Lancashire Coast Sport Improves In Warmer Weather

by Jordan Russell

lancashire latest news logoFishing is on the up at the moment on the Lancashire coast with plenty of people catching, mainly from the Gynn Wall. With the warmer weather over the weekend we have started to see some thornback ray appear along with a few dogfish. Whiting have certainly thinned out and the codling are being caught in the right conditions, when the wind is strong from the west.

If this mild weather stays around now we will certainly see some summer species early but let’s just wait and see as there is chance it could turn cold again and have the reverse effect.

Yellow tails and squid are still the most productive baits along the coast whether it’s from the shore or boat.

Bispham Angling Open and league match results from last Sunday.

1st Jody Lemm 349cm

2nd Gav Owen 347cm

3rd Gareth Gardiner 346cm

Zone A Gary Hutson 323cm

Zone B Andy Young 323cm

Biggest roundfish Jody Lemm 71cm ray

Biggest flatfish Jody Lemm 26cm dab

Jody Lemm with his ray

Jody Lemm with his ray

Golden peg winner was Tony Baxter. Jordan would like to thank all lad and lasses that fished and the next match is on the 10th of March.

Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished in summer like conditions during their latest match at Five-Bar Gate. Although the wind was offshore there was a slight swell hitting the beaches.

Not much was expected, 21 of the 28 anglers competing caught fish. Catches mostly featured whiting and a few small codling together with half a dozen dogfish and a plaice.

Once again the man of the moment Craig Thompson won with a catch of whiting and a small codling.

Results for the top ten.

1st Craig Thompson 8 whiting 1 cod for 68 points

2nd Dave Norton 4 whiting 1 cod 1 dog – 52 points

3rd Alex Garden 4 whiting 1 dog – 50 points

4th = Bob Egan 7 whiting – 43 points

4th = Bob Marsh 4 whiting 1 dog – 43 points

6th John Hodgson 6 whiting – 31 points

7th Chris Tipping 5 whiting 1 cod – 30 points

8th = Peter Lambert 1 whiting 1 dog – 25 points

8th = Ben Callaghan 4 whiting – 25 points

10th Tom Myerschough 1 dog – 22 points

Next match is on Saturday evening at Point Bays.

Stephen Livelle with a nice thornback ray

Pier member Stephen Livelle with a nice thornback ray

Blackpool Boat Angling Club fished their open cod match last Sunday with a great entry of 22 boats.

The duration of the match was five hours with a staggered launch between 08:30 to 10:30. Everyone was launched into a flat calm sea with a light south easterly breeze and mist, the sun soon burned off the mist and it turned into a really pleasant day. Every boat returned on time and the results were as follows.

Heaviest Cod

1st Son of Cod 2.23kg £300

2nd Taurus 1.98kg £200

3rd Outcast 1.92kg £125

4th Ninja 1.89kg £75

5th Mazerflatty 1.78kg £25

5th Sundaze 1.78kg £25


Heaviest Whiting – 1st Sea Eagle 0.59kg £220

Junior Prize

Cod 1.46kg £10 Son of Cod

The organiser would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone who entered the match and making it a success. Also special thanks to those who helped out with the launching, retrieving and time keeping and a big thank you to our neighbours BLCC for the use of their facilities on the day.

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