Wendy Pullen with a nicely marked thornback ray from Clacton Pier
28 Nov 2016

All at Sea – 28-11-2016

Thornback ray seem to have moved in closer again for both shore and pier anglers. Although the rays that have been caught are not particularly big they are still great sport. Plenty of small whiting to be caught but very

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John Popplewell gets ready to cast
21 Nov 2016

All at Sea – 21-11-2016

Another quiet week, we should now be in full swing with our winter fishing, but alas I have no significant reports of cod! I was talking to one of the commercial skippers from the Lowestoft fleet and he said that

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All at Sea with John Popplewell
08 Nov 2016

All at Sea – 08-11-2016

The temperatures have dropped somewhat this week and we are seeing a colder spell of weather, which to be honest is more conducive to our winter fishing. However, I still cannot report on any significant cod catches. One or two

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Lanacarshire Latest with Jordan Russell
06 Nov 2016

Lancashire Latest News – 06-11-2016

Terence Gargan fished the North Wall Heysham with Bert, Simon Glenn, Jeffrey Dixon and they enjoyed a great evening. Terence was first in with a plaice before high water they also had a few dogfish and whiting. With onset of

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All at Sea with John Popplewell
31 Oct 2016

All at Sea – 31-10-2016

This week is really about our lack of cod on the East coast where, for the last 8 years, our cod stocks have reduced, and although we should now be in full swing with reports of cod from boats, piers

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All at Sea with John Popplewell
24 Oct 2016

All at Sea – 24-10-2016

Once again this week is all about the thornback rays; gone are the days when these fish were just a seasonal catch. We now see them being caught for virtually 12 months of the year, this species had seen the

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13 Oct 2016

Lancashire Latest News – 12-10-2016

Last Sunday Fleetwood and District Angling Club held their latest match and found it hard going at Knott End. The easterly winds, calm seas and clear water appear to have caused a downturn in the fishing. The winner was Ray

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All at Sea with John Popplewell
11 Oct 2016

All at Sea – 10-10-2016

It has been a mixed week with very few autumn cod showing from the boats although both Walton and Clacton Piers have had a good week with most fish feeding after dark. The boats have once again seeing those ever

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All at Sea with John Popplewell
26 Sep 2016

All at Sea – 26-09-2016

We seem to be carrying on in the same vein as the last few weeks, with relatively calm seas and warm weather conditions, which is making it very difficult for the change over to the autumn species of cod and

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All at Sea with John Popplewell
19 Sep 2016

All at Sea – 19-09-2016

It has been a very odd start to the autumn season for boat and beach anglers alike. We have had some very extreme temperatures reaching nearly 30OC and combined with very clear water it doesn’t bode too well for the

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