A quick reminder of what’s happening this Sunday.
November 11th 2018 is the date for our 3rd Willington Angling Club Grayling Day. Arrangements will be similar to 2017 and anglers are asked to register their interest early, we expect another very popular event.
Please register your interest early.
Grayling catches improving all the time
The idea behind the day is to get anglers interested in Grayling Fishing and to try and determine the levels of grayling present in our waters.
The event will again attended by Stuart Wardle who is a an England International Fly angler and Guide as well as the Regional secretary for the Grayling Society and has a wealth of knowledge in relation to this beautiful fish and the techniques required, as well as members of the Grayling Society, who will be able to advise members on techniques and tackle to tackle these fantastic fish.
The agenda for the day will be as follows :
Please meet at Jubilee Bridge carpark Grid Reference NZ 20859 34407,
Nearest postcode DL15 0DJ
for approximately 10am
with a view to commence fishing from 11am
Stuart and the members of the grayling Society will be on hand to answer any questions relating to tackle and techniques. We are also aiming to have tea and coffee available for those that attend and everything to plan there will be soup available. An additional feature will see fly tying materials, capes, feathers etc. on sale from a young enthusiast as part of a college project.
The day is aimed at all angling abilities with enjoyment the key aim. For those anglers that want to fish we will be aiming to collect some data in relation to fish sizes, numbers and spread so the completion of a catch return is essential and these will be handed out on the day of the event.
This is an open event and any member wishing to bring a guest on the day may do so all that is needed is for all participants to register an interest at the earliest opportunity so I can ensure that there is sufficient refreshments available and if necessary allocate anglers to particular sections of the river or team them up with more experienced Grayling anglers if required.
The event totally dependant upon the river levels, please contact the secretary or watch the clubs website in the event of high water levels for clarification on whether the event is to go ahead. A provisional back up day is planned for November 25th in the event of the river not being fishable.
The AGM took place as scheduled on Tuesday February 5th 2019 at Willington Cricket Club. Thanks go out to all who attended.
Fees remain unchanged for the coming season except that Honourary Memberships rise to £25 in line with the decision taken at the previous AGM.
Fee collection will take place at Willington Cricket Club on March 5th 2019 between 7:15 pm and 9:30pm, or by post to the secretary, addressed to Shaun O’Dowd. 2, MacMillan Drive, Crook. Please don’t forget to enclose your payment.
Members who are renewing from the current 2018/19 season should use the renewal slip, new members and former members are asked to complete the membership application form. xlxs and pdf versions are available from the membership section of this site at all times and included here for your convenience.
WADCA membership application-2019 20 xlsx
WADAC-membership application -2019 20 pdf
WADAC -membership application -2019 20 JUNIOR xlsx
WADAC-membership-2019 20 JUNIOR pdf
WADAC Renewal Slip 2019 20 xlsx
WADAC Renewal Slip 2019 20 pdf
The Annual General meeting of Willington & District Angling Club takes place on the Tuesday 5th February 2019 at Willington Cricket Club commencing at 7:30pm.
Set your reminder now.
Sunday December 2nd sees Tunstall Fly Fishers hosting the Fur and Feathers Fly Fishing Competition in aid of the Solan Conor Fawcett Family Trust. Fished between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
Entry fee is £5 and a prize, with all money raised going to the charity.
Anglers are required to bring along a prize, for example a bottle of wine, box of biscuits or the like. These will be the prizes to be fished for.
The winner will be the heaviest bag (no bag limit) on the day and will choose first from the prizes available.
There is no need to register, just turn up on the day with a prize and a fiver, support a great charity and enjoy a great days fishing.
Great news, tomorrow’s Grayling Day is going ahead.
All arrangements remain exactly as before, have a great day.
We apologise for the late notice but it has been necessary to postpone the Grayling Day arranged for tomorrow, November 11th.
River conditions have deteriorated following recent heavy rain with high levels and coloured water. In the interests of safety and good fishing the decision has made to re-arrange the event for November 25th.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Angling Trust along with University College London are undertaking a survey looking into Angling and Invasive species.
The aim of the survey is to understand where anglers are travelling in the UK and abroad, and current levels of awareness of invasive species. The findings will then be used to provide better advice on what you can do to stop them from being introduced into our waters.
The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at
More information about invasive species and the Angling Trust’s work in this area can be found through the link below.