Its been quite a good week on the regions beaches, some nice seas and plenty of variety in catches. The bass appear to be shoaling ready for heading off to Biscay or wherever they head these days. Several excellent catches made from the shingle round to the eastern beaches with some lovely conditioned fish in the 2-5lb bracket. Before the sea lifted when the water was flat and clear there were some nice fish taken on lures too, an excellent end to the seasons bass fishing. Holt SAC found a few bass in feeding mood in their latest match at Salthouse, Paul Tovell took top spot with 9 fish for 6lb 4oz including the biggest bass at 2lb 9oz. Shane Brown had 9 fish too for 5lb 6oz and Shane Scarff was third with 2lb 13oz. Good luck to those members away fishing the Daiwa pairs in Ireland.
Yarmouth down to Lowestoft there are still a few small hounds around when conditions are right and there have been a few codling here and there for the long casters. The Suffolk beaches have produced a few rays throughout the season and the whiting and codling are starting to show here too. Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Orford are producing more codling with some reasonable early season fish 2-4lb, but it’s the Essex beaches were they seem to be showing with real consistency. I’m sure those Thames fish will soon head up this way further and all looks promising for a decent season.