A fairly quiet week with few anglers out other than at the weekend. The Gynn Wall has been producing good size flounders and Rick Pennington has had decent bags of the flats. There are also a plaice, dabs and dogfish around. Smaller baits such as rag, yellow tails and blacks are producing when fished on small hooks at short range.
As the weather starts to warm up the summer species should not be far away and peeler crab will be productive for the smoothhounds. Fish baits will pick up the pup tope and gurnards as well as the flats.
Young Kian Nicholson fished Morecambe and had a great haul of plaice on Bispham Angling fresh black lugworm and squid, top angling from the youngster.
Blackpool Federation SAC held its first match of the season on the 8th at Lytham, fishing the last three hours of the ebb from 8:30.
The fishing was patchy with the best bag being four fish.
The team match was won by H&A C, five fish for 112 points, second was LMS A, three fish for 52 points each, and in third spot was LMS C with two fish for 44 points.
The top individual was Bryan Horrocks (H&A C) with four flounders for 88 pts. Second place went to Iain Hewitt (LMS A) with two flounders for 46 pts and third was Steve Clark (LMS B) with two flounder scoring 26 pts.
Best bait was peeler crab tipped with bluey or mackerel. The next match is on the 22nd April 9:00 to 12:00 at Lytham.
Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished last Sunday at Stanah. Thirteen anglers fished and twelve caught fish. All the fish caught were flounders and most of them came early on in the match. A variety of baits caught including fresh and frozen crab, shells, black lug and ragworm.
1st Mark Taylor 4 fish 64 points
2nd Kevin Blundell 3 fish 51 points
3rd Ray Rodger 5 fish 47 points
4th Craig Thompson 3 fish 42 points
5th Tom Myerscough 2 fish 34 points
6th Bob Marsh 2 fish 30 points
7th Mick Parkin 2 fish 28 points
8th Paul Briercliffe 2 fish 26 points
9th Hughie Porter 3 fish 23 points
10th Dave Shorthouse 2 fish 19 points
11th John Hodgeson 1 fish 15 points
12th Mike Owen 2 fish 13 points.
Mark Taylor and Kevin Blundell had the joint biggest fish with a 39cm flounder each.
Next week’s outing will be at Marine Beach and with a few plaice coming out it could be a good session.
Just a reminder for the members who said they were going to the meeting about the pumping out of brine, it is Wednesday 11th April at 7.00pm.
Wyre Boat Angling Club member Kevin Fletcher enjoyed a day at sea when the thornback ray featured.