Poringland Lakes

The Green Heart of Poringland

Latest Postings 

updated 24 September 2017

Leading Authority Advises on Conservation Project 

Great Return After Fifteen Years 

Kingfisher Questions and Answers

Rain Fails to Dampen Enthusiasm

 Family Fishing Changes 

Crabb Wins but Peak Takes the Spoils 

New Rules Unveiled 

Electricity Supply Gets Green Light 

Kingfishers’ New Approach

Wildflower Meadow Bursts into Colour

Another Successful Family Day

Maintenance Work Continues

Kingfisher III – “Best Yet”

Fish Eating Insect Spotted at Poringland Lakes 

Lakes Showcase at Village Fete

New Voluntary Bailiff

Norfolk Homes’ Project Celebrated

Cub Night Success

Coaching Team Expands

Water Vole Spotted at Lakes

Police Apprehend Suspected Vandals

Record Breaking Family Day

Second Grant from Angling Trust

Scouts Donate Bird Boxes

Health Walkers Visit

Angling Trust Boost for Family Fishing

Grant Boost for Family Sessions 

Tree Planting Programme "A Great Success"

 62 Youngsters Try Angling for the First Time

 Nature Day a Resounding Success

 Lakes Singled Out in National Report

Personal Best on First Visit

BTO Donates Bat Boxes

Never-ending Job

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), Richard Hobbs (Environmental Consultant), Colin Sendall (Ornithologist and Wildlife Photographer)  

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