Get Active / Sport & Physical Activity



Angling is a fantastic way to keep active and healthy. The following sessions are available to take part in at Angel of the North Fishing Lakes, Bassets Lookout, Birtley DH3 1RF. 

Angling Coaching Sessions


Saturday 09.00 - 12.00 £15 for 3 hours 

Coaching sessions open to individuals and family groups. Sessions must be booked two weeks in advance. All equipment for the above session is supplied including bait, ticket to water, rod licence and angling coaches. Suitable for ages 4+
To book contact Ann Adlington on 0191 410 0449 or email

Angling News

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Posted on: 20 Feb 2015 - 09:10 by Jason Lee

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Posted on: 15 Oct 2014 - 11:45 by Steve Torre

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Posted on: 19 Feb 2013 - 11:01 by Robert Corr

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River Derwent Try it Day

Posted on: 02 Aug 2012 - 16:42 by Steve Torre

As part of National fishing month Axwell Park opened its doors to anyone who wanted to have a go at fishing. The club organisers were a little worried about the good old British weather but on the day they had nothing to worry about as the sun came…

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Posted on: 24 Jul 2012 - 16:50 by Chris Strong

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Posted on: 25 Apr 2012 - 09:01 by Caroline Kavanagh

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