Steady Fishing On Lancashire Coast

by Jordan Russell

lancashire latest news logoFishing is still very steady considering it’s normally a bad time of year, there have certainly been more cod than previous years.

Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished their latest match on the Gynn Wall where it was a bit cold but calm enough sea. 21 anglers fished the match which was for the best combined flatfish and round fish.

Although almost every one caught fish, only just over half had one of each. The fishing was predominantly small dabs and whiting.


1st Mark Broadhurst 1 whiting 1 dab – 20 points

2nd Dave Shorthouse 1 whiting 1 dab – 18points

3rd Dave Hoyle 1 whiting 1 dab – 16 points

4th = Tim Wrigley & Bob Egan 1 whiting 1 dab – 15 points

5th = Kevin Osborne 1 rockling 1 dab & Ray Rodger, Craig Thompson 1 dab 1 whiting – 14 points

6th Bob Marsh 1 whiting 1 flounder – 12 points

7th Hughie Porter 1 whiting 1 dab – 10 points

8th = John Hughes 1 rockling 1 dab & John Hodgson whiting dab – 7 points.

Next week’s match is the Champions final at Five-Bar Gate, this is fished by qualifying anglers only.

Wyre boat angling club members Kevin Fletcher and Brad Sim

Wyre boat angling club members Kevin Fletcher and Brad Sim with some codling

Leyland and District Sea Angling fished a match at Otterspool using the new points scoring system.

  1. Stuart Pilkington with 2 cod, one at 43cm and the biggest cod of 44cm scoring 76 points
  2. Brian Nixon with 5 whiting – 49 points
  3. Alan Smith with 6 whiting – 40 points
  4. Jimmy Graham with 6 whiting – 35 points
  5. Nigel Thompson with a cod and a whiting – 35 points.

Stuart also won the £10 voucher kindly donated by Jordan Russell of Bispham Sea Angling and the raffle was won by Roger Leeland. Thanks again to the 13 members who supported the match.

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