Mayweed brings early finish

The first signs of 'mayweed' have shown along the north Norfolk coast with anglers at Mundesley reporting smelly slime covering conventional weed. They gave up their session as the weed became too heavy.

The first signs of 'mayweed' have shown along the north Norfolk coast with anglers at Mundesley reporting smelly slime covering conventional weed. They gave up their session as the weed became too heavy.

Not every tide or venue has produced it, but with winds swinging between north and south-west it's sure to stir more up. Fishing drops off with this weed in the water and a rough-up is needed to disperse it.

Surprisingly for May there are still a few decent codling about. A few to 3lb have come from the rough ground at Weybourne and Sheringham along with bass to 4lb. Cromer beach has also produced a few bass to 3lb as has Overstrand and Trimingham. At Scratby a nice 6lb cod was caught with numbers of school bass.

The Lowestoft area has been poor with a few dogfish on the south pier. Beaches seem off form with very few sizeable fish at all, but further along at Southwold the pier produced a 3lb codling and a 5lb bass. There was also a 5lb cod reported at Orford along with some dogfish and whiting.


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