Thunder, lightning, hailstones the size of golf balls and scorching temperatures certainly made for an interesting, tricky week at Witton Castle Lakes and probably kept visiting numbers down. Only 49 anglers paid the lakes a visit this week in these extreme conditions, returning a relatively low but respectable rod average of 3.1.
It has been a relatively quiet week at Witton Castle Lakes with the much promised summer weather not materialising and a chilly northerly. This, coupled with the proliferation of sea trout in the rivers, has kept visiting numbers lower than usual with just 60 anglers paying the lakes a visit.
The bench situated outside the fishing lodge at Witton Castle Lakes has been given a full refurb in readiness for the annual K.D.Johnson Memorial cup. The competition, held by Willington and District Angling Club will, this year, be held on Sunday 16th August.