The Lady of The Stream smiles on us.

Frost was in the air and the sky was clear and blue as anglers arrived for our 2nd Grayling Day.

The Lady of the Stream did not disappoint with in excess of 100 Grayling being caught. More details with pictures will appear here soon.

In the meantime our thanks go out to Stuart Wardle and the Grayling Society for helping us put together such a successful event, all the more enjoyable thanks to the work of Deborah and Ciaran with the hot drinks and refreshments.

Our thanks to everyone who contributed and fished on the day.

A superb day, here’s to next year.

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Dead Fish

The EA are anxious to examine dead or dying salmon and sea trout, particularly those showing signs of fungus growth. If you see a dying or recently dead fish (circa 24hrs) then please let the club know, we will pass the information on.

When replying please state EXACTLY where on the Wear the fish is. The EA will then come out to collect.

Willington One Stop Shop

If you need it, as an angler, we hope to provide it in one convenient place.

Down the side of this page we include links to a number of sites we believe will be of interest to anglers including EA sites for river levels, licences, keeping up to date with byelaws and catch returns. We have upstream fish counts for the River Wear and the weather forecast. Find fishing tackle and supplies  from Angler’s Lodge where Willington members can enjoy a 5% discount.

Right now your EA catch returns need to be completed and returned you can do that from this page. We also try to supply as much club information as we can, just use the tabs at the top to find maps, membership information, safety and fishing stuff.

If there is more that you think we could include please let us know. 

Also, if you’re hearing daft gossip on the river bank, this is the place to come for the facts. If its true, if its happening we will post it here.

You can save this site to your phones and devices, just like an app. Have it handy at the touch of a screen and by simply following the site get e-mail notifications of any updates or new posts.

So, why not save it to your screens and choose to follow us now?

 

 

Grayling day

A quick reminder from our secretary that we have decided to hold a repeat of this event following last years success. The plan is to hold this years event on the 19th November 2107.

Please register your interest early.

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.
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 reliant on the river levels, please contact me or watch the clubs website in the event of high water levels for clarification on whether the event is to go ahead

Clarification of Lease

Members may have been told that the waters above the Pay Bridge are now leased by a syndicate. For clarification: the riparian owner has at no time contacted the club to terminate our lease, messages have been mistakenly passed by others.

The club, in order to clarify the situation has contacted the riparian owner who has confirmed that the club’s members are able to fish these waters in line with our lease.

Please remember, if and when anything changes in relation to any of your fishing on Willington waters the club will notify members directly.

Grayling Day

A quick reminder from our secretary that we have decided to hold a repeat of this event following last years success. The plan is to hold this years event on the 19th November 2107.

Please register your interest early.

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.
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 reliant on the river levels, please contact me or watch the clubs website in the event of high water levels for clarification on whether the event is to go ahead

Last Day & Catch Returns

We’re down to the last day of the Salmon Season. Please remember it is compulsory to send a catch return to the EA. As usual we have a convenient link at the side of the page for you.

The club would also benefit from those catch returns, a form is provided on this site but if nothing else a copy of your EA return would be very much appreciated.

We hope you have enjoyed a great season, whether fishing for Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon or Grayling. There have been many reports of excellent fish with some back-end rods reporting their best ever catches including a high number of bigger fish being reported.

Grayling fishing goes on through the winter, we have the club’s 2nd Grayling Day coming up on November 19th, so if you want to fish or just come along for tips from experienced Grayling Anglers, including those from the Grayling Society make a date now.

Club members are able to fish right through until March 15th with a new Winter Grayling Permit now available for new members, priced at just £25.

In the meantime … don’t forget to send off that catch return.