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Sea Fishing: Feast or famine this week on region’s beaches

10:34 14 February 2013

It’s been a funny old week on the region’s beaches.

Wind was all over and the up and down temperatures created a mixed set of results. Some beaches seemed almost barren of sizeable fish one day then thick with them the next, that was certainly true of the north Norfolk shingle.

A friend fished Weybourne on Saturday and struggled to find a sizeable fish with only undersized whiting and dabs for his efforts.

Holt SAC fish the same stretch on the Sunday and had their best match in years. Henry Randell decimated a strong field from a good draw at the wreck and landed 58 fish for a converted weight of 26lb 15oz of predominantly whiting. James Pearce had 41 fish and 15lb 6oz for second with Ritegear superstar Dene Conway in third with an ounce over 14lb.

Teams on the day were North Norfolk Lads with 6 points, Gutter Bashers with 7 and the Holt crack offs with 11 points. There were a total of 647 fish carded for a staggering 229lb – over 500 sizeable whiting were caught.

Not quite the same story on the east Norfolk beaches. Cromer, Trimingham, and Mundesley all produced a few whiting and dabs but also a little bit of weed on the flood.

Similar bits and pieces showed from Bacton down to Yarmouth, below Yarmouth and chances of a codling improve. There have been odd ones caught at the wreck in Gorleston and at Hopton, though chances improve again from Corton to Ness point.

Boats have had little other than whiting to show for their efforts and the tight shoals that have sat off Corton for a couple of years now seem to be harder to locate.

Lowestoft down to Aldeburgh and Orford have produced occasional codling amongst the whiting and I’ve heard of a few dogfish off Orford.

Falling tides and midday high waters over the weekend means it could be tough, particularly with westerly winds though a decent southerly on Thursday might just spark some action south of Lowestoft.

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