Tides And Weather Hit Fylde Coast Fishing
High winds, rough seas and big tides just don’t mix, all week apart from one day has been unfishable on the west side of the Fylde coast. Although some have ventured around the corner to Fleetwood in search of shelter from the wind and have been rewarded with a few small codling and bass.
Fleetwood and District Angling Club transferred their latest match from Five-Bar Gate to Donsfield Road because of the wind and height of the tide.
The conditions there were bearable, not a lot of weed but also not a lot of fish, despite conditions which looked good for codling. No one had more than one fish.
John Hodgson won with a codling of 41cm worth 30 points. This is John’s third win out of the last five matches. In second place was Gordon Brentford with a codling of 38cm worth 22 points, congratulations Gordon for your first pickup in a club match.
The other results are:
3rd = Ken Stubbs – codling 9 points
3rd = John Hughes – codling 9 points
4th Dave Brown – eel 7 points
5th = Phil Lamb – whiting 2 points
5th = David Hoyle – whiting 2 points
Next Sunday’s match is up at Rossall Point with fishing from 6 to 9 pm.
Leyland and District Angling Club fished their “Abbey Leisure Trophy” match at Ulverston.
1st Brian Nixon with 137cm, 4 flounders and an eel
2nd Mick Melling with 69cm, a flounder and a bass
3rd Sue Slater 65cm
4th Martin Darwin 62cm
5th Alan Slater with 57cm.
Sue and Martin shared the biggest fish prize with their 39cm flounders. The raffle was won by Sue Slater and the golden peg card by Roger Leeland. Thanks to the 11 members who braved the warm but wet weather.