Ghyll Head

Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Association (WADAA Ltd)

Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Association (WADAA Ltd) is the largest angling club in Cumbria offering a wide variety of waters and facilities to both members and visitors alike.

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Venue Status

Game

Ghyll Head
High Newton
High Fairbanks
Farletonview
Bigland
Capernwray
Hall More

Coarse

Ratherheath
Atkinson's
Castlehead
15/07/2024 - Closed due to low oxygen levels. Please do not visit the fishery until this shows 'Green'. Members will be emailed notifying any change.
Skelsmergh
Hall More
Cleabarrow
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At WADAA there is superb fishing for the fly angler on our trout fisheries, Bigland, Capernwray, Farletonview, Ghyll Head, Hall More and High Newton. These waters are well stocked throughout the season and offer consistent year-round sport. In addition, the club offers top-quality still water fishing on a more natural water at High Fairbanks that will appeal to members looking for quieter venues.

Coarse anglers too are well catered for with some excellent fishing. The club stocks and manages four small tarns, Castlehead, Cleabarrow, Hall More, and Ratherheath which hold some sizeable carp together with big tench, bream, roach, perch, rudd, and eels. From 2022 we now offer fishing on a new very special water Skelsmergh. From Easter 2023 we will have the addition of Atkinson’s Tarn. Pike fishing is also high on our members’ agenda with pike in excess of twenty pounds regularly taken from Grasmere and Rydal water.

The club welcomes younger anglers.  Further information on all our fisheries, facilities, day tickets, and membership can be found on this website but if you need any help at all please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For all enquires please contact the Administration Officer Joanne Atkinson lakedistrictfishing@gmail.com

We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Coarse Fishing

Ratherheath

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Game Fishing

High Fairbanks

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Day Tickets

Fancy a one-off trip to one of our waters? We offer day tickets on the following waters:

Please find below the prices for 2023.

Game waters:

  • Bigland (Otter Tarn) – £30 (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £22 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £6 (Under 16 years)
  • Ghyll Head – £30  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £22 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £6 (Under 16 years)
  • Farletonview – £30  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £22 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £6 (Under 16 years)
  • Hall More Game   – £30  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £22 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £6 (Under 16 years)

Coarse water:

  • Rydal – £13 (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £1 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £3 (Under 16 years)
  • Grasmere – £13  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £11 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £3 (Under 16 years)
  • Ratherheath – £16  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £11 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £4 (Under 16 years)
  • Castlehead – £11  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £8 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £3 (Under 16 years)
  • Atkinson’s Tarn – £13 (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £1 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £3 (Under 16 years)
  • Hall More – £11  (Adult 18 and over), Intermediate £8 (16/17 years old and Blue Badge Holders), and Junior £3 (Under 16 years)

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Want to be a member? Membership is open to anybody, so if you would like to apply to join WADAA then please refer to the membership page.

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News & Events

29 January 2024

Major Improvements to Farletonview Fishery Including Opening Times

As you may be aware over the last couple of months, the club has undertaken a programme of  extensive renovation works at Farletonview and are pleased to confirm that the fishery will re-open on Thursday 1st February at 8 am. We are also very pleased to announce other significant changes to the opening times for Farletonview: […]

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9 June 2023

Quarterly Update – Water Quality Monitoring and Aeration – A History of Progress

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13 December 2022

Angling Times Full Article

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13 December 2022

Angling Times – Angling Club Of The Year 2022

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