Cod Expedition – Saturday Night, Crosby, Merseyside.

We’d planned to go up to Rossall, Fleetwood last weekend but the wind direction and strength played havoc with our plans so I arranged to meet a few friends at the venue known as Hall Road which is basically the sea front at Crosby, Liverpool.

This venue can throw up some good fish but needs an onshore wind so with the wind blowing up to 20 miles per hour left to right (Southerly) our chances weren’t good but we managed to find a space and launched our lugworm baited rigs into the night. We soon found that the Cod were not in and all either myself or Wendy could manage were a few tiny Whiting of about 6″ long. We heard that a larger fish had been ‘lost’ while bringing it over the promenade railings but no-one we know saw it.

So not a very good start to the winters Cod fishing but we’re still waiting for a major drop in temperature. That should bring the Cod and the larger Whiting in. Good to be out though and like they say, “If you haven’t got a line in the water, you’ll never catch a fish”.


  1. Big rick said:

    Fishing By town hall new Brighton friend had 2Ib cod I had couple of codling as well looking to break my all time record this winter need to find myself a 5ib cod to catch anyone give me some good information in the northwest thanks to all an good look

    October 30, 2011
    • Stu said:

      Hi Rick

      My best shots this winter for a big Cod are going to be Rossall, Fleetwood fishing either high or low in darkness or Seaforth Rocks in the Liverpool Dock complex (you’ll need a pass). Have a look at the forum, loads of great guys on there with some great info.


      October 31, 2011
  2. Peter said:

    Hi Stu

    I know your article is a few years old now but I’m a newbie to sea fishing and I’ve been scouring the internet for articles about fishing in the northwest. I read your article and a few others which mentioned hall road and living in Southport, I decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a bit of a disaster and so I wrote a blog about it. I’ve put the link to it in the url section of your comment form, hope you don’t mind.
    I’m looking forward to the winter cod having so far missed out on the bass and only caught a couple of flounders and an eel.


    August 14, 2014
    • Stu said:

      Hi peter, thanks for reading, at least you had a try. hall road is one of those venues, it’s either great or a waste of time. But you’ll def. not catch if you don’t have a go 🙂

      August 17, 2014

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