Welcome to the Catch 22 website

Complex History

Formerly a working gravel pit, the Day Ticket Lake was first stocked with bream, tench and a few English strain carp by Dereham Angling Club in the 1970's.

No.2 Lake was formerly a trout fishing lake.

For more info on lakes and fish stocks please click on the link above.


1990 - Catch 22 was born

Norfolk Koi Import Ltd owned by Joseph Van Haam took on the lease of the complex in 1990 and Catch 22 was born. 

Stunning carp known for their strong fighting ability were imported from the Netherlands by MAAF license in 1992 and 1994.

A mixture of commons, mirrors, leathers and linears were stocked in both lakes.  

The hard work of landscaping and building swims  during this time brought Catch 22 to be one of the best fishing complex's in the UK, as it also is today.

Looking to the future

David Wilby, currently the Fishery Manager took on the role of running the complex in 1998. With help from friends, syndicate members and much loved bailiff at the time Bill Smithson, the fishery was brought to the 'next level', with facilities added to make the customer's stay more enjoyable and comfortable.   

The Wilby family are now at the forefront of helping to run the fishery. Wife Rosemary and daughter Emma  joined the Catch 22 team in 2000.  

Bailiff Jeff Greenaway helps to keep the complex ship shape, along with friends that come down in their spare time to do maintenance jobs.

All in all, the future looks bright and we welcome you to come along and enjoy the Catch 22 experience!

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We like seeing our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.  

Catch 22 Fishing Centre

Bunnetts Loke, Lyng, Norfolk, England NR9 5BQ, United Kingdom

01603 872948

Opening Hours

1st March - 1st November: 7.30am - 7.30pm

1st November - 1st March: 7.30am - 6pm


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