We couldn’t have asked for a better week at Witton Castle Lakes; gloriously warm and sunny conditions, a nice long Easter weekend and fish rising everywhere. We welcomed 125 visiting anglers through the gates, all of who enjoyed a great weeks sporting action.
Well, what a week of weather at Witton Castle Lakes, along with the rest of the country we certainly had every type of weather thrown at us. Especially on Wednesday when we had the full compliment, from sleet, snow and hailstones to rain, sunshine and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. The weather definitely played its part in keeping visiting numbers down with only 43 anglers braving the conditions to fish the lakes, however they still managed a decent rod average of 4.3.
The wind has made for tricky conditions Witton Castle Lakes this week, although the rise in temperature has seen some hatches across the lakes which has made for some good top of the water action. The fifty plus anglers who did brave the windy conditions were rewarded with a rod average of nearly 5 fish.
A reminder to all anglers here at Witton Castle Lakes to ensure you have a current rod licence. The Environment Officers visited early in the season last year and 2 anglers were caught fishing without a licence. Appropriate EA Licences can be purchased in the fishing lodge, don’t try to get away without one, as EA officers carry out spot checks without notice. Rod licence dodgers have faced fines of £2000, had equipment confiscated and ended up with a criminal record, make sure you are not one of them.