Flatfish And Rays On The Lancashire Coast

by Jordan Russell

After Dave Brown watched his mate Jason Usher catch a lovely ray earlier this week he managed to fit a couple of hours in on the shore . Dave wasn’t too keen with the sunny days and small tides but you never know. Second cast he landed a 9lb ray dead on best one he has had in years.

Dave Brown with a rayLeyland and District Angling Club fished their latest match last Sunday.

Peter Pilkington with 7 flounders, 3 plaice and the biggest fish a 51cm thornback ray scoring 197 points.

  1. Fred Howard with 4 flounders, 2 plaice and 2 rays scoring 189 points.

  2. Norman Pilkington with 2 flounders, 2 plaice & 1 ray.

  3. Michael Darlington with 3 flounders & 1 plaice.

  4. Nigel Thompson with 1 flounder & 2 plaice.

  5. Alan Smith with 1 flounder and a 48cm plaice weighing 2lb 11.9oz, which is a new club record

Well done everyone and thanks again to nine members supporting the match.

lancashire-news-logoFleetwood and District Angling Club match regulars were a bit apprehensive when they turned up at Lytham for the club match, bright sunshine flat calm and gin clear water. However, there was no need to have worried because it fished well.

Because it is early in the year blood razor was expected to be the top bait, but peeler crab defiantly had the edge today. Tipping off any of these two baits with mackerel or bluey added to its effectiveness.

Congratulations to Jay Cityzen for having fish every cast but one to take the win, and to Trevor Barnett for having the biggest flounder at 42 cm.

Only flounders caught today.

Top Ten

  1. Jay Cityzen 18 flounders for 272 points

  2. Ken Forrest 16 flounder for 235 points

  3. David G Hutchinson 14 flounders for 195 points

  4. Simon Dawber 10 flounder for 149 points

  5. Bob Egan 7 flounder for 113 points

  6. Trevor Barnett 6 flounder for 111 points

  7. Barry Critchley 6 flounder for 91 points

  8. Dave Bancroft 3 flounder for 46 points

  9. Dave Hutchinson 3 flounder for 43 points

  10. John Hodgson 2 flounder for 35 points.

15 anglers fished today.

Next Sundays match is at Five-Bar Gate fishing from 11.30am to 2.30 pm.

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