Humberside/Lincolnshire/Yorkshire report

by David Proudfoot

The cod are coming… we hope!

Shore: There were a few good bags of fish at Goxhill last Sunday for members of Humber SAC.  Top rod was Adie Cooper with over three pounds of mainly flounders. Simon Drayton was second, followed by Mr Consistent, Jeff Volley

Jez Waters kicks off his signature winter series a week on Friday. As Jez will be in Guernsey, organisation for the first match falls to Mark Taylor.

A few cod should show shortly, especially at likes of Killingholme and East Halton. There are already plenty pin whiting around, and the cod will be following them into the river. Good numbers of decent whiting are being caught just out of the River by boat anglers, so it shouldn’t be long before they appear on the beaches.

The first of the big festivals took place last weekend at Filey. Cod were patchy, but the top bag made twenty pounds. George Smith and Garry Hutson fished off the Brigg: George had a good pollack, but it was a ‘cod only’ event so it was returned.

It’s the turn of the Scarborough festivals in a few weeks time. Crab will be in big demand for these matches, so make sure that you order yours early to avoid disappointment.

Bait: A local company called ‘Squids In’ is now supplying baits. Based in Goxhill, they sell a vast arrange of sea baits at competitive prices. Squids offer several varieties of crab and squid among a wide range of products. Details from Scott Richards, tel: 07935 762267.

Tackle news: Sonik are a new name in the beach rod market. Rave reviews have greeted the brand new rod range designed by top North East Angler Tony Anderson. The rods are all built on a Multiplex Hi Torque Graphite, and all except the 14ft rough ground rod amazingly come in at under £100. The 14ft version retails at £109.99
A further line of Sonik SK 4 rods will be available around the middle of October. There are four rods in this range including two 16ft long easy rods.

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