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Final Call for Membership

Bishop Auckland District Angling Club are offering membership to anglers for the final 2 weeks of the season. The deal includes membership for the 2015 season at the 2014 price of £175. This is a limited offer and is only be available for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Please contact the club membership secretary via:

Tommy Carr – 95 and Still Going Strong

Tommy Carr, one of our much liked and regular anglers, celebrated his 95th birthday today (Tuesday 30th) with a session at the lakes. Certainly no stranger to the lakes, Tommy, from Sunderland, has fished here for over 40 years and still thinks it’s a great place to visit. He’s no stranger either to the weekly totals with his name appearing on the list on a regular basis. Tommy even remembers fishing at the lakes in the days before the lodge was built – when there were no facilities and you had to be creative if you needed to go. He fished the lakes with his son-in-law John and caught himself a couple of fish to celebrate. As a birthday gift the lakes management presented him with two vouchers for complementary fishing at the lakes.3665_Tommy_Carr

Willington Angling Club – K.D.Johnson Memorial Cup

Willington & District Angling Club held their annual competition for the K.D.Johnson Memorial Cup at Witton Castle Lakes yesterday. Although the winds were mighty strong all the competitors enjoyed a great days fishing on the lakes. The trophy, which goes to the angler with the heaviest 3-fish bag, was won this year by Norman Fletcher with a total bag weight of 6.9lb. It was a close run competition as Eric Johnson came in second with a total weight of 6.7lb and in 3rd place was Eric Clegg with 6.5lb.


1st Place – Norman Fletcher






2nd Place – Eric Johnson









3rd Place – Eric Clegg


War of the Weeds

The ongoing task of controlling the weed growth at Witton Castle Lakes has been upscaled over the last couple of weeks. A herculean effort has gone into cutting and dragging the new weed growth from the three main lakes, which has bloomed of late due to the recent hot and humid weather conditions.

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