Sea Fishing: Beaches in south give best chance of codling

It has been another decent week on the region's beaches. There seem to be a few fish around most of our beaches with the southernmost giving you the best chances of a codling.

In the north all the talk is of the upcoming National Sea League final over the weekend of December 1/2. Holt SAC fished their latest club match at Weybourne and had some decent results which, weather permitting, bodes well for the Sea League final. Sheringham ace Tony Thomas took the honours with 5lbs 7ozs, Sam Attew came in second with 4lbs 9ozs and Ivan Allison third with 4lbs 8ozs. Dabs and flounders were the mainstay along with a few whiting and rockling. Interesting to note that there were no school bass and I haven't seen any reported further round either.

East Norfolk has been steady, there seem to be fewer flats and a few more whiting than the shingle though nothing like as many whitings as are showing from Yarmouth southwards. My old mate Ron mount fished Corton last weekend and couldn't keep two rods fishing for whiting bites, he took some nice sized fish too. There are a few codling showing along Lowestoft north though whiting and dabs seem to be the mainstay from Lowestoft round to Southwold. There have been codling off Southwold pier and a few more along Aldeburgh and Orford along with the obligatory whiting. I think it could be quite good down south this weekend too, despite small tides. The wind is forecast a pretty stiff southerly going westerly over the weekend, if it does it should put some colour in and a bit of sea on below Yarmouth, those getting in on the back of that should do all right.

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