Codling are showing well

SEA FISHING: There seems to have been a few fish to catch on most of the region's beaches this last week. There are plenty of whiting showing and a few codling from Orford, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, the codling seem to be showing well into the ebb.

The whiting are showing well further up the coast towards Lowestoft with most beaches yielding a few, most are on the small side but there are a few better fish on the night tides.

It's a similar story from Hopton, Gorleston and the Yarmouth beaches with plenty of whiting and the occasional codling to liven things up, weed can still be an issue above the outer harbour though the fish still seem to be feeding in it.

This is good news indeed ahead of the Mark Alsop Memorial charity open match this coming Sunday.

The match will be fished on Yarmouth's central and north beach, booking in is from 8.30am at the Lacon Arms, Alderson Road, Great Yarmouth and the match will be fished from 10am to 3pm, �10 all in with the usual donation to the Macmillan cancer charity.

For more information email or call John Abbott on 07773 389121. Mark was a well known character on Yarmouth's beaches and is sorely missed by those that knew him well, it's a well supported open match, I hope to see lots of you there.

The region has had some good news on the casting front too. Dave Richardson of Lowestoft won the gold medal for the 150gm weight at this year's world championships in St Cyprien, south of France, with a stunning cast of 259.14m.

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Dave wasn't going to settle for just the one gong though, he finished with the silver medal in the 175gm and team bronze to complete his collection.

A massive well done to Dave and the rest of the England team.

There have been a few fish on the east Norfolk beaches too, with school bass amongst the small whiting from Palling up to Cromer. Trimingham has been the pick of the bunch again with school bass, whiting and some reasonable dabs.

Above Cromer and it's a similar story with plenty of fish on the shingle ridge too. Lots of school bass and flatfish have been reported from Weybourne, Salthouse and Cley.

Kelling fished really well during the North Norfolk League teams of five last Sunday.

A total of 10lb 12oz of fish won the match for Graham Simkin and there were some pretty good back up weights too.

The north and east Norfolk beaches should fish well following the northerly winds forecast this week and should keep some colour in the water in the south despite the high pressure.

As we move into the autumn proper all the signs are encouraging for the cod season and it's good to hear that most of the regions beaches are producing a few fish.