Month: November 2016

Grayling Day a Great Success.


The 1st Willington Angling Club Grayling Day took place yesterday ( November 20th 2016) and a great day was had by all.

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A good turn out with rods from the club and the Grayling Society who enjoyed hot drinks, soup and pies to ward of the November chill. The river was running a little high with some colour, the weather was very much a challenge, cold and windy but the hot drinks helped massively.

Many rods chose to fish nymphs hard to the bottom, trotted worm also proved successful.

So, conditions were far from perfect but anglers caught plenty of Grayling ( a few trout gate crashed the party too)all

enjoying the benefits of their effort. All fish were safely returned, one rod had 21 fish and duly won the prize of a Rio Euro Nymph fly line so kindly donated Anglers Lodge at Jubilee Lakes.

We hope to repeat the day annually and that the Grayling Society will help the club to monitor the health of our Grayling population in years to come.

Visiting Anglers took away membership application forms which must be the best recommendation we could ask for.

Many thanks to all who contributed to a great day. Shaun  the secretary, Debra and Cieran who braved the cold to supply the refreshments; Trevor Conway for the pies and Stuart Wardle and the Grayling Society for their help and advice.



EA Catch Return

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If you’ve not tried it yet, the electronic version from the EA is very quick and easy.

Please remember, your club really values catch return information too. Please let us have your catch returns soon. Thank You

Grayling Day

The Club has arranged a Grayling taster day which will take place on the 20th November 2106 on club waters at Willington.

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 also be 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, also in attendance will be members of the Grayling Society, who will be able to advise members on techniques and tackle to tackle these fantastic fish.
In addition Stuart will have some gear on hand to allow members to get a greater insight into the methods and have a hands on approach to Grayling fishing so please come dressed to fish.

The agenda for the day will be :
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.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.
As a little taster we have also had a Rio Euro Nymph Fly-line donated to the event by Sandra at Jubilee Lakes/ Anglers Lodge, this will either be given as a prize for the largest fish or we could hold a raffle on the day with the line as a prize.
For those of you that are interested in attending if you could let the secretary know at the earliest opportunity to ensure that there are sufficient refreshments available.
As this is an event totally reliant on the river levels, can you please contact Shaun O’Dowdin the event of high water levels for clarification on whether the event is to go ahead.