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Coronavirus – COVID-19 – still in Lockdown. Waters are open, but stay local.

Update January 7th 2021

Good News for all, Fishing has now been given the go ahead by the Government and confirmed by the Angling Trust.

All our waters will now reopen; however, everyone must follow the guidelines of the Angling Trust and of our Club.

Ensure to socially distance and keep wandering to a minimum.

Use gloves or covered hands when opening gates.

Matches of any sort are still banned under the current guidelines.

Remember that at Ellingham Pegs 34 to 25 are still off limits as are the wooden piers. Please don’t fish on them.

Also please remember to shut all gates at the Lay-by and Ellingham lakes when entering or leaving.

Please ensure to follow all the above guidelines as well as Club rules.

Thank you, Glenn Shiplee, Chairman


From its origins in 1946 where its first headquarters was based at the long since closed Cherry Tree pub in Bungay, Suffolk (hence the name!) the club has, over the years, evolved and expanded.

It has a membership of around 300 and is run entirely by a dedicated volunteer committee whose efforts over the past few years have created a club to be proud of!.
With full membership at just £65 per year it’s a great club to be a member of!

As well as still having some quality stretches of the Waveney, both above and below the tidal limit, with purpose built swims at Dunburgh, the club also has three quality still waters close to Bungay.

Ellingham Lake – A primarily Carp water which abounds with Commons and Mirrors to double figures.Relatively shallow with maximum depths to 5ft it also holds Roach, Rudd and Perch.

Common Pond – Renowned for its quality, if elusive, Crucian Carp, the water also contains quality Perch. The pond also contains Common Carp as evidenced by a 23lb specimen caught in 2014.

Lay-by Pit – This former gravel pit has been fenced against Otter intrusion and has been, and continues to be, stocked with prime quality fish.
It contains double figure Common and Mirror Carp, Tench to 11lb, Bream to 15lb, Crucians, Roach, Rudd, Perch and some Pike. A pristine water.