Northern Bites with Steve Walker
01 Feb 2016

Northern Bites – 01-02-2016

Almost non-stop westerly gales have kept most anglers off the Region’s piers and the better catches have been made from the beach and river marks. There has been a heavy surf hitting the beaches on some tides and just this

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
26 Jan 2016

Northern Bites – 26-01-2016

With relatively settled conditions over the last few days whiting have been the main species to expect with all of the Region’s piers and clean ground marks producing plenty of double figure bags both during daylight hours and night time

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
20 Jan 2016

Northern Bites – 20-01-2016

With continuing movement on the sea without being overly rough, shore sport continues to improve. However, with lots of bait washed out during the heavy seas giving any fish an easy food source, cod catches have been a little disappointing

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
11 Jan 2016

Northern Bites – 12-01-2016

With a running easterly sea for most of last week, the roughest and most prolonged sea of the winter so far, shore sport was quite good with cod moving onto most shore marks when conditions allowed. When the sea was

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
04 Jan 2016

Northern Bites – 04-01-2016

With a good south easterly sea running some shore marks have fished very well for double figure bags of cod, but as always with the sea in this direction you need to be in the right place at the right

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
28 Dec 2015

Northern Bites – 28-12-2015

Few anglers have ventured out in the recent gale force winds with a lot of the Region’s piers being empty on most days with anglers heading for the more sheltered river and beach marks.  Shore sport has generally been slow

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
22 Dec 2015

Northern Bites – 21-12-2015

The flood water in the rivers last week quickly subsided and at least brought lots of whiting inshore from the piers at Roker and South Shields. The Ryhope Christmas match saw 51 out of the 63 entrants weigh in, mainly

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
16 Dec 2015

Northern Bites – 15-12-2015

Shore sport has been relatively poor lately for those anglers brave enough to venture out against the wind and rain. The Hartlepool and Durham beach marks have produced very little in daylight hours other than undersize dabs and the odd

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
08 Dec 2015

Northern Bites – 08-12-2015

While flatties and whiting have made up the bulk of catches from the shoreline and rivers some anglers have managed to pick up the odd better cod despite the recent gale force winds making fishing almost impossible from the Region’s

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Northern Bites with Steve Walker
01 Dec 2015

Northern Bites – 01-12-2015

Sport picked up early last week with a bit of a northerly swell on Sunday producing the best results, with quality fish showing from all areas, although sometimes few and far between but at least they were there. Middleton pier

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