We are now in the transition period when the winter species are leaving and the summer fish are not far away. During this time more effort and thought are required to find the fish. There are still plaice showing at low and high water on fresh lugworm along with the occasional dogfish, ray and whiting.
The Gynn Wall is producing some big flounders for the match lads fishing at the bottom of the Wall with small hooks and small worm baits. Dogfish and rays are falling to fish baits as usual with distance casting certainly helping with the easterly winds we have had recently.
The wind has now turned to the west so hopefully the fishing will improve through out the week. As sea temperatures sea increase this week we should start seeing the first peel of the crab which means the smoothhounds won’t be far away then hopefully followed by the tope. There was one landed last weekend from the boat by Darren Evans which is a good sign. Crab and fish baits will come on to their own in the next couple of weeks but don’t hold off on the worm as we hopefully will get a run of school bass soon on westerly winds.
Following on from her brother’s plaice haul last week young Amy Nicholson found the fish this week.
Fleetwood and District Angling Clubs fished last Sunday at Marine beach in the hope of finding the early influx of flounders. Unfortunately, it looks like they were a couple of weeks late in arriving as half of the 24 anglers blanked. The match was for the best pair of flatfish, and three anglers had two each to weigh-in.
Winner on the day was Trevor Barnett with two flounders for 27 points. Bob Marsh had the longest fish a flounder of 34cm for 15 points.
1st Trevor Barnett three flounders best two scoring 27 points.
2nd Hughie Porter three plaice best two scoring 16 points
3rd Mark Taylor two flounder for 15 points
4th Bob Marsh one flounder 15 points
5th= John Hodgeson one flounder 14 points
5th= Kevin Blundell one flounder 14 points
6th Craig Thompson one flounder 13 points
7th= Mike Owen one flounder 10 points
7th= Tony Thorpe one plaice 10 points
8th Tom Myerscough one plaice 8 points
9th Andy Eccles one plaice 6 points
10th Craig Eccles one flounder 5 points
Next match will be held at 5-Bar-Gate.
Leyland and District Sea Angling Club fished their latest match at Bull Nose at Preston last Sunday. First place went to Andy Booth with 12 flounders measuring 309cm while runner-up Nigel Thompson had a total length of 203cm. Third spot went to Andy Riley with 189cm, in fourth was Brian Nixon with 157cm and fifth place went to Fred Howard on 128cm.
Longest fish went to guest Dawn Darwin with a 40cm flounder. The raffle winner was And Booth and the Golden Peg was won by Norman Pilkington. All fish were measured and returned.