Now you can look the part when fishing at Witton Castle Lakes with our new high quality cotton polo shirts and fishing caps. The shirts are available in a number of colours and sizes and the caps also come in a range of colours and are adjustable to fit. Both the shirts and caps come embroidered with the lakes’ leaping trout logo.
The caps retail at just £8 and the polo shirts are only £15 each, with all profits going to Bishop Auckland District Angling Club. Both items can be purchased from the fishing lodge during opening hours and can also be ordered in – if we don’t have your size or preferred colour in stock.
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 have a new stock of locally tied flies for sale to visiting anglers, flies that we believe are far superior to many commercially tied flies. All the flies in stock are flies that are known to catch fish on our lakes, they have been tied by one of our volunteers G.Wharton, who whiled away many an hour over the winter period. There is a large range available in the fishing lodge all at very reasonable prices. And remember to keep an eye on the notice board in the lodge informing anglers of the best performers for a particular day or week.