The fishing in the Lancashire area has slowed down a lot on the beaches recently due to easterly winds and the fact that the summer species have not arrived in force.
Brooke Jones Cook from Leyland, aged just eight was delighted to land a flattie on her first time ever sea fishing.
Fleetwood and District Angling Club fished a match last Sunday. After a week of easterly winds expectations were not high for the entrants. On the early casts a few small plaice were caught, after that the whiting showed until the light faded.
With darkness falling the dogfish made an appearance. Congratulations to Dave Shorthouse ran out a worthy winner with ten fish, more than twice as many as Hughie Porter in second place.
1st Dave Shorthouse – 10 fish – 73 points
2nd Hughie Porter – 4 fish – 44 points
3rd John Hughes – 3 fish – 33 points
4th Bob Marsh – 4 fish – 31 points
5th Mike Owen – 5 fish – 23 points
6th Ray Rodger – 4 fish – 22points
7th Kevin Blundell – 3 fish – 20 points
8th Paul Briercliffe – 3 fish – 16 points
9th Mark Taylor – 2 fish – 12 points
10th Dave Norton – 1 fish – 4 points
11th Andy Eccles – 1 fish – 4 points
Next Sunday’s match is over low water at Cleveleys 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
Mick Parkin was also a happy angler when he landed his first ever smoothhound.