Beach scene suffers in conditions

The weather has certainly been changeable with strong easterlies roughing the sea up like a January day, then calm, humid weather returning within the day.

The weather has certainly been changeable with strong easterlies roughing the sea up like a January day, then calm, humid weather returning within the day.

Unfortunately this has not been very good for beach angling, although there were a few codling to 3lb taken from Cart Gap as the sea calmed last Friday. Even though it is June, small codling are being caught on many beaches around the coast.

There were also a few decent bass with Southwold producing some to 6lb from the harbour and the town's south beach. There were also quite a few eels showing with one angler taking 22 along with a couple of sole and bass to 2lb. A few more sole have been showing from the stretch Kessingland to Southwold Pier, and if the water stays coloured more should be caught over the next month. Ragworm or lugworm are usually the top baits for sole.