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
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.
Congratulations to our fishery officer, Brian Conway, who won the Doctor Chester’s Senior Trophy last Sunday, held on Willington and District Angling Club waters. Brian collected the trophy for the best brown trout and also receives a year’s free membership to the club.
The Saturday night late opening trial for June is now over and, due to popular request, Witton Castle Lakes will now trial opening late through the week.
Starting on Monday the 4th of August the lakes will remain open until 9pm weekdays – Monday to Friday for the month of August.
Visiting anglers will be able to take advantage of the evening rise and enjoy fishing much later into the day. A four hour sporting ticket will be available which will run from 5pm till 9pm.