The rising temperatures along the Lancashire coast have already started to bring the summer species in such as smoothhound, bass and pup tope.
Crab and fish will become the go to baits for a few months if searching for the bigger fish. The low water marks will start to produce better specimens than a high water and there should be some good smoothhounds around which bring great sport.
There have also been some larger tope caught on the boats this week which is a good sign.
Last Sunday Fleetwood and District Angling Club match at Sunderland Point proved a bit of a disappointment both in terms of attendance and the amount of fish.
Only eight anglers fished, traditionally bank holiday weekends get poor attendance and with a lack of fresh crab it was expected. The fishing should have been good, but the sport seems to be about three weeks behind the normal schedule.
The match was for the best two flats, and only three anglers managed the double with everyone else blanking.
The winner was Mark Hindle with two flounders for 36 points, in second was Ray Rodger with two flounders for 33 points and Phil Lamb was the last of the scorers with two flounders for 19 points. At least the weather was great no need for waterproof clothes, just a tee shirt.
Leyland and District Sea Angling members were also out last last Sunday, fishing their latest match at Mariners Warf.
- Norman Pilkington – 238cm
- Peter Pilkington – 215cm
- Brian Nixon – 193cm
- Fred Howard – 165cm
- Jimmy Graham – 73cm
Pete also had the best fish, a ray of 44cm. Alan Smith won the golden peg and Nigel Thompson 1ltr of vodka.
Nearly all fish caught were whiting with the exception of Pete’s ray.
Special offer of the week at Bispham Angling is 20% off continental beach rods.