thank the following people for their contribution to the development of this website.

Peter Aspinall (Conservationist and Wildlife Photographer), Liz Dack (Wildlife Photographer), Nick Elsey (Natural History Enthusiast), Richard Gooderham (Poringland Archive) 

and of course our principal partners, Norfolk Homes, for sponsoring the Poringland Lakes website.