Spring Species Show On Lancashire Coast

by Jordan Russell

lancashire-news-logoStill plenty of small fish around keeping the Lancashire sea fishing busy. We have also seen, with the spring sunshine, some big plaice appearing. They haven’t much meat on them yet but great sign to see them showing, proving spring truly is here.

Fleetwood and District Angling Club had disappointing results last Sunday at Marine Beach.

The weather looked good for plaice fishing, nice and sunny but the wind, with a lot of north in it, was a killer. Nineteen anglers fished, and only four caught fish.

The match was for the single heaviest flatfish and congratulations go to John Hill who won with a 27cm plaice for eight points.

Second was Peter Lambert with a flounder for four points and equal third was Trevor Barnett and Mark Hall with a two point flounder each. These were the only fish caught, no round fish turned up.

No club match next week as lots of anglers are away at the European beach champs on the East coast.

Our next club match is at the Miners Home on Sunday 20th March with fishing from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Pier member Paul Fulcher with a triple shot of flatfish

Pier member Paul Fulcher with a triple shot of flatfish

Leyland and District Sea Angling Club fished their latest match at Cleveleys.

First place went to Nigel Thompson with one flounder and the biggest fish, a 29cm whiting scoring 11 match points. In second place was Neil Stoneley with a 24cm plaice. Thanks again to the nine members supporting the match on such a nice sunny day but a poor days fishing.

The David Hutchinson league match was fished on the Gynn Wall last Sunday. 30 anglers fished on beautiful day with warm sun on their backs, but fishing wasn’t great. Flounders, plaice, dabs, whiting and dogs caught by the competitors.

  1. Neil Wilkinson 7 fish 186cm

  2. David G Hutchinson 3 fish 83cm

  3. Alan price 3 fish 67cm

  • Zone A Gareth Gardiner 1 fish 49cm

  • Zone B Jimmy Price 1 fish 55cm

  • Biggest round fish Neil Wilkinson 56cm dog

  • Biggest flatfish David G Hutchinson and Neil Wilkinson 34cm flounder and plaice

Thanks to all that involved

Next league match is on Sunday 10th April at Westend beach and pegs will be limited.

League Table

  1. D. G. Hutchinson 71

  2. Stuart Dewhurst 46

  3. Lee Thornton 37

  4. Alan Price 34

  5. Neil Wilkinson 33.5

  6. Tim Wrigley 27.5

  7. Danny Parker 27.5

  8. Mark Taylor 25

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