Bass invasion makes life interesting on the coast

SEA FISHING: The past week's heatwave has produced a bass invasion, with the North Norfolk coast proving the place to be.

All along the shingle bank from Cley to Weybourne anglers have been taking 20 or so bass in a session, with some reasonable flatfish adding to the fun.

Although many of the bass are still flirting with the size limit, fish up to 6lb have been taken, with lots in the 2-3lb range.

Cromer, Overstrand and Trimingham have also been in form, with bass up to 5lb.

Although the rise in sea temperatures is likely to start the crab moult, lugworm and squid baits are also producing some fish.

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Winds have been picking up, producing a good surf. Bass love the oxygenated water that the waves produce and the bass fishing could get even better.

Offshore the boats are also doing well, with bass to 6lb, some big cod and thornback making life interesting.

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Prospects for the weekend are excellent, with high tides on the way.

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