Round 4 of the WSF/BLAS Winter League saw us fishing high water for the first time this winter at the Seacombe Ferry end of the Town Hall stretch of promenade. The man setting the pace in the early stages was Roy Schofield who took three nice Codling in the first half of the match with the best of them measuring 49cm. But was it to be enough to secure the win? Find out here…
The final round of this years WSF/BLAS Summer League was a 4 way shootout with Dale, Roy, and the two Dave’s all in contention to take this years overall title. Dale Edwards was leading the way and he was also the man to beat for the specimen fish trophy. All in was called and it was apparent pretty quickly that the fish were here, and in some serious numbers too. But who would put the most fish on the score card to win this years title?
Mark was debating whether to fish Kinmel Bay on Sunday night or whether to stay local and fish Formby. He decided on the latter, and after getting his gear together and the blow lug he’d dug the day before, Mark was on the beach and first bait in the water for 6.10am. There was a nice n/w breeze between 10 and 12mph which was giving a good steady surf nothing too big. Mark had had his best bass from Formby in near identical conditions 2 years ago and so he knew the beach could produce. But would it produce today? Find out here…
MATCH POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
Blackpool & Layton Angling Society and Wirral Sea Fishing present the Bill ‘Sparky’ Lomax Memorial Match.
Sunday December 18th, fish 11am to 3pm, the Kingslake Road stretch (left of the Egremont Ferry Pub).
This is an open match so everybody is welcome to fish.
For more details click here
After a successful session last weekend on the hounds Bruce and his son Dylan wanted to get in on some more smoothy action. They had two venues in mind, one in North Wales and the other was to be the Rock Channel. There was a lot to live up to after the fantastic session they’d had. Would they manage a repeat performance…oh yes, that and much, much more in fact! Read the full report here….
Richie had been building his stocks of peeler ready for the start of the smoothhound run. With a WSW breeze and overcast skies conditions looked perfect and so he and IanK made the long walk along the Rock Channel sandbank for the first time this year. Crab baits were launched seawards and it was game on for the new season! Bang! It only took 30 seconds for Richie and he was into one. Read the full report here.
This year’s BLAS/WSF Summer League got underway at Caldy, with 20 anglers looking to open their account and get some points on the board. There was a mixture of familiar faces and league debutants which was really pleasing to see. We all had a chat about the match fished yesterday and how patchy it had been. Would it be the same today or would the fish show up in numbers? There was only one way to find out and that was to get down onto the beach and get going. Click here to find out who took the honours.
After arriving at Porth Dafarch and taking a 50 minute stroll along the headland, Kev and Maerig set up camp on a comfortable ledge and waited for darkness. A few dogfish started off the action, shortly aftwards Kev took a nice three bearded rockling of 2lb. More action was to come, click here to read the full report.
Joe and Degs headed out to Anglesey for their first outing of 2016. They headed to the north of the island to dodge the swell. Quarry for the day was conger. Find out how they got on here…
With Santa Claus having treated Roy to a new rod, reel and braid, he was keen to christen them. And so he headed down to Perch Rock armed with a couple of wraps of frozen premium quality Hoylake suey to fish the first 2hrs of the flood. So much for the dreaded ‘new rod syndrome’, it was a fish a chuck! Read the full report here…