The cooler overcast weather for most of this week have seen ideal fishing conditions and anglers have had some tremendous sport with a catch average not bettered since April. The 64 visiting anglers caught 275 fish for a 4.3 fish average and while there were no big fish there have been many hard fighting 4lb to 6lb fish caught.
Despite August’s reputation for being the hardest month for anglers Witton Castle Lakes has had a fantastic start to the week with anglers achieving an exceptional average of 6 fish per angler. Fish have been taken on everything from size 20 buzzers up to size 8 damsels. Fish have been rising freely on all three lakes and anglers have enjoyed some great top of the water fishing.
The week has seen very variable weather conditions with some days suffering from heavy rain and high winds and others offering perfect cloudy and warm conditions. A total of 64 visiting anglers caught a total of 195 fish for a good catch average of 3 fish.
An open day is to be held at Witton Castle Lakes, on Sunday 15th September from 1pm till 4pm, for anyone interested in taking up fly fishing and families are very welcome to come along with children to see what the sport is all about.
This will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in taking up the sport but not sure how to get started. There will be free coaching by qualified coaches, tuition and essential advice on the basics of fly fishing, including advice on the tackle required to get started.
The event will be run by Bishop Auckland District Angling Club, who will have a team of experienced anglers available for advice, including demonstrations of fly tying.