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Angling Club – 2017 Membership

Bishop Auckland District Angling Club are now taking memberships for the 2017 season. Would any interested parties please contact the club membership secretary via email on:

Membership fees for the the 2017 season can be found on the ‘Membership’ page on the club’s website:

Grayling season tickets for all BADAC waters valid from November 1st 2016 to March 15th 2017 are available from “Fish Pal” for £35.00. The grayling fishing is fly only, catch and release with barbless hooks.

Witton Castle Lakes report w/e 19th November

After an extremely quiet previous week Witton Castle Lakes welcomed 12 dedicated anglers this last week who braved the cold temperatures to fish the lakes. With the going very hard they saw limited success with bag numbers kept into single figures.

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Witton Castle Lakes report w/e 5th November

The temperatures certainly dropped off towards the end of the week at Witton Castle Lakes making it feel like Winter isn’t too far off. In the last full month of the 2016 season we welcomed 18 dedicated anglers who fished the lakes and enjoyed more success than of late.

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Changes to Rod License Fees

The Environment Agency has announced changes to rod licence fees in 2017 following feedback from anglers across the country.
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The Angling Trust has also made calls to increase funding for fisheries work alongside rod licence fees and reverse current government cut-backs. Read more here: