Category: sea fishing

Everything is packed, more sea fishing gear than a Discovery Reel time fishing show and almost as much walking stuff as Rays Mears could manage. The weather looks like it’s going to be kind to us and the bait has been ordered ready to be collected from Victoria Pier Angling on our way. We’re staying at the Top end of the island in a cottage just North of Rhosybol on the Southern side of Parys Mountain so, if the weather holds at least we’ll get some walking done even if…

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Finally finished laying the floor in the downstairs bathroom on Saturday so treated myself by leaving Wendy in bed and getting down to the River Alt Estuary at Hightown, between Formby and Crosby, at 6.45am where I met a few mates for an easy light rod session catching Flounder. The weather was great although the fishing was very slow and we only managed a total of 4 fish before the tide went out too far. The bait we’d usually use at this venue would have been fresh peeler crab but…

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After so much rain it was great to start a fishing match in the Sun. The was a good turnout for this one from both the BLAS and WSF guys and girls, especially considering it was Easter Sunday – we there were even a few people from NWASAC. The venue known as Caldy is situated on the Wirral side of the River Dee estuary and is a well known Flounder mark – particularly at this time of year and the greedy flatfish will readily take a ragworm bait in as…

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Well since the last post we’ve been fishing at Cleveleys, Blackpool but as the weather was so bad and the fishing even worse the camera stayed in its case. I know this will seem odd but I don’t think I’ve ever been so wet while fishing – things are still drying out today – 2 days later. And just to make matters worse the amount of weed getting caught on the line was unbelievable. At one point there was so much it pulled my rod and tripod into the sea…

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OK, this is the first post on my new blog – just here to test it works properly. This is a picture of me with a small whiting caught at the start of this year in a fishing match run by Blackpool & Layton Angling Society (BLAS) along the prom at New Brighton Town Hall Steps. BLAS run a range of fishing matches throughout the year, both coarse and sea fishing, I’m not sure how much full membership is but it’s £10 a year to be a ‘sea only’ member.…

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