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 four main trout fisheries, Farletonview, 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 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 administration enquires please contact the Association Officer Joanne Atkinson:

07488534113 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) Or on lakedistrictfishing@gmail.com

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

For any emergencies regarding the fisheries or to report any poaching or rule breaking, please contact our bailiff Jim Duncan:

07434 674952

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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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    Coarse Membership

    If you wish to take out Coarse membership, please email lakedistrictdishing@gmail.com with your name, address, phone number and an application form and joining instructions will be emailed to you.

    Full Membership applications have been suspended, a waiting list is now in operation.

    If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email lakedistrictfishing@gmail.com with your name, address, phone number and email address.

    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 Full membership are normally limited and new members are advised to join as early in the year as possible.

    (2020 fees below – which include the £30.00 joining fee where applicable)

    Full Membership Covers all the clubs game and coarse waters (£185.00)

    Coarse Membership Covers all the coarse waters. (£110.00)

    Youth Membership For 16 & 17 year old in full time education,  Covers all waters. (£40.00)

    Junior Membership For youngsters 8 -15 yrs,  Covers all waters  (£20.00)



    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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