Another great weekend sea fishing along the Lancashire coast, we had a slight change in wind to westerly on Sunday and it seemed to stir it up a bit and also bring a fair few bass in for a couple of days. Daylight fishing has once again been patchy and the night fishing has seen plenty of smoothhounds, rays, bass, dabs, whiting and the odd bull huss. Rag worm and crab seems to be catching the most at the moment fishing on the Gynn Wall at all different ranges.
Fleetwood and District Angling fished their latest match at Five-Bar Gate.
The sea state surprised the anglers as there was an edge to it when the wind was forecast to be off the land. They had to put up with drizzle for most of the match. Twenty-six anglers fished and fifteen caught fish.
After the dire fishing of the last few days in daylight, it was a pleasant surprise to see a few fish. Whiting were the predominant species today but there was a dogfish, a smoothhound, flounder, rockling and seven bass, the best two being 53cm long.
Congratulations to match winner Ian Mawdesley who had a mixed bag of whiting, rockling, dogfish and bass. Dave Hutchinson with twenty minutes to go went from blanking to take runner up spot with two bass. And third place man,Joe Perry fishing his first club match also had the joint longest fish a 53 cm bass.
Crab was possibly the top bait today followed by worm tipped with fish bait.
1st Ian Mawdesley 3 whiting 2 bass 1 dog fish 1 rockling for 138 points
2nd David G Hutchinson 2 bass for 124 points
3rd Joe Perry 2 bass 1 whiting for 119 points
4th David Bayliss 3 whiting 1 bass 1 flounder for 65 points
5th Lee Thornton 4 whiting 1 rockling for 26 points
6th Trevor Barnett 5whiting for 25 points
7th Ian Hewitt 1 smoothhound for 17 points
8th Dave Hoyle 1 whiting 1 flounder for 12 points
9th =Jim Henney 2 whiting and Peter Spike 1 flounder for 9 points
10th Dave Bancroft 2 whiting for 8 points
David G Hutchinson and Joe Perry had the fish worth the most points a bass of 53 cm
The next match Sunday May 8th West end beach Morecambe fish 10.00am to1.30 on
Hopefully plaice and flounder with the possibility of smoothhound thornbacks and bass.
Leyland and District Sea Angling Club fished for the “Chairman’s Trophy” match on the Bullnose at Preston last Sunday.
Fred Howard with 3 flounders scoring 30 match points.
Sue with 2 flounders, including the biggest fish at 38cm and scoring 29 points.
Peter Pilkington also with 2 flounders and 19 points.
Thanks again to the 12 members for supporting the match.