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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:

Salmon fishing

Sea Trout fishing

Brown Trout fishing

Grayling fishing

Club members have access to fish on 21 milesClub waters include approximately 17 miles on the River Wear and 4 miles on the River Tees. of river.


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: memsec@bishopaucklandanglingclub.org.uk
Membership fees for the the 2017 season can be found on the Membership Page.


Members Area

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.


Cliff Pool

Fantastic Value For Money

Why pay hundreds of pounds for one days salmon fishing on a few miles of river when you can join us and fish over twenty miles of river whenever you choose, for the full season!


22. January 2017
Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 votes)
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Mike Rollinson

Great fishing in the North East!

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.

3 weeks ago

Mike that is brilliant. Let us know about any future exploits.

2 weeks ago
John Strowger
John Strowger

A great opening page to the website.

Instantly engaging and gives links to all of the key information required by club members.

3 weeks ago

Glad you like the new look John.

2 weeks ago
keith robson

Sea Trout fishing on the Wear

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.

2 weeks ago

Good advice Keith. Thanks for the five stars!

2 weeks ago
Ron Wood

Fantastic Fishing!

Fantastic locations, fantastic people, fantastic fishing.

2 weeks ago

That says it all! Thank you.

2 weeks ago
Scott T

Superb 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.

2 weeks ago

Thanks Scott. It’s great to get positive feedback. Please keep us updates with your fishing experiences.

2 weeks ago

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Bishop Auckland and District Angling Club
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