Rays Provide Lancashire Shore Sport

by Jordan Russell

lancashire latest news logoFleetwood and District Angling Club fished their latest match last Saturday evening. Weather conditions meant that the match was switched form the Point to the relative shelter of the area between Beach Road and Dronsfield Road..

18 anglers braved the conditions and 13 caught fish. It was almost exclusively little codling apart from a couple of whiting, a bass and a dogfish. Top bait as expected was lugworm and tipping with squid helped too.


1st Bob Egan 5 cod 1 bass 48 points

2nd Craig Thompson 7 cod 43 points

3rd Bob Marsh 3 cod 1 dog 43 points

4th Ken Forrest 3 cod 30 points

5th Mark Broadhurst 5 cod 23 points

6th Tony Costello 4 cod 21 points

7th John Hodgson 4 cod 20 points

Pier member Tony Goldthorpe with a cracking 9lb thornback ray

Pier member Tony Goldthorpe with a cracking 9lb thornback ray caught on sandeel

8th = Frank Towne 2 cod 1 whiting 19 points

8th = Kevin Blundell 3 cod 19 points

10th Hughie Porter 1 cod 16 points

11th Dave Stockton 1 cod 1 whiting 15 points

12th Phil Lamb 2 cod 7 points

13th Neil Stoneley 1 cod 6 points

Next Sunday’s match is a popular combined flat and round match at the Miners Home.

Leyland and District Sea Angling Club were out at Morcombe last Sunday.

First placed Fred Howard had eight 8 codling totalling 186cm and also the biggest fish 31cm. Second place went to Alan Smith with 135cm of codling and in third was Peter Pilkington with 127cm. Nigel Thompson finished fifth with 100cm followed by Andy Booth on 58cm. Thanks to the 13 members who braved the cold wet windy conditions for almost five hours. Finally the raffle was won by Roger Leeland, well done everyone.

Kenneth Forest enjoyed a good session fishing down to low water at Cleveleys. He landed three thornies, the best weighing 4. 52kg. All fell to squid and mackerel wraps.

Kenneth Forest with one of his thornback rays

Kenneth Forest with one of his thornback rays

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