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Winter Opening Times

Starting Friday 5th December Witton Castle Lakes will move over to Winter opening times. For the month’s of December, January and February the lakes will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only up to Sunday 1st of March 2015. We will then be closed for the rest of the following week before the new season opening weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015.

Ticket prices for winter opening will be: Sporting £10 – 1 Fish £12 – 2 Fish £14 – 3 Fish £16. And no fish over 6lb to be taken. The usual opening times will apply (8am till 4-4.30pm) – but due to the dark nights please check with the lodge beforehand.

BADAC End of Season Dinner

A limited number of tickets are still available for the Bishop Auckland District Angling Club’s annual ‘End of Season’ dinner. To be held at The 68 Cafe (A68 Toft Hill) on Saturday 8th of November at 7pm, with tickets priced at £25 per person which includes a four course roast beef dinner. There will also be an auction of fishing tackle and related items on the evening, with proceeds going to support the angling club. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, or booking a table, should contact the club membership secretary – Keith Robson on: 01388 818 720 or via email at:

BADAC: New Head Bailiff

Notice to members: Kevin Stewart has recently stepped down as the head bailiff for Bishop Auckland District Angling Club. He has been replaced by Jon Ord who will take over the position until the end of the season. For any matters relating to bailiffing please speak to Jon – the contact number remains the same at: 07830 979 494.


Unfortunately we have had to cancel this Saturday’s planned Country Sports Experience at Witton Castle Lakes. Overnight rains have added to the existing standing water and has made the ground unsuitable for car parking and not safe for visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope people will understand our situation. The event will be moved to a future date which we will announce soon.


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