Humberside / Lincolnshire / Yorkshire Report 10/10/09

by David Proudfoot

Anglers fishing off the Humber Bank Wall this week, on the bigger tides have had better sized whiting together with codling around the two to three pound mark.

Small coalfish dominated the recent Cleethorpes Angling Centre’s midweek bash on the local beach. They kept the rod tips nodding throughout the evening match. It was John Atkinson who took the honours with twenty-two fish for 432cm, John managed to find a few nice flounders amongst the small coalies. Second was Hull based angler Chris Mack who had on fish less for 411cms. Simon Drayton finished third with fourth placed Steve Macgregor lading nineteen fish for 369cms. The biggest fish on the night was a 38cm flounder caught by Simon Drayton and Doncaster angler Brian Mackenzie beached a 32 cm bass.

The battle for the top spot in the league is very tight and it is between John Atkinson and Simon Drayton.  The next match is on the 20th October fishing 6.45pm to 9.45pm.

In the last Humber SAC match Simon Drayton was the top man with a bag of 2lb 14oz which included the biggest flatfish , a flounder of 31cm. Next was Steve Robinson with 1lb 12oz just ahead of third placed Richard Leek who weighed in 1lb 10oz. Liam Aisthorpe won the juniors and the biggest round fish was caught by George Smith, a whiting of 32cms. The club’s next match is on Saturday and it is a rover, on the Wall. Fishing times 5.30pm to 10.30pm and it is being fished to NFSA size limits.

This Sunday hopefully should see the boats go out, the match last week was postponed due to the weather. The main target species will be thornback rays which have been featuring when the boats are able to put to sea. Bait thieving crabs may be a problem.

I have been told today that the Humber Bank Wall at Stallingborough will be assessable by car in around ten days time.

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