Welcome to Bishop Auckland and District Angling Club ( BADAC ), one of the best angling clubs in the North East of England.
The club has nearly 200 members who enjoy fishing on two premier rivers, The Tees and The Wear. In addition to local people our membership includes anglers from London, The Midlands and Wales. We have a few overseas members too. Some visiting anglers have traveled from Germany and China.
Club waters provide excellent opportunities for:
New members can expect a friendly reception plus help and advice from existing members many of whom are extremely knowledgeable and experienced anglers. Visitors are also welcome to fish BADAC waters on a day ticket.
Renew your membership
Don’t forget to renew your membership for the 2017. Contact Keith Robson, the club membership secretary via Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMembership fees for the the 2017 season can be found on the Membership Page.
Use your membership card to save money on angling supplies. Go to the Members Area for details of participating suppliers.
Club members can go to the Members Area to:
- View the directory
- Post articles, stories, images to the web site
- View web stats
- Read the minutes of meetings
- Read notices from the secretary
Go to the Members Area now.
Fantastic Value For Money
Got to say I’ve only just finished my first full season in the club and I’ve already managed to catch my first (and second!) fly caught salmon – on the Tees no less! – and 4 sea trout on the Wear. If I’d managed to land everything I’d of hooked this year on the Wear I’d be well in to double figures. No wonder the Wear has the best reputation for sea trout in England!! Can’t wait for it all to start again.
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Do not just sit at home waiting for a good spate to encourage the salmon to run. From mid June sea trout have usually arrived in the pools and good sport can be had if you are prepared to fish during the the hours of darkness. The E.A. rated, by numbers of sea trout running, that the Wear was best sea trout river in England.
Fantastic locations, fantastic people, fantastic fishing.
I’ve been a member for a few years now and have found the club to be very well run. The members are friendly and willing to pass on their expertise, especially to those who are new to the sport or want to catch their first sea trout or salmon. The river beats are easy to access and of course the fishing is good, whether your interest is in Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout or Grayling fishing. The flexibility of having access to both the Wear and Tees means that it’s nearly always possible to fish as the conditions dictate. Definitely a club worth joining.
A great club that gives the ordinary man access to some of the best Sea-trout and Salmon fishing in England for a modest cost.I’ve never met another member on the river that is not friendly or willing to help.
I have fished the Tees for nearly ten years and I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to do so. It really has everything, extreme beauty, incredible natural history, unique geology, flora and vegitation, together with wonderful ornithology. And there’s the fishing too! I cannot recall one week in 2016 when the Tees did not have good water flow, My catch return was excellent, 97 fish in total, including 3 salmon and 17 grayling. I also had the good fortune to help 5 other members net their salmon catches. It just could not be better and you meet lovely people too. The beat fishes all year round so you can have joy and serenity at all times. Hope to see you soon, but please remember felt soles with studs and the wading stick!
l also had 5 lovely trout from the Nature reserve beat on my one visit to the Wear. All the fish were caught on fly and all were returned, they just waiting for someone to catch them again.