I'm at a loss as to what has happened to my other reports for November, I'll keep looking for them as they have to be here somewhere!

EDP report 26/11/14

Anglers from all around the country descended on north Norfolk last weekend to compete in the National Sea League final 2014. The weather was less windy than it has been in recent years for this match, though Sunday was particularly wet, it didn’t stop the fish feeding though and all of the teams carded points on both days. Matches of this stature attract the cream of the countries match anglers along with the local top rods, some of the teams of five littered with current internationals and it was one of those teams that took the top spot. Prime Angling claimed the honours over the two days with a combined points total of 49 points, seven ahead of Tronixpro in second on 56 points. Garry Evans match team were third with 79. The top placed local team was Southwold with 104 points, well done Gary, John, Steve, Andy, and Shane. Around ¾ of a tonne of fish were carded and returned over the 2 days, really putting the region on the match fishing map. Top individuals over the weekend were Darren Bond who won his section both days for 2 points but had a marginally better weight than Shane Russell in second. Brett Green was third with a section win and second highlighting how very competitive the match scene is at the highest level.

Temperatures are set to fall through this week and this might help a bit I think. There are the usual sprats around which often get the codling fixated, perhaps a temperature shift will move the fish closer to the deck and less inclined to be chasing fish around, we’ll see. We’re coming up to the best of our winter fishing in my opinion, bettered only by the spring. I’m hopeful that we’ll start to see a few more better fish amongst the small ones, rumours are that there are a few in the 5-6lb bracket though these have generally been poor conditioned fish, that will change quickly if they get inshore for a feed.