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Old 25-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
Witton Castle Lakes, Durham
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Witton Castle Lakes Fishing Reports 2012


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Any one fished it this week I'm going on Sunday with two mates.
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Didn't get then but we are going this Sunday any advice welcome and reports from the opening day 2012
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Default Fishing Report Witton Castle Lakes 20th March 2012

Fishing Report From: Anne Woodcock Witton Castle Lakes, Durham

20th March 2012

Another good week of weather and fishing at Witton Castle Lakes, with 74 anglers and a total catch of 400 fish, averaging a visit of 5.4 fish per angler.

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Saturday produced a good turn-out with some highlights for the season so far; Junior angler Connor Metcalf caught a beautiful 9lb fish using an Olive Dancer on the South lake (picture enclosed), followed by Brian Conway's 9lb fish also caught on the South lake using a self tied 'magical ball of fluff'! Well done to both.

The bait lake enjoyed some wonderful sport during the weekend, introducing juniors to the sport. Three boys from the Ames and York family all caught their first fish (photograph enclosed). The boys will be returning as they are now hooked on fishing.

The clubs ladies turned out in force during the weekend. Mrs. Cartmail joined her husband for the first visit of the season and shared their 15 fish catch.

Since the start of the season the club has introduced customer feedback sheets.

Thank you to all of our customers for their feedback.

"A fantastic day and my best fishing of the season so far", "wonderful lakes and great healthy fish". Mr Jameson, Bishop Auckland.

The top four flies this week are; Olive Dancers, Red Bloodworms, Black Buzzers and CDC's.

The tagged fish still remains uncaught and the prize total now stands at £150.00.

We have had requests to provide food on weekends, so from the 24th March and continuing throughout the season we will be providing a varied menu of hot, cold snacks and meals. The Stevenson family at Bradley Burn Farm Shop, Wolsingham are providing the catering and will highlight some of the regions best sourced local food and ingredients.

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Default Fishing Report Witton Castle Lakes 27th March 2012

Summer sun and happy anglers

Another good week at Witton Castle lakes with 130 anglers and a total catch of 650 fish, averaging a visit of 5 fish per angler.

Anglers have had some great sport from hard fighting fish with bags of 10 fish enjoyed by many. Joe Lindsay landed a nice 9lb rainbow and Mr. Hibband changed his tactics at the end of a sunny day to dry fly, to be rewarded with a beautiful 10lb brown trout to the net, (returned safely back to the lake).

The bait lake, popular with families have welcomed more junior anglers to the sport this week. Well done to Luke & Jody Reno who both caught there first rainbow trout at the lakes weighing in at 2lb (photo enclosed). We look forward to seeing the Reno family soon.

Weardale Angling Club held a competition on the lakes, Sunday, with some great sport including a 5 1/2lb rainbow for club member Christopher Bramfits. Ian Thornberry said 'the club were impressed with the improvements to the lakes and the quality of the fish caught'.

The top four flies this week are; Olive Dancers, Dawsons Olive, Black Buzzers and CDC's.

The tagged fish still remains uncaught and the total now stands at £150.00.

Launched during the weekend to positive feedback from visiting anglers, hot and cold food. The Stevenson family at Bradley Burn Farm Shop, Wolsingham are providing the catering and will be highlighing some of the regions best sourced local food and ingredients.

During the next few days a new website for Witton Castle Lakes will be launched, with information such as water temperature, daily catches and the ability to register for the latest news from the lakes via email.
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Default Fishing Report Witton Castle Lakes 22nd April 2012

Catch rates increase for anglers

Despite the unsettled forecast and challenging conditions for the 86 visiting anglers, average catch rates increased this week to 5.5 fish per angler.

South Lake has continued to fish well. Mr John Stewart using a Hares Ear landed a 13lb rainbow, Mr Paul King a 9.5lb and Jack Pollard a 8lb rainbow on the junior training day. Mr Ron Hutton from Newton Aycliffe bagged his 15 fish limit from the lake in record time.

Bishop Auckland and District Angling Club held their first junior event at the lakes on Saturday. Club junior coach Mr Cliff Johnston, ran sessions on casting, line presentation skills and fly choice. The juniors finished the day fishing the lakes, and all caught fish (image enclosed Jack Pollard 8lb rainbow). Next club event will be on Saturday 19th May with AAPGAI Master Mr Paul Little and Club Chairman Mr Len Hird running the sessions.

Spring Fishing competiton was held on Sunday. The competition took place on the West Lake and was won by Mr Glen Appleby who caught 20 fish; 2nd place Mr Dean Appleby, 3rd place Mr Trevor Wadds, 4th place Mr Peter Appleby. Thank you to sponsors Anglers Lodge, Ultimate Tackle and Bishop Auckland & District Angling Club.

The top four performing flies this week are: Buzzers Black & Olive, Black & Olive CDC's and tiny Black Spider patterns sized from 28' to 32'


The tagged fish still remains uncaught and the prize total stands at £175

The lake has a new website and can be visited at Witton Castle Lakes

Fishery officers John and Stewart can be contacted on the following 01388 488691
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Default Witton Castle Lakes, Durham - Introducing "Super Sunday"

Witton Castle Lakes welcomed 48 anglers who enjoyed some challenging sport on the fly with a rod average of 3. Commencing Sunday 26th August anglers can purchase a day ticket for £20 (take 2 fish) and catch and release for £10, we hope 'Super Sunday' will attract more anglers wishing to try the excellent fishing the lake has to offer.

Fishery officer John Renshaw reports: ‘The poor weather conditions have reduced the fly hatches but fish have been willing to rise to the dry fly or buzzers just under the surface. Witton regulars Mr Madison had 9 fish on wicked white buzzer and olive damsel at the same time Mr Wharton brought 9 to the net on black shuttlecock buzzers. There will also be a daily weed cut this week.

Must-have flies in your box this week: , CDC's, olive damsel, daddies, hare's ear, red holo dial bach and flash back pheasant tail. Best method used floating line, long leader with a buzzer on the dropper.

Junior Head Coach Cliff Johnston reports: 'As well as the activities of the day-ticket anglers there was other interesting activities. Saturday, a National Go Fishing Month event organised by Witton Ladies & Witton Juniors attracted 12 beginners to the sport. Tuition from AAPGAI Master Paul Little, including regular coaches equipped the beginners with the necessary skills to have a days fishing with success. Junior Rowan Hilary (6) led the way catching 2 rainbows, his dad has called saying 'he has not stopped talking about going fishing again'. (image attached)

The tagged fish still remains elusive and the prize total stands at £210, for the lucky angler who slips his net underneath it.

Anglers can purchase day tickets for Bishop Auckland and District Angling club water on the River Wear from the fishery officers. Day tickets for July & August £30. Day tickets for September & October £40.

Fishery officer John Renshaw Tel: 01388 488691
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Default Re: Witton Castle Lakes, Durham

if you were fortunate to be up there today was some great sport to be had on small dry flies they were wacking them off the top alday long
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Angry Re: Witton Castle Lakes, Durham

I would advise checking the evening closing time before going here.
the fishery closed at 5.00pm last night[17/06/14].having spent £25 on a so-called day-ticket, I was left with the feeling that I had been ripped off.
we travelled 75 miles to get there, from Harrogate. we will never go to this water again
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