This complex of three lakes was formed from old gravel working and originally run as a fishery by the London Anglers Association from 1973 to 1980. At that time the venue was renowned for its Tench and Rudd which grew to specimen sizes.
In 1981 the lease of the lakes was taken over by Norwich tackle shop owner and local matchman Tom Boulton. Tom ran the lakes as a syndicate with limited membership. The main lake, now known as Tom’s Lake, was stocked with Bream and small Carp. This stocking of Carp were to become some of the largest in Norfolk at the time, growing to over 39lb. In addition Tench, Bream, Rudd, Roach and Pike all grew to specimen sizes.
In 2006 the owners of the lakes decided to sell the freehold and the present owners, Darren and Mo, purchased the lakes in 2007. The gales of 2006 had taken there toll on the water but a sensitive program of work, including forestry management, landscaping of the fishery and deepening of the two back lakes have brought the fishery back to its present beauty, in some of the most peaceful and unspoilt surroundings in the Wensum valley.In January 2014 Chris and Jane Mack purchased the Wall Walk complex with the aim of restoring it to its former glories.Much work has been carried out with a hard roadway installed as well as the clearing of all snags and debris.With the advice and help of Andrew Ellis the stock of fish are increasing in size with additional feeding and cropping of the small fish each year.It is anticipated that in the near future then Hall Walk will again be producing fish to well over the 30 lb mark.
Both the back lakes, now know as Long Lake and Puppy, were re-stocked with Carp, with the Long Lake also received a stocking of Bream which are now flourishing, making this one of Norfolk’s premiere fisheries.