High Newton

Our Fisheries

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. If you are interested in knowing more about our fisheries, then follow this link. 


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Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Association (WADAA Ltd)

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 the 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 Association Officer Joanne Atkinson lakedistrictfishing@gmail.com

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

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Questions about WADAA and our membership

If you have any enquiries regarding the fishing that WADAA Ltd offers please complete the enquiry form or contact 07488534113 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) Or on lakedistrictfishing@gmail.com

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    How to find us

    We have several fisheries dotted all over the Lake District. For more detailed information please visit the fisheries page to give you directions and parking arrangements to all of our waters.

    For the full interactive map please follow this link INTERACTIVE MAP

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    Membership of WADAA

    From 2022, we introduced three types of Membership:

    Full – Access to all our Game & Coarse Waters

    Game – Access to all of our Game Waters

    Coarse – Access to all of our Coarse Waters

    For each type of Membership, there are three categories:

    Adult (18 years and over)

    Intermediate (16 or 17 years or Blue Badge Holders)

    Junior (Under 16 years)

    The details for membership are as follows:

    Membership is open to everyone and runs from January to December each year. There are no part-year memberships or reductions for joining later in the year. Places for all Adult and Intermediate membership are normally limited and new members are advised to join the waiting list as early in the year as possible.

    Renewals for current members are now available, please remember to renew before midnight on 31st January, or your membership will lapse.

    As we have a waiting list in place, you will then need to complete the application to be added to the waiting list at the end of this page.  You will then be contacted when we have a place to offer you and you will need to pay the joining fee of £35*, as your membership was not continuous.

    Invitations to join will be sent out by early January to those people on the waiting list whom we have places to offer and must be received prior to the date on the email sent.

    All Members must be in possession of your 2023 Membership permit prior to fishing.

    For full rules regarding membership and subscriptions please follow this link: Membership and Subscription Rules of WADAA Ltd


    Adult:   (Over 18 yrs)    Price £210      Join: plus £35 Joining fee   Renewals: NIL joining fee

    Intermediate:  (Blue Badge holders or 16/17 yrs of age)   Price: £160   Join: plus £35 Joining fee  Renewals NIL joining fee

    Junior:  (Under 16 yrs)      Price: £35    Join: NIL joining fee   Renewals: NIL joining fee


    Adult:   (Over 18 yrs)    Price £174     Join: plus £35 Joining fee    Renewals: NIL joining fee

    Intermediate: (Blue Badge holders or 16/17 yrs of age)    Price: £128    Join: plus £35 Joining fee       Renewals:  NIL joining fee

    Junior: (Under 16 yrs)   Price: £30         Join: Nil joining fee     Renewals:  NIL joining fee


    Adult:  (Over 18 yrs)      Price £110   Join: plus £35 Joining fee    Renewals: NIL joining fee

    Intermediate:  (Blue Badge holders or 16/17 yrs of age)    Price: £77      Join: plus £35 Joining fee         Renewals: NIL joining fee

    Junior:  (Under 16 yrs)   Price: £20            Join: NIL joining fee           Renewals: NIL joining fee




    For more information on the range of memberships on offer then follow this link.

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    Coarse Fisheries

    WADAA controls a range of coarse fisheries ranging in size and atmosphere. Each fishery has its own identity weather that be a high density small fish water, natural water or specimen water.  For more information please follow the link below.

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    Club Rules

    To view the full club rules please follow this link.

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    Day Tickets

    Day tickets are available for a number of trout and coarse waters. Tickets can either be purchased online or from a number of agents in South Cumbria (listed below). One junior under 16 may fish for free with an adult day ticket holder. (If you have two juniors you will need to buy a second ticket.)

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