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Address
Bassetts Lookout,
Northside,
Birtley,
Chester Le Street,
County Durham,
DH3 1RF
Telephone
0191 4100449
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The three carp and coarse fishing lakes, extending over more than 8 acres of water, are set in 15 acres of carefully landscaped grounds that form part of a much larger farm. You will experience the quality of sport on offer and the wide range of facilities available in a beautiful setting and yet so close to the A1.

Designed with anglers in mind, islands and underwater features were formed to provide fish-holding areas and the lakes landscaped using thousands of lilies, reeds, aquatic plants to provide fish sanctuaries Wildflowers, trees, hedging and shrubs provide both attractive features and wildlife sanctuaries in this extremely pretty part of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

Great care has also been taken to ensure that the water quality in our fisheries is kept optimum. The intense aquatic planting allows shelter for the fish but these aquatic plants will need time to mature so please take care on the bankside and do not damage them. They are essential for the habitat and aquaculture providing the fish with ample areas of cover, spawning sites and rich feeding. We aim to keep it that way - our policy of safeguarding fish health is your assurance of good sport, no matter what species you catch.

Training is provided by set courses on set days all year. We can also offer one to one tuition. All tuition and courses must be pre-booked for both the novice and experienced angler to help you to get the best out of your visits.

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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
8.7
Fishery Staff 
 
9.3  (3)
Value for Money 
 
9.0  (3)
Fish Levels 
 
9.0  (3)
Surrounding Scenery 
 
8.0  (3)
On-site Facilities 
 
7.3  (3)
Litter Free 
 
9.3  (3)
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I have fished Angel on many occasions and have had some of my best days fishing there. Out of three lakes I prefer Lookout as I fish Match type methods but I have had great days on all the lakes.

Thanks to the rules imposed all of the fish are fighting fit and fin perfect. Also due to the bait and method restrictions actual bait cost can be quite small. Angel feed pellets, some hooker pellets and half a pint of maggots will grab you some top class sport.
Cost wise it may not be the cheapest around but you get what you pay for. I fished Lookout today on a cold April day with strong westerly wind, rain and hail. My actual time in the water was 3 1/2 hours and I easily had 40lb plus made up of carp, skimmers, Ide and tench.
Afternoon tickets are good value turn up half twelve and pay £7start fishing at one and fish till dusk or 7pm. There are also summer evening tickets as well.

My only criticism is it can be a bit bleak and exposed to the elements. But Lookout is designed with 90% of the pegs situated so you have the prevailing westerly wind to your back which is welcome on a day like today.

I have fished many commercial fisheries north of York , although not as idyllic as some fishing is comparable if not better than most.



Overall rating 
 
9.2
Reviewed by Colin Humphrey April 10, 2012

I have fished Angel on many occasions and have had some of my best days fishing there. Out of three lakes I prefer Lookout as I fish Match type methods but I have had great days on all the lakes.

Thanks to the rules imposed all of the fish are fighting fit and fin perfect. Also due to the bait and method restrictions actual bait cost can be quite small. Angel feed pellets, some hooker pellets and half a pint of maggots will grab you some top class sport.
Cost wise it may not be the cheapest around but you get what you pay for. I fished Lookout today on a cold April day with strong westerly wind, rain and hail. My actual time in the water was 3 1/2 hours and I easily had 40lb plus made up of carp, skimmers, Ide and tench.
Afternoon tickets are good value turn up half twelve and pay £7start fishing at one and fish till dusk or 7pm. There are also summer evening tickets as well.

My only criticism is it can be a bit bleak and exposed to the elements. But Lookout is designed with 90% of the pegs situated so you have the prevailing westerly wind to your back which is welcome on a day like today.

I have fished many commercial fisheries north of York , although not as idyllic as some fishing is comparable if not better than most.



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I havnt fished at the angel for a while as i have moved back to nottingham. But when i did fish there it was outstanding,i fished all 3 ov anns lakes and cannot fault them. I even took my soon for his first time an he loved it and caught alot ov diferent types ov fish.Me myself preferred lookout and bowes lake.I was fishing it 2 times a week at 1 point and would ov more if i didnt have 2 use public transport. It could be a bit cheaper tho specially for her regulars costermers. I would advise every angler 2 try and fish there when ever they can. Thats the only thing i miss about living up north. Thankyou very much ann.
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9.2
Reviewed by marc hoyland August 20, 2011

I havnt fished at the angel for a while as i have moved back to nottingham. But when i did fish there it was outstanding,i fished all 3 ov anns lakes and cannot fault them. I even took my soon for his first time an he loved it and caught alot ov diferent types ov fish.Me myself preferred lookout and bowes lake.I was fishing it 2 times a week at 1 point and would ov more if i didnt have 2 use public transport. It could be a bit cheaper tho specially for her regulars costermers. I would advise every angler 2 try and fish there when ever they can. Thats the only thing i miss about living up north. Thankyou very much ann.

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Had a few hours on here the other day. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I caught a few fish which I was happy with.

I'll go back again
Overall rating 
 
7.7
Reviewed by SteveO February 19, 2011

Had a few hours on here the other day. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I caught a few fish which I was happy with.

I'll go back again

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