Witton Castle Lake

Despite cold and wet fishing conditions Witton Castle Lakes has continued to fish well with 45 anglers catching 236 fish this week.

Best fish have been a fish estimated at 12lb caught by Mr George Oliver of Durham on a small pheasant tail nymph and a 9lb fish caught by Mr A Brough of Bishop Auckland on a damsel nymph.

Top rods this week have been regulars Ryan Mathews and John F Walker both returning  15 fish each on damsels, bloodworms and humungus. Father and son team Brian and Marcus Wood had 26 fish between them on buzzers and pink bloodworms.

Best flies have been pink, red and yellow bloodworms, wicked whites and wicked reds, black buzzers, olive damsels and zonkers.

Best tacticts have included slowly retrieved buzzers and lures either pulled fast or a quick figure of eight retrieve on floating or slow intermediate lines.

Under 17 Club day Sunday 24th March, the day will consist of tuition and fishing with fellow junior club members and starts at 9.30 until 4.00pm, Cost £5.00. Please contact Cliff Johnston on 01388 605340 to book a place

Salmon Workshop: Anglers wishing to try salmon fishing or improve their techniques, AAPGAI Master Paul Little will be holding monthly taster classes at the lakes starting Sunday 24th March from 1-4pm, cost £15.00. To book a place please contact Paul Little on 07885 465704

Ladies Day Sunday 24th March 10.00am until 4.00pm. Meet fellow female anglers and enjoy a days fishing, everyone welcome from from beginners to advanced. Tuition and equipment is available. For more information and to book a place contact Anne Woodcock on 07540 834852

Many thanks to Geoff Wharton for the weekly report. If you would like more information about the lakes please telephone Brian or John on 01388 488691 or visit the lakes website at www.wittoncastlelakes.com

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