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January 8, 2021

Boating News – BA 2021 Hydrographic Survey

The Broads Authority’s annual hydrographic survey is scheduled to commence on Monday 11 January for approximately 3 weeks.

This is an annual survey that gathers information regarding water and sediment depth and helps to plan and prioritise the dredging programme.

The survey areas this year include:

  • The River Waveney from Stanley Carrs to Breydon Water
  • Haddiscoe New Cut
  • The River Bure from Horstead Mill to (and including) Wroxham Broad
  • The River Bure from Horning Church to Stokesby
  • South Walsham Broad

During the survey there will be a work vessel out on the water, however disruption to river traffic will be minimal.

If you have any questions please get in touch using the following contact form.

January 6, 2021

Updated FAQs from the RYA

The RYA FAQs have been updated in accordance with the National Lockdown: Stay at Home Government guidance:

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December 19, 2020

Urgent Boating News – Floating Pennywort along the River Ant

The Broads Authority have advised that the invasive floating pennnywort plant appears to have spread downstream along the River Ant.

River users and anglers are asked to be on the look-out for the plant between Wayford Bridge and the confluence with Stalham Dyke.

Where boaters spot water plants in this area, please try to manoeuvre around them, with the engine off. Boat propellers chop up the plant allowing small fragments to spread through the navigation.

Avoiding motoring through patches of river plants, alongside checking, cleaning and drying your vessel after use helps to control the spread.

Any sightings of the floating pennywort should be emailed to Broads Control ( AND Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative ( with the exact location of where it was seen.

A guide on how to identify the floating pennywort can be found here<> (PDF).

The Broads Authority is working with partners to monitor and control the plant and is thankful for your cooperation.

December 17, 2020


December 17, 2020


December 14, 2020

NSBA’s General Purposes Committee Meeting, Monday 7 December 2020

Please see below for Summary Minutes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association General Purposes Committee Meeting held online on Monday 7 December 2020.

December 5, 2020

Urgent Boating News – Breydon

Urgent Boating News from the Broads Authority:

Post 41 on Breydon is missing from station. A channel buoy will be installed over the next couple of days until a new post can be installed. Boaters are asked to navigate with extra care in this area in the meantime.

December 5, 2020

Boating News – Repair Works at Hardley Cross Moorings

The Broads Authority have advised that contractors working on their behalf will be starting work on their Hardley Cross moorings commencing approx. Monday 7 December. They will be replacing the waling and capping on 87 metres of the mooring as well as replacing several damaged fenders.

This work is expected to take approximately 3 weeks to complete. During this period the mooring will remain closed to boats however it will be able to fully open once works are complete.

Please follow any signage present if navigating in the area. Further updates will be issued in due course. Thank you for your co-operation.

December 1, 2020


November 28, 2020

Urgent Boating News – Breydon Bridge

Urgent Boating News

The Broads Authority have been informed that Breydon Bridge is currently unable to open to boating traffic.  The bridge is scheduled to be operational again on the 5th December 2020 after repairs and testing have taken place.  

For further information contact Peel Ports (Great Yarmouth) on 01493 335522.