Evening sessions bring best results
Glorious weather and neap tides aren't usually the best for sea fishing and sessions in the middle of the day tend to be less productive than those in the evenings.
Glorious weather and neap tides aren't usually the best for sea fishing and sessions in the middle of the day tend to be less productive than those in the evenings. Catch reports have therefore been mixed but quality Codling are still showing in reasonable numbers.
North Norfolk has been patchy with Codling to 2.5lb and plenty of small Bass, Whiting and flatfish coming from Kelling but the adjoining beaches at Salthouse and Weybourne fishing quite poorly. Bass are featuring more, with fish to 4lb coming from Cromer beach. Bass to 2.5lb have also come from Trimingham and Mundesley and after a brief rough period early last week some Codling to 3.5lb were also taken.
Weed has been a problem at times but not generally enough to make beaches unfishable. Gorleston harbour has produced Codling to 3.5lb and boats have been doing well. P. Dyble had 15 Codling to 5.5lb at the weekend. Really any of the beaches between Gorleston and Southwold seem worth fishing as Codling have been reported from all of them. If you can get some peeler crab the deeper water along Lowestoft north beach is a good bet and a 5.25lb Codling came from there last week.
P. Carter had a 4.5lb Codling in the Lowestoft Sea Anglers match last Tuesday which was won by T. Harman with an 8.5lb bag. Pakefield has consistently produced Codling to 3lb as has Kessingland and Benacre. Most bags consist of one or two Codling but an exceptional catch was taken at Southwold of 21 Codling to 4.5lb and 5 Bass to 2.5lb by two anglers.