Witton Castle Lakes has continued to fish well this week with 98 visiting anglers catching 461 fish for a 4.7 fish catch average. Best fish of the week have been a 10 plus brown trout caught and returned by P.Robinson on an olive damsel and an 8lb rainbow caught by A.Brough on a hares ear. There have been some good bags caught this week with 5 anglers taking the 15 fish limit; R.Mathews on olive bloodworm, N.Fletcher on cdc buzzer, S.Shipley on black buzzer, J.Weightman on olive shuttlecock buzzer, and J.Higham on wicked whites. Two juniors did well this week; E.Lee catching 10 and J.Grabbham fishing with his grandfather D.Grabbham catching his first ever fish on the fly returning three fish in total.
The Environment Agency fishery officer visited Witton Castle Lakes on Sunday checking rod licences. Unfortunately two anglers were fishing without a licence and could face prosecution and a hefty fine. Further visits by officers are planned so if you have not already done so make sure you purchase your licence, you can purchase the appropriate licence at the lakes lodge. Rod licence dodgers have faced fines of £2000 and had equipment confiscated make sure you are not one of them.
Just as the temperatures started to rise at Witton we were hit by four days of high winds but by the Friday more settled weather saw better fishing conditions for anglers. Despite the difficult start to the week the Lakes have fished extremely well with 98 visting anglers catching 465 fish for a 4.74 catch average.