The good fishing continues this week on the Fylde coast and low water is producing the much bigger fish with hounds, bass and sole all showing. The best bait by far at the moment is ragworm although crab and black lugworm are also working well.
Last Sunday Dave Brown pumped some large yellow tail lug which filled his 2/0 hooks. With a northerly wind kicking up the surf he headed down at low water to try for a bass. His first cast resulted in two big sole and he ended up with nine sole and missed a couple. He also had a couple of tope pups but failed on the bass front.
Last Sunday Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished over low water at Cleveleys. At first there was a stiff north east wind but in the last hour it died away. The hot weather has put the fish off a bit, but half the twelve anglers fishing caught fish.
Ray Rodger was the winner on the night with three small smoothhounds. Craig Thompson was second with a bass, an eel and a smoothhound. Crab and rag worm seemed to be the most successful baits.
1st Ray Rodger 3 smoothhounds – 126points
2nd Craig Thompson 1 bass 1 eel 1 smoothie – 91points
3rd Hughie Porter 1 smoothie – 52points
4th Bob Egan 1 hound – 44 points
5th Mark Hindle 1 dab 1 smoothie – 41 points
6th Phil Lamb 1 hound – 26 points
7th Alan Smith 1 tope – 12 points
The match next Sunday will be fished at Stanah and is for the heaviest flatfish.
Leyland and District Sea Angling Club fished their latest match at Mariners Wharf. 11 anglers fished and all had scoring fish. On a very hot the majority of the fish were whiting.
1st Alan Smith 120cm sole and whiting
2nd Norman Pilkington 116cm
3rd Peter Pilkington 69cm including the biggest fish a 46cm thornback ray
4th Alan Jordan 68cm
5th Mick Melling 66cm