JOHN WILSON, the TV angling personality with scores of great books and tackle to his name, is moving abroad and selling his gorgeous house and lakes.

Angler’s Mail magazine this week has a very special feature by John Bailey with John Wilson, when they met up near Norwich, Norfolk.

Not far away, John Wilson’s property is now on the market for offers in the region of £750,000. Here are some pictures… impressive, eh!

John Wilson stalks a fish in his lake – you could be lucky enough to live where the great man has enjoyed so many happy years.

The agents Strutt and Parker say: ‘Lake House is of brick construction under a tiled roof and was constructed in 1972 for Major and Lady Gerald Barry. It has been extended and improved to an extremely high standard and comprises a well laid out and easily run single storey residence.

‘The accommodation which is light and spacious, takes full advantage of the superb position beside the lake and most rooms benefit from a most attractive outlook. The well-known journalist and fishing television broadcaster, John Wilson MBE, has owned the property since the early 1980’s and has added a new lake with landscaped islands and bordered by woodland walks to provide a unique setting for fishing and wildlife.

‘There are about 1.7 acres of water (2 lakes) which include a very healthy stock of carp, tench, grass carp, catfish, roach and rudd. There is wonderful bank fishing and the lakes and water are surrounded by conifers, birch, alder, beech and ash trees with 22 differing types of willows interspersed with soft rush, hard rush, sedges, yellow iris and bamboo clumps. The lakes have won an award from the Sand and Gravel Organisation and support a variety of coloured lilies and a waterfall.

‘The gardens and grounds are a haven for wildlife with mallard, Canadian and Egyptian geese, great crested grebe, flycatchers and kingfishers. Lake House has delightful gardens and grounds which slope down to an 8 acre lake belonging to a neighbouring property.’


Here are the key features:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Village location
  • Private parking
  • Outbuildings
  • Water frontage
  • Staff/SC Accommodation
  • Fishing
  • Woodland


  • 5.8 acres


For more info, visit the website of the estate agents, Strutt and Parker HERE


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