Cleveleys And Fleetwood Channel For Codling

by Jordan Russell

lancashire latest news logoOn behalf of all at Lancashire Sea Fishing and Bispham Angling I would like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

There are a few more cod showing this week mainly over low water at Cleveleys and also Fleetwood Channel with fresh live yellow tails still being the winning bait. Whiting have dropped slightly in numbers with some better ones now coming through. The frosts and cold winds seem to have put the dogfish out in to deeper water giving a better chance for presentation with your cod baits.

Fleetwood and District Angling club had a club match last Sunday on the Ferry beach at Fleetwood. The was only just enough room to get the eighteen entrants fishing among the pleasure anglers.

Not much was expected owing to a lot of fresh water coming down the river. Half the anglers weighed in a few small codling and whiting, but five in size codling caught. Black lugworm was top bait.

Most of the codling caught when the tide was still running comparatively hard.

Alex Garden with his pair of codling

Alex Garden with his pair of codling

Alex Garden had the best catch and Craig Thompson had the biggest fish. Congratulations to the pair of you.


1st Alex Garden 2 cod – 120 points

2nd Craig Thompson 1 cod 2 whiting – 86 points

3rd Dave Brown 2 cod – 39 points

4th Ken Stubbs 1 cod – 36 points

5th Mark Broadhurst 1 cod – 10 points

6th = Kevin Blundell 1 whiting – 8 points

6th = Phil Lamb 1 whiting – 8 points

8th John Hughes 1 whiting – 6points

9th Elin Broadhurst 1 whiting – 5 points

Next match is on Saturday 22nd at Beach Road with fishing from 9am to 12 noon, for anglers who qualified for the club Champion only.

Craig Thompson with the biggest fish of the match

Craig Thompson with the biggest fish of the match

Leyland and District Angling Club fished their “Christmas Fayre” Trophy match at Otterspool.

1st Peter Pilkington with 288cm and also the biggest fish a 48cm cod

2nd Alan Slater with 276cm

3rd Martin Darwin with 255cm

4th Fred Howard

5th Brian Nixon

The football card was won by Alan Beeby. Species caught were mainly whiting, codling and rockling. Thanks to the 14 members who turned up and made the last match of the season a great success.

Unfortunately due to the weather forecast, that didn’t actually arrive, we cancelled our Bispham Angling and Lancashire Sea Fishing Christmas RNLI match, the date for this now is the 13th of January! For more details please contact Bispham Angling on 01253 358914.

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