Heatwave Hits Lancashire Sea Angling

by David Proudfoot

Fleetwood and District Sea Angling Club found that with the very hot weather, and calm seas it was foreseeable that the fishing at the Miners’ Home would be terrible.

Twenty anglers fished the match and the decision to make was do I fish big, and hope for a lucky smoothhound, dogfish or thornback or fish small hooks and go for weevers which are probably the only species feeding in this weather.

Just over half the anglers caught fish. The only other fish caught apart from weevers was a two point plaice for Jim Gross

The good point of the day was it was the air-show, so instead of watching motionless rods we were treated to an acrobatic display by a typhoon then watched the battle of Britain memorial flight ,always good to see a Lancaster bomber with its attendant spitfire and hurricane.

One angler who opted for the small hooks and go for weevers was match winner Ken Forrest,luckily this worked today but one good flounder or doggy and it would all have been different.


1st Ken Forrest 6 weever for 12 points

2nd Jay Cityzen 4 weever for 8 points

3rd = Jim Gross 1 plaice 2 weever and Ian Hewitt 3 weever for 6 points

4th = David Bayliss Phil Lamb John Foster Alex Garden 2 weever 4 points

5th = John Hughes John Hodgson Dave Norton Trevor Barnett 1 weever 2 points.

Next Sunday’s match is high water at the ferry beach with fishing from 6pm to 9 pm, there should be a few smoothhounds and hopefully no weevers.

John Monaghan with a cracking smoothhounds caught at low water

John Monaghan with a cracking smoothhounds caught at low water

Leyland and District Sea Angling fished their latest match at Greenodd.

1st Michael Darlington with 1 flounder at 21cm who wins the biggest fish and biggest bag.

2nd Alan Jordan with an 18cm flounder, phew, it was close!

Thanks again to the 15 members supporting the match and special thanks to Martin Darwin & Sue and Alan for cooking the hot dogs for lunch.

Dave Brown was out last Tuesday night when he fished the flood with huge baits and big hooks and landed five rays from tiny to just over 6lb. There wasn’t much colour in the water and bites disappeared half way into the flood.

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