EDP report 20/01/16

Sport remains largely unchanged this week despite the heavy seas. The shingle bank was breached in a couple of places in the last week, that didn't deter Holt SAC or the fish come to that. They fished at Weybourne last Wednesday Charlie Needham took the top spot with 6lb 14oz. Tony Thomas was second with 6lb 9oz and Luke Brierley third with 2lb 2oz. They fish the 3rd leg of the winter accumulator at Kelling last Sunday. The result looked like the Mr and Mrs show as Suffolk raiders John and his England ladies team member wife, Adele took the top two places, John holding the Smith family bragging rights by 2oz with his 8lb 11oz, Mike Watts was third with 8lb 4oz.

Whiting and flats continue to dominate catches, i notice also that the areas that were fishing well for codling have slowed down a bit over the week. Boaters have had better luck, I saw David Wright had a few off Southwold, I'm not sure if its a sign that there's a few more about or if David just caught the conditions right after the blow, proves though that its still worth a go when the conditions are favourable.

EDP report 13/01/16

EDP report 06/01/16

Happy New Year! It continues to be a struggle to find many decent codling though there are good numbers of flats and whiting on the shingle in the north. Holt SAC had a busy festive leriod, they fished Weybourne on the 30th, Tony Thomas taking top spot with 15lb 7oz. Henry Randell was second with 14lb 8oz and Charlie Needham third with a level 14lb. That match was followed by the New Year open and Nelson shield, the open result saw Suffolk raider John Smith card 16lb 3oz, whilst Gary Medler and Paul Tovell shared second with 13lb 11oz apiece. Those two won the club section with Henry Randell third with 13lb 1oz.

There have been a few codling below Yarmouth but theyre thin on the ground to say the least. Recent heavy seas have played havoc too with access to the dirty wall at Aldeburgh not driveable for the Orford Ness club anglers, a large section of the shingle road washed away though you can still walk up. The weird weather has seen the rays start early in Essex and Kent, they are getting a few dogfish with them and theres still goid chances of a codling down there. The bass ban came into force too on New Years day, recreational anglers are reminded to return any bass they catch.