Strong winds and wet weather hampered both shore and boat fishing on the Fylde coast this week but the fish were still feeding for those who ventured out.
Last Saturday Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished their latest match at Rossall Hospital. The session was spent with almo st non-stop drizzle, but with calm sea and an offshore wind. Fishing was fairly good, although only dogfish and whiting were caught.
All fourteen anglers caught fish and everyone caught dogfish. Fish baits were the order of the day for most and sandeel and black lugworm tipped with mackerel fished well.
- Phil Lamb 12 fish dogs and whiting for 170 points
- Ray Rodger 11 fish dogs and whiting for 162 points
- Craig Thompson 10 fish dogs and whiting for 153 points
- Tim Wrigley 10 fish dogs and whiting for 150 points
- Hughie Porter 8 fish dogs and whiting for 123 points
- Bob Egan 6 fish dogs and whiting for 113 points
- Dave Brown 6 fish dogs and whiting for 108 points
- John Hodgson 6 fish dogs and whiting for 105 points
- Mark Hindle 6 fish dogs and whiting for 96 points
- Mike Owen 5 fish dogs and whiting for 90 points
- Ken Forrest 6 fish dogs and whiting for 85 points
- Jay Citizen 7 fish dogs and whiting for 57 points
- John Hughes 5 fish dogs and whiting for 52 points
- Kevin Blundell 7 fish dogs and whiting for 48 points
Thanks to all the anglers who turned out in the rotten conditions.
Next Sundays match is one of the popular flat and rounds on the Gynn Wall.
Pier member Dave Tommany has just had a belting session on the pier. He had ten cod to 4lb with only two just undersize. Dave also landed four bass to 38cm, five dogfish and a handful of whiting, all caught using fresh lugworm.
Leyland and District Sea Angling Club were out for a match at the Gynn Wall, Blackpool.
- Peter Pilkington with 156cm, 3 codling and a whiting
- Norman Pilkington 74cm, 2 codling
- Stuart Pilkington 33cm
- Martin Darwin
- Fred Howard
The raffle was won by Alan Slater and the “golden peg” card £10 by Paul Jordan. Peter also had the biggest fish, a 47cm codling
Thanks to the 13 members who braved the gale force westerly wind.