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Win a Box of Dai Jones Flies

Dai Jones, one of the world’s top fly tiers and sea trout fishermen, is donating a boxed selection of sea trout flies to the BADAC member who catches the largest sea trout on fly this season off the Bishop Auckland District Angling Club waters.
The fish doesn’t have to be killed as long as it has been weighed and independently witnessed.
Anyone wishing to enter please notify the Witton Castle Lakes fishing lodge of the details of your catch before the inclusive closing date of Friday 31st October 2014.

Witton Castle Lakes Report w/e 29th March

Witton Castle Lakes welcomed 40 visiting anglers during the week, all taking advantage of the cloud cover to fish the lakes, a number kept down no doubt by the return of some cold weather. Those visiting anglers who did brave the colder conditions were duly rewarded with some good sporting action and between them caught a total of 202 fish giving a very respectable rod average of just over 5.

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Make sure you have a Rod Licence

A reminder to all anglers to purchase their rod licence before April. 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 lakes lodge. 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.

Witton Castle Lakes report w/e 22nd March

The 57 anglers who fished Witton Castle Lakes this week were very successful with a total catch of 191 fish, giving them a decent rod average of 3.4. However, this would have been much better had it not been for the extreme weather conditions, ranging from winds above 40mph to snow.

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