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After an absolutely beautiful Saturday spend doing all sorts of DIY round the house Sunday morning dawned damp and cold and as I made my way to Fairhaven, Lytham St. Annes for the first sea fishing match of the year the weather got progressively worse. Oh well, a bit of rain wasn’t going to stop me and I was was first there I parked up, donned some waterproofs and watched the birds on the lake for a while. I was quickly joined by the guys from Blackpool and Layton Angling…

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As we’ve obviously got the fly fishing bug we went to Ted Carter Fishing Tackle in Preston last weekend to have a look, and ultimately purchase, a couple of fly fishing vests. These have more pockets than you could ever need and are made so that when you’re roaming around looking for a spot to place a fly you don’t have to carry a bag. There are pockets for fly boxes, line, spare reels, even drinks. We’ve not used them yet but we have made sure we can get all…

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After some truly atrocious weather over the winter that convinced me that winter fishing is for those of a more hardy nature than myself it seems that spring has arrived in full force so I joined the guys from Blackpool and Layton Angling Society (BLAS) for the first sea fishing match of the new season at the sea front next to Fairhaven Lake, Lytham, Lancashire. Although the bait for choice for Flounder at this time of year is Peeler Crab I couldn’t get hold of any so armed with a…

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Well not exactly a fiesta but the first match of season for Blackpool and Layton Angling Society (BLAS) got off to a cracking start today with light winds and glorious sunshine as the eight of us met up at lunchtime at Fairhaven Lake, Lytham, which sits on the other side of the promenade to the Ribble Estuary into which we would be fishing. The target species today was Flounder as they moved into the river with the tide to feed on crabs, worms or whatever else these greedy fish can…

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Almost every angler who’s been sea fishing for a while will have caught a few Flounder in his or her day but there are still people out there that rate this fish as hard to find. Once you’ve figured out where they are – catching them is relatively straight forward and doesn’t require any special tackle although if you fish with a the lightest set up you can get away with these usually overlooked flat predators can put up a fait fight that during the spring months will put a…

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Just a quick plug for a couple of blogs regarding one of our local rivers, the Ribble. Internationally important for it’s diverse ecosystem it meanders 75 miles from West Yorkshire through Lancashire into the Irish Sea. The Ribble Cycle Diaries A blog dedicated to the River Ribble, one of Britain’s last great wilderness areas, full of wild beauty, with many moods and seasons as it meanders through its Green Belt and Floodplains. Save The Ribble Dedicated to preserving the beauty of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks ‘vision’ to…

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The weather forecast yesterday was horrific with almost 40mph winds and heavy rain so we cancelled our sea fishing trip and hence didn’t get any bait. Imagine my frustration on waking this morning to a light breeze and glorious sunshine – oh well, British weather, what can you do? Not wanting to waste the fine weather I went walking around the Marshside RSPB reserve, near Southport, Merseyside. The drive took about 15 minutes and as I approached the car park down the coastal road I spotted a few bright white…

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