Fishing Improves On Fylde Coast

by Jordan Russell

lancashire-news-logoThe sea fishing on the Lancashire coast is picking up this week, granted mainly after dark with a few cod arriving inshore.

Leyland and District Sea Angling club were out last Sunday on the Gynn Wall in Blackpool.

  1. Peter Pilkington with 3 whiting and 1 dab scoring 23 match points

  2. Norman Pilkington with 2 dabs and 2 whiting including the biggest fish at 31cm and scoring 22 points

  3. Alan Smith with 2 whiting and a dab

  4. Fred Howard

  5. Martin Darwin

Thanks again to the 8 members who supported the match. A nice evening but not a lot of fish on the small tide.

Fleetwood and District Sea Angling Club fished last Sunday at Beach Road.

Conditions were OK just a lack of fish. Twenty-six anglers fished and only five caught fish, and all from different parts of the venue.


  1. Steve Nicholson 1 whiting 1 rockling for 12 points wins £52

  2. Equal Dave Hoyle 2 whiting & Kevin Blundell 1 whiting for 11 points wins £26 each.

  3. Morgan Minto 1 flounder for 3 points 4 Th Trevor Barnett 1 whiting for 2 points.

Fish worth the most points went to Kevin Blundell for his whiting of 32 cm 11 points wins £26

Very slow fishing, probably better in the dark.

After the match the anglers headed to the Conservative Club for some liquid refreshment and the A.G.M. Which went fairly quick and mostly argument free.

Next week’s match is on Sunday at Five-Bar Gate, Cleveleys with fishing from 1pm to 4 pm.

Gareth Ayres with a nice cod he caught using fresh yellow tails at Rossall

Gareth Ayres with a nice cod he caught using fresh yellow tails at Rossall

Neil Whittle from Blackpool Boat Angling Club had an early start today up out of bed at 4:15am left home with Dave Clark my crewman for the day at 5:15am to meet Jonathan Hall at the boat house at 6:00am.

They got the boats in the water for 7:00am and headed off north to Rossall on a calm sea. They settled at anchor with around an hour and a half of the flood remaining and were into fish from the start with whiting, dabs, thornback ray, dogfish, small undersized codling and a three bearded rockling.

The gang fished over high and back down to low water and although they didn’t get anything special it was great to be afloat again and to add a few species to the species hunt. They headed back to the slip at 3:00pm where Peter Marshall was waiting with the trailer, thanks for the retrieve Pete.

Ricky Halley headed out on his boat fishing trip where he had plenty of fish including pouting, whiting, dabs and a small codling. Ricky found it still to warm for any decent codling and thinks that the cod match may need to be a whiting match. He had a lumpy launch flat calm retrieve, always good to be out and bring on the spring summer fishing.

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