Aldeburgh is the place to be

SEA FISHING: I half expected the Indian summer to slow things on the region's beaches but it's been pretty much more of the same, though evening tides are better all round.

Whiting seem to be on every beach between Aldeburgh and Yarmouth. There are still a few school bass from Yarmouth to the shingle with a few more flatfish showing around the coast too.

Aldeburgh has been the pick of the venues, particularly at night. Plenty of whiting, a few dogfish and a meagre sprinkling of codling around the 2lb mark have been taken from the Brudenell to the dirty wall.

Almost identical reports from Orford as you'd expect, I think Aldeburgh benefits with the reports as more people are fishing the stretch. Southwold, Dunwich, Kessingland and round to Lowestoft have given similar as far as the whiting are concerned.

The South Pier has given similar catches and there's still good chances of a sole off there.


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The North Beach usually holds a few codling in the old defences from Ness Point to Corton, be prepared to lose some kit though.

Hopton has produced whiting with some smoothound pups though I haven't heard of any hounds bigger than a few ounces. Gorleston has whiting too and again the wreck provides a feature that usually attracts a codling or two.

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Above Caister and round to Cromer and the story has been a weedy one, unfortunately it's often the case with persistent south-westerly winds.

Red weed has been thick from Sea Palling up, and particularly bad from Walcott through to Cromer, some beats are thick with it on the strand line.

It's not been too bad on the shingle though and several reports mentioned school bass and flatfish.

Light southerly winds, warm days and high pressure have to make a difference heading into the weekend and I would imagine that unless you're fishing at night around Yarmouth or southwards, it could be quite tough going this week.

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