Bass Showing On Lancashire Coast

by Jordan Russell

Seems to be plenty of bass showing at the moment on the Lancashire coast now that sea temperature is starting to rise. At night there are plenty of dogfish and through the day plaice, bass and dabs. Over this next 2-3 weeks we should start seeing the odd summer species start to arrive along the coast with the rays being first to show.

Paul Drewel below with a nice bass

Paul Drewel below with a nice bass caught on fresh black worm on the Gynn Wall

Leyland and District Sea Angling Club fished their “Memorial Trophy” match at Ulverston.

  1. Peter Pilkington with 3 flounders and the joint biggest fish at 37cm, scoring 51 match points.

  2. Stuart Pilkington also with 3 flounders and the joint biggest fish at 37cm, scoring 45 points.

  3. Jack Humphrey with 5 flounders, scoring 37 points.

  4. Nigel Thompson with 2 flounders and a whiting.

  5. Fred Howard with 2 flounders.

Thanks to the nine members attending the match and special thanks to Sue & Alan for the excellent hotdog lunch.

lancashire-news-logoFleetwood and District Angling Club found that although time goes fast when you are enjoying yourself, their match at Five-Bar Gate seemed a very long three hours.

Twenty-five anglers fished, every bait under the sun got chucked out between twenty yards and hundred and twenty yards, and the result for most of the anglers was a blank.

Congratulations to Neil Porter who managed to put his bait infront of a 34cm whiting. The only other anglers to catch were Phil Lamb in second place with a 27 cm flounder and those in joint third Andy Young and Alex Garden and fourth placed Jay Cityzen.


1st Neil Porter 1 whiting 34cm 13 points

2nd Phil Lamb 1 flounder 27 cm 8 points

3rd equal Alex Garden 1 flounder 23 cm and Andy Young 1 rockling 21 cm for 5 points

4th Jay Cityzen 1 flounder 17 cm for 2 points.

Next match is at Stanah on Saturday April 9th with fishing from 4 pm to 7 pm

There are bound to be more fish in the estuary and it cannot get much worse than today.

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