WelcomeAngler holding Sea Trout

Welcome to Bishop Auckland and District Angling Club ( BADAC ), one of the best angling clubs in the North East of England.

The club has 150 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.



AGM 2017

The AGM will be held on Thursday 30th November commencing 7.30pm:

Venue: Willington Cricket Club, 1 Manor Rd, Willington, Crook DL15 0QX

Doors open 7 pm. No entry after 7.30 pm


Supplier Discounts

Use your membership card to save money on angling supplies. Go to the Members Area for details of participating suppliers.


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.


Lower Eggleston Beat
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!


19. November 2017


  1. 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.

    1. BADAC

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


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

    1. BADAC

      Glad you like the new look John.


  3. 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.

    1. BADAC

      Good advice Keith. Thanks for the five stars!


  4. Fantastic locations, fantastic people, fantastic fishing.


  5. 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.

    1. BADAC

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


  6. 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.

    1. BADAC

      Thank you for your review. Glad you are enjoying the fishing.


  7. 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 five 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.

    1. BADAC

      Thanks for the review Bob. The Tees is a fantastic river.


  8. Someone lost a small box of dry flies at eggleston,, contact 01388832145


  9. Having trouble with lock on gate at Eggleston? Please read and follow the instructions I staples to each side of the gate i.e. set the tumblers to the correct code then push the “U” shaped shackle into the lock then let go and shackle springs open. For extra security when lock is closed the tumblers must be jumbled from the code then shackle closed.


  10. I have been really impressed by Scott’s Wear Fly Survey reports. It was a part of trout fly fishing that myself and three friends were keen on in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I was then motivated again after seeing the first video featuring Oliver Edwards fishing with Czech Nymphs.


    1. Thanks for that Keith. I just need to tie up some nymphs to match!


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