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BADAC Membership for 2016

Bishop Auckland District Angling Club are now taking membership for the 2016 season. For further details and prices please visit our website at: or email:


Feather and Fur

The visit to Witton Castle Lakes on the 29th of December proved to be a great day out for the Durham Fly Tiers ‘Feather and Fur’ event. 18 anglers from the club fished the lakes on their annual visit, along with a few of our regulars – all anglers caught, fish with average bags of 4-5 fish each.

The weather played it’s part too with better than recent temperatures and a break from the incessant  rains. The the day was rounded off nicely with pie and peas for everyone, prepared by the guys at the lodge.DFT.jpg

December Update

Throughout December Witton Castle Lakes has been fishing very hard and, due to the adverse weather conditions, has been very quiet. We’ve been closed due to heavy snows, the road has been blocked from fallen trees and the anglers who did pay us a visit have been battered by the recent strong winds. Therefore, there have been no reports of significant catches, either by weight or bag size.

Having said all this, Durham Fly Tiers are paying the lakes a visit on Tuesday 29th of December, when we will be open for anyone who wishes to pop down and fish the lakes. Perfect for those anglers wishing to burn off the excesses of Christmas or just get away from it all for a little peace and quiet.

The lakes will continue to open Saturday and Sunday throughout January and February, but please check with the lodge beforehand.

Cliff Johnston

At the Club’s AGM, held last week, a presentation was made to Cliff Johnston, a long-term servant of the club, who is stepping down from his current role as Junior Angling Development Coach. He was presented with a copy of the latest salmon fishing book about the River Tweed and commented that he was looking forward to a ‘good read’.

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