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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Welcome to the
Windermere, Ambleside & District Angling Association

There is superb fishing for the fly angler on our three main rainbow trout fisheries, Ghyll Head, High Newton and Bigland. These waters are well stocked throughout the season and offer consistent year round sport. In addition the Association offers top quality stillwater fishing on a more natural water that will appeal to members looking for a quieter venues.

Coarse anglers too are well catered for with some excellent fishing. The Association stocks and manages three smaller tarns which hold some sizeable carp together with big tench, bream, roach, perch, rudd and eels. Pike fishing is also high on our members’ agenda with pike in excess of twenty pounds regularly taken from Grasmere.

The Association welcomes younger anglers who can join their own junior section; WADAA Kingfishers. Further information on all our fisheries, facilities, day permits and membership can be found on this website but if you need any help at all please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Coarse Fishing


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Game Fishing

High Newton

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Day Ticket

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

Game waters:

  • Bigland (Otter Tarn) – £24
  • Ghyll Head – £24
  • Farletonview – £24

Coarse water:

  • Rydal – £10
  • Grasmere – £10
  • Ratherheath – £15
  • Castlehead – £8




Club Rules


The Company’s aims and objectives are:-

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Fishery Rules

All persons fishing WADAA controlled fisheries must have in their possession a current membership card, guest permit or day permit. These must be produced on request to any member or authorised person. Any person unable to show proof of membership or entitlement to fish may be requested to leave the fishery and may be subject to further disciplinary or legal action. Membership permits and day permits are not transferable. 


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Buy or Renew your annual Windermere, Ambleside
& District Angling Association Membership

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

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If you are already a member of WADAA Ltd we would be delighted to receive your membership renewal. Please follow the link to do this.

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Our Latest
News & Events

19 January 2020

Farletonview closed for the season!

All anglers please be aware that Farletonview is now closed until 2020! Therefore, there is no access to the lake for any angler or member of the public. We hope that you have enjoyed your sport at this venue in 2019 and we look forward to seeing the sport improve on into 2020.

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19 January 2020

AGM 2019 Notice

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19 January 2020

Out of Office

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19 January 2020

Ratherheath Project Update

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