Rodmen go the distance for their sport

SEA FISHING: A relatively quiet week on the regions beaches has seen local anglers travelling further afield or trying new venues and methods in an attempt to get some sport. Across the wash in Lincolnshire there are still a few rays and smoothounds showing while this side has been tough. Kayakers have found a few bass out from Hunstanton and Brancaster, further round there have been one or two codling they've managed to winkle out of the wreck at Weybourne though the mackerel have been hit and miss.

From Sheringham down to Sea Palling it's been generally quiet, weed has been a nuisance but those fishing through it have only managed a few school bass. It's a similar story around Yarmouth with a few bass reported from Winterton and Caister and flatfish mostly from Gorleston and Hopton. Paul Turrell did something different and found a few small herring on small lures in Lowestoft harbour, it's difficult to imagine a few bass not being too far away from a ready food source like that.

Dunwich, Southwold and Aldeburgh have all produced a few school bass and flatfish, though reports of sole are scant at best. I think best prospetcs for the week ahead lie in the rivers. The Ouse and the Yare mouths have produced bass, eels and flounders for the matchmen and as our beaches fill with holidaymakers for the summer they could well provide the pleasure angler with some sport too.

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