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.
It’s been reported that September has been the driest for over 50 years and so it has shown with the warm and sunny conditions retuning to Witton Castle Lakes. Again, this has been reflected in the numbers with just 51 anglers visiting the lakes to fish, returning a rod average of 2.
After the bright and sunny conditions of the last few weeks Witton Castle Lakes welcomed a week of cooler temperatures and near constant cloud cover. The visiting numbers rose to 72 as anglers took advantage of the improved conditions and better sporting action to fish the lakes.
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: email@example.com