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.
We have a new name on the Millennium Trophy this year. The competition for Millennium Trophy for Junior members was held on Sunday and our congratulations go to Thomas Johnson for the best fish of the day a 1lb Brown Trout.
Remember the name Thomas is our winner
Here we see Thomas with his winning fish and The Millennium Trophy. Remember the name, we’re sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of Thomas.
This years Junior Competition for the Millennium Trophy will be fished this Sunday (May 19th).
Junior members wishing to take part please meet at the Jubilee Car Park ready for a 2:30 PM start.
The river was recently stocked and promises to be in prime fishing condition, a great day to be had by all.
With effect from today May 1st 2019 we regret that Willington District Angling Club members are no longer able to fish the Ferryham Waters on the Rivers Wear and Browney which we have previously accessed through an agreement with another club. That club has now ended the lease agreement with the riparian owner meaning that we no longer have access.
The club is always interested in new opportunities for our members and would be pleased to hear from members if they become aware of any fishing which may become available.
Our friends at Angler’s Lodge at Jubilee Lakes will be holding an open day next Saturday April 27th
Jim Fearn will be there with a range of Vision rods & Rio lines for both Trout & Salmon fishing.
He’ll be giving casting tips while anglers are trying the rods and he’ll also help anglers to match fly-lines either to new rods or to their own rods if they bring them along.
Need advice – Jim’s the man! It’s this coming Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Just call in. Always a good day and it’s free!
The link here will take you to details of an auction of fishing tackle from Gavin Cleminson.
Gavin was a regular fly fisher who sadly lost his battle with cancer, his daughter is holding a fund raising auction selling off his tackle. The best wishes and condolences of the angling community go out to his family and our hope is the auction will be well supported.
After much huffing and puffing the new bye laws were finally confirmed this February. If you’re not aware please use this link to familiarise yourself with them
Have you renewed yet?
2019 Membership Book
The new trout season is rapidly approaching, rods ready, reels ready, waders leaking ! lines cleaned, tippet, flies, EA licence, MEMBERSHIP.
If you’ve not had chance to renew yet don’t hang about, either use the renewal slip in your 2018 membership book, or go to the membership tab on this site and get your application off to the secretary as son as so that we can get your renewal back to you quickly.
Senior and Junior fees remained unchanged at the AGM for the coming season.
New members may apply using the forms on the membership page.
Send all applications to :
The Treasurer. Mr S O’Dowd at PO Box 126, Spennymoor, DL16 9DL