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.
A reminder to anglers of the 2 tagged fish still in the lakes, as yet un-caught, each with a £50 bounty to be claimed. Anglers must pay an extra £1 with their ticket price in order to claim the £50 should they be lucky enough to land a tagged fish. Remember, if you do catch a tagged fish and didn’t pay the extra £1 then unfortunately you won’t be able to claim the £50 bounty. Ask at the lodge or call 01388 488691 for further details and updates.
Witton Castle Lakes enjoyed varied week of weather, ranging from fog and beautiful sunshine to chilly winds and light rain, with a partial solar eclipse thrown in for good measure. We welcomed 55 visiting anglers through the gates to enjoy their sport this week and they were duly rewarded with a very healthy rod average of nearly 6 fish.
The first week of the season at Witton Castle Lakes has been a busy one, even without the promised warmer weather – conditions on Monday and Wednesday were particularly bad. However a total of 78 visiting anglers came through the gates and enjoyed a very busy week returning an astounding rod average of over 10 fish.