Fishermen’s Friends

The Angler’s Lodge at Jubilee Lakes is undoubtedly the friend of fishermen and women all year round and remains so even during these strange times.

The shop may not be open for business just now, for obvious reasons but on-line orders are still being despatched. Use the link at the side of the page to go onto the excellent site and top up now on all those essentials and so much more.

Anglers Lodge still dispatching (2)

A Bargain on the Wear

You may have seen in the February edition of Trout and Salmon that the club enjoyed a very complimentary review by Don Stazicker. 

Exciting Salmon, trout and Sea-trout sport for £75 a year.

and let’s not forget the Grayling.

If you’ve not seen it The February edition of Trout and Salmon is well worth a read and as it says

“if you assume something good must be expensive you can easily miss out on a bargain and the Willington and District Angling Club water on the Wear  is certainly a real bargain.

We’re delighted that Don enjoyed his visit, you have the chance to do the same.

New Memberships are available now, please go to the membership tab on this site for all the information you need to take advantage of this fantastic water.

Existing members need no introduction, please remember we are taking renewals now.

Membership Rates 2020/21

Full Membership Senior : £75         Senior Pond Only : £30       Honoury Member : £35  New Member joining fee : £10        Late Renewal : £5                 SAE or P&P £1.50

Juniors Under 16 years of age on  March 22nd 2020:  FREE however they must be registered as a member and accompanied by an adult.

Junior members aged 16 to 18 on March 22nd 2020 : £20

Members from 2019/2020 season please complete the renewal slip, new members or returning members please use the full application

Applications may be sent by e-mail to the secretary at:  wdacsec@gmail.com or by post to

The Secretary, Willington & District Angling Club. PO Box 126, Spennymoor. DL16 9DL

Payment: 

For postal applications please make cheques payable to Willington and District Angling Club. and include an 8″ x 6″ SAE.

Payment by Bank Transfer is now available, remember to include £1.50 to cover package and posting, payments may be made using :

ACCOUNT NUMBER 43427390   WITH    SORT CODE 20-83-73

Your membership will be processed and posted once payment is confirmed. to ensure prompt turnaround existing members please include the reference :

WADAC + SURNAME + 2019 MEMBERSHIP NUMBER  for example WADACSMITH41

New applications please use reference WADACSURNAMENEW.

Failure to include a reference could result in delayed processing of applications while payments are confirmed which in turn may affect the time from which you are able to fish.

Please remember to include £1.50 P&P in lieu of an SAE. and always remember :

“A poor day fishing  always beats a great day working”

Tight Lines

Farewell Winter Grayling Season

As the Grayling season comes to an end we hope you enjoyed some good sport, in spite of the river conditions.

It would be great to hear of your notable catches and any pictures would be very welcome, monitoring the wealth of Grayling stocks is always very important to the club.

We soon move on into the Trout Season, the weather will hopefully relent, river levels stabilise and the trout will be happy to keep anglers busy.

If you’ve not yet renewed your membership, or  maybe you would like to join please remember you are now able to pay quickly and easily though on-line banking. Quick and easy.

EA Grayling Week

News for anglers about the Environment Agency Grayling Week.

“ We’ve set aside w/c 9th March as Grayling Week and are asking clubs to get as many people grayling fishing that week, culminating in a “Grayling Day” on Saturday 14th March, where we hope to get as many anglers out as possible.

All very much subject to this poor weather we’re having, hence advocating the entire week in the hope that even if Saturday is scuppered we might have had some data collected that week.

Individual clubs will decide methods applicable with their rules.

Anglers should fish from any time they wish to start on the Saturday, ending at 4pm and all anglers participating are invited to meet in the Daleside Arms pub at Croxdale from 4:30pm on the Saturday afternoon to discuss results and the event.

Please let us know who is attending so we can prepare the pub regarding numbers.

All anglers please record the catch data in the same way so we can analyse and compare easily.” Please use the link below for this

https://ux.btmail.bt.com/cp/index-rui.jsp?v=2.10.3#

 

Membership Renewals 2020/21

We are please to provide details of prices and how to renew your membership for the forthcoming season. If you don’t have them already membership renewal letters will be landing on doorsteps very soon.

It was agreed at the AGM that membership fees will remain unchanged this year except for:

  • Juniors under the age of 16 on March 22nd 2020 will be free but must be registered as members to fish club waters and accompanied by an adult.
  • Honourary memberships will rise in line with previously agreed structure by £5 to £35, this will continue until Honourary Memberships reach HALF of senior fees.

Membership Rates 2020/21

Full Membership Senior : £75         Senior Pond Only : £30       Honoury Member : £35  New Member joining fee : £10        Late Renewal : £5                 SAE or P&P £1.50

Juniors Under 16 years of age on  March 22nd 2020:  FREE however they must be registered as a member and accompanied by an adult.

Junior members aged 16 to 18 on March 22nd 2020 : £20

Members from 2019/2020 season please complete the renewal slip, new members or returning members please use the full application

Applications may be sent by e-mail to the secretary at:  wdacsec@gmail.com or by post to

The Secretary, Willington & District Angling Club. PO Box 126, Spennymoor. DL16 9DL

Payment: 

For postal applications please make cheques payable to Willington and District Angling Club. and include an 8″ x 6″ SAE.

Payment by Bank Transfer is now available, remember to include £1.50 to cover package and posting, payments may be made using :

ACCOUNT NUMBER 43427390   WITH    SORT CODE 20-83-73

Your membership will be processed and posted once payment is confirmed. to ensure prompt turnaround existing members please include the reference :

WADAC + SURNAME + 2019 MEMBERSHIP NUMBER  for example WADACSMITH41

New applications please use reference WADACSURNAMENEW.

Failure to include a reference could result in delayed processing of applications while payments are confirmed which in turn may affect the time from which you are able to fish.

Please remember to include £1.50 P&P in lieu of an SAE.

Fees for RENEWALS ONLY will be collected at Willington Cricket Club on the evening of Tuesday March 10th between 7:15 and 9:30pm. Please note, new memberships are not being processed on the night.

All renewals need to be accompanied by the Renewal page from your membership book or a renewal slip available on the membership pages of this site.

Looking forward to another great season, a wise man once said, “A poor day always fishing  beats a great day working”

Tight Lines

 

and the winners is

Congratulations to the winners of the Club’s annual trophies which were presented at the AGM last night.

Well done to Dave Wainwright who collected both the T.O. Mounter and Sons Cup for the Largest Migratory Fish ( 13lb 8 oz Salmon) by a senior member and the T.O. Mounter Memorial Trophy for the First Salmon (8lb) caught by a senior member.

Congratulations to Dave Chadwick  who picked up the JT Bell Memorial Cup for the First Sea Trout  by a Senior Member a fish of 6lb.

The Dr. Crichton Cup for the Largest Brown Trout by a Senior Member is now pride of place on the mantel piece of Ian White for a 1lb 2oz fish.

Ian also took away the Dr Chesters Senior Trophy , generously sponsored by Anglers Lodge at Jubilee Lakes with £200 of vouchers. Our thanks once again to Anglers Lodge and congratulations to Ian White who now has two trophies above the fire place.

The KD Johnson Challenge Trophy fished at Tunstall Reservoir was won by Norman Fletcher with a Rainbow Trout of 2lb 8oz.

The next rising star from the Johnson family is Thomas Johnson who won both the Millennium Trophy Junior Competition and the Dr. O’Grady Trophy for the Largest Brown Trout by a Junior Member with a fish of 1lb.

The Challenge Cup for the Largest Migratory Fish by a Junior Member received no entries.

Congratulations to all our winners.