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Old 20 October 2014, 09:34   #1
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Any members here who are familiar with Wells, Norfolk?

I am planning a fishing trip and looking for some local knowledge and tips in terms of navigation, hazards and launch facilities.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I don't know it well but I would check launching. The tide rips across the slipway
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Any members here who are familiar with Wells, Norfolk?

I am planning a fishing trip and looking for some local knowledge and tips in terms of navigation, hazards and launch facilities.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Not launched there this year but talk to the Harbour Master, very nice bloke and has always found a spot for the truck and trailer, his office by Beach Road junction

I always launch from the last slipway, the sailing club are rag and stick only
Drive along the sea front easterly take the left where the road bends right away from the sea and keep going when you pass the sailing club keep to the left and it's about 250 yards, end of the road + slip on your left

The compound in front of you is the harbours and where they normally let me put the truck and trailer (helps to stuff a note in the lifeboat tin in the office)

Keep to the wall side of the harbour until you get towards the harbour office
Then follow the zig zag channel out to the Cardinal, its shallow either side, you may be lucky and get a fishing boat as a guide. Harbour speed limit used to end at the lifeboat house.

You’ve only got a couple of hours either side of high water if you arrive early and walk out a long beach road you can see the channel.

The new outer harbour is for the wind farm supply boats

There’s a good café on the sea front near to the harbour office, don’t use the deli unless you had 6 numbers come up on Saturday

Getting in - Entering Wells Harbour - Sketch Plan

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Hi Firefly,

Have a look at Morston as well
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Many thanks, especially to bedajim.
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I have been their many times on a sib. As mentioned watch the strong currents and tides. Especially if you go out down the channel where the sands banks shift and the tide comes in and out with amazing speed. Worth a trip. Even better maybe is Blakeney - great trip to sea the seals. Follow the trip boats :-) Two very nice places to explore ! Richard
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Looks very nice. Is there a slipway at Blakeney?
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Looks very nice. Is there a slipway at Blakeney?
Yes there is a concrete slip in the car park. The car park is free if you are National Trust member, or I think it is £3 for a car or £5 with trailer.
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Blakeney

I take it is 2 hrs either side of high water there also
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