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Codling And Rays On The Lancashire Coast

lancashire latest news logoA shorter report than normal this week as Jordan is on holiday on the dark side fishing for carp.

Fleetwood and District Angling Club were out on a windswept Marine Beach for their latest match. The wind was a bit stronger than anticipated but a good turnout of 31 anglers fished the event.

The fish were not in the expected numbers and about half the competitors blanked.

Most of the fish caught were small codling along with a few whiting and flounder. Worm seemed to be the best bait, although a few fish came to crab.

Mark Broadhurst and Trevor Barnett were the two anglers who had the most fish with Mark coming out ahead of Trevor on points.

Top 10 Results

1st Mark Broadhurst 3 cod 3 whiting 2 flounder 1 dab – 69 points

2nd Trevor Barnett 4 cod 2 whiting 1 flounder – 54 points

3rd Dave Brown 2 flounder 1 whiting – 35 points

4th Mark Taylor 3 whiting 2 cod 1 flounder – 30 points

5th = Roy Slinger 2 cod 1 whiting 1 flounder – 16 points

5th = Barry Critchley 4 flounder – 16 points

7th Dave Hoyle 2 cod 1 whiting – 15 points

8th = Ray Rodger 1 cod 1 whiting – 13 points

8th = Alan Smith 1 cod 1 whiting – 13 points

10th = Kevin Blundell 1 plaice 1 whiting – 10 points

10th = Phil Lamb 1 cod – 10 points

Next week’s match will be at Lytham fishing on the flood.

Allan Cordwell with his ray

Allan Cordwell with his ray

Pier member Allan Cordwell landed a cracking mid-double ray which took a fish wrap.

On Monday morning at low water just to the right of the North Pier, Stephen Roe had a nice cod and bass both caught on fresh yellow tails.

Stephen Roe with a codling

Stephen Roe with a codling

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