Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:56

Witton Castle Lakes | fishery and catch report w/e 25th March 2012


Summer sun and happy anglers

Witton Castle lakesAnother 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.

Fishery officers John and Stewart can be contacted on the following 01388 488691

More images from the week can be found on the Facebook page.

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