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Fylde Coast Alive With Fish

by David Proudfoot

lancashire latest news logoThe Fylde coast is alive with fish at the moment. There are plenty of dogfish, whiting and dabs, with still the odd plaice and bass kicking about. The night tides are producing than daylight where it is a fish a chuck.

There are still have a few unusual pouting being caught. Few very small codling have been reported in the channel at Fleetwood but none of any size yet but we do expect them soon as the nights draw in and the temperature drops. Best baits at the moment are sprats, squid, mackerel, black lugworm and ragworm. The Gynn Wall is very productive along with 5-Bar Gate not far behind. The low water mark too is producing good amounts of fish.

Fleetwood and District Angling club had a club match last Sunday.

two lesser spotted dogfish

Despite small tides fishing was fairly good, mainly whiting, a few dabs and pouting together with a couple of bass and a dogfish. What was noticeable was that most of the fish came from the sandy areas. The stony bays did not produce as many fish. Blackworm tipped with fish bait seemed to be the most successful bait.

Winner on the day was Andy Whiteside with 15 fish for 136 points. Runner-up Hughie Porter had 13 fish for 112 points and third placed Bob Egan also had 13 fish scoring 94 points.

4th Ray Rodger – 13 fish 82 points

5th Kevin Blundell – 6 fish. 53 points

6th Dave Norton – 6 fish 52 points

7th Alf Ingham – 9 fish 47 points

8th Ken Stubbs – 5 fish 43 points

9th Andy Eccles – 4 fish 33 points

10th Craig Thompson – 5 fish 29 points

11th Mark Hindle – 6 fish 27 points

12th Dave Brown – 4 fish 27 points

13th Ken Forrest – 3 fish 18 points

14th Mike Owen – 5 fish 17 points

15th John Hughes – 2 fish 16 points

There is still time to enter the Club’s Winter League series, it is best of five results from eight

Next Sunday is the Bob Gawne Memorial Open.

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