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Another of our favourite beaches on Anglesey is Sandy Beach, and yes it really is called that. Local information says that you fish it a couple of hours either side of low water for either; Bass if there’s a surf or Smooth Hound if it’s flat. As Anglesey was treating us to some truly fantastic weather we visited Sandy Beach one evening over low water. The sea was mirror calm as we loaded our pulley rigs with fresh Peeler crab, waded out to gain a few yards distance and launched…

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After a few days relaxing we elected to visit a beach on the western side of Anglesey, Porth Nobla or ‘Broad Beach’ as I think it’s called. This beach has thrown up a few good fish for us in the past and even though there was no wind to speak off we were hoping for a good evenings sport with a few dogfish and, after chatting to an angler on our walk along the Cymyran Beach a few days earlier, a Turbot or two. The beach was almost deserted as…

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Once more we ventured to Anglesey for 2 weeks of relaxing, seafishing and walking and although the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us we managed to catch a few fish. This holiday ended up with us catching a lot less fish but having a lot more fun doing it, let me explain… Our first sea fishing session saw us lure fishing in the Menai Straights, a technique that we’ve both just started and although we think we may have had a couple of ‘pulls’ nothing came of it except the…

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The weather these past two weeks has been worthy of biblical descriptions. Wet? I think that’s slight understatement, we’ve not wanted to go outside let alone go fishing and on the days where it’s been almost tolerable the wind has been all over the place. We did manage to get out a couple of weeks ago for another attempt at getting a Smooth Hound at Cleveleys. ┬áThe weather was perfect – flat calm and a warm muggy evening but all we managed was a small Bass and a Lesser Weever,…

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Once again we took our 2 week summer break on Anglesey where we intended to do a bit of walking and sea fishing. The weather was exceptional and we managed to get out and about on every day we wanted too, some days though we were so relaxed even fishing seemed hard wrok – I know – even I was amazed but Anglesey does that to you, you turn up and all the worries in the world just vanish as the island casts a spell upon you. We tried a…

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In typical sea fishing style after a beautiful day on Saturday I arrived at the Venue know as Rossall Hospital nr. Fleetwood and it was chucking it down. As this beach is very exposed the gullies change location so while I was waiting for the rest of the BLAS crew for our 3rd match of the season I had a quick look up and down the stretch of beach we’d be fishing. The best of these gullies was already occupied but looking North I spotted a likely looking spot so…

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Sunday dawned bright and clear and although I’d been out the night before and lost an hours sleep due to the clocks going forward I arrived at the chosen venue, Fleetwood Channel, in plenty of time for the 2nd BLAS sea fishing match of the season. Nine of us fished into the estuary channel of the River Wyre a couple of hours down to low water and a couple of hours back up again using predominantly peeler crab as bait with the odd try of Lug, Mackerel or Squid. Once…

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After the stupidly cold weather we’ve had for the past couple of weeks it was great to get out and do some sea fishing. As the BLAS social cup at Perch Rock was cancelled due to the snow and ice it was moved to Anchorsholme, an area just North of Blackpool and South of Cleveleys. With the sea being almost flat calm and no movement of consequence in the water the humble Dab was the target species. Armed with 30 or so frozen (past their best) black lug and some…

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Last weekend was the Blackpool and Layton Angling Society (BLAS) Christmas Cup match and after relocating from the Rossall Hospital venue due to the Fleetwood and District annual Cod open we met up at a venue known as the Cadet Hut which is on the more Northerly side of Fleetwood. I’d love to say that our time spent on the beach in sub zero, almost flat calm conditions, paid off and we all landed huge amounts of fresh run Cod, Whiting and Dabs but out of the 8 BLAS members…

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After the gale force winds of the previous week we joined the guys from BLAS (Blackpool and Layton Angling Society) for a sea fishing session up at Rossall Hospital, just south of Fleetwood where we hoped the seas had churned up the bottom enough to bring the Cod within casting range as they foraged on all the food washed out of the sea bed. It was great to see the guys and after a quick chat we made our way onto the beach, suitably attired in as much warm clothing…

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