Sea Fishing: Beeton takes win by a single ounce

Things have been quieter this week, smaller tides and nothing winds haven't helped though I would expect a few this week on the larger tides after the hooly of a northwest we've had.

In the north the shingle ridge has produced plenty of dabs along with a few whiting, rockling and founders. Holt SAC's latest match at Kelling was a tight affair, Bill Beeton just sneaking first from Tony Thomas by a solitary ounce, Bill had a reasonable 19 fish for 3lb 6oz ahead of Tony with 3lb 5oz and Paul Thorburn a further 3oz back with 3lb 2oz.

There were weights right through the field and plenty of undersized fish too, once the sea calms down a little those flatties will feed like mad and I should think there will be some nice ones up there this week.

East Norfolk has been largely unfishable with surf breaking hundreds of yards offshore though it does offer promise for when it calms enough to be fishable, with high water into the evening and big tides towards the weekend there could well be a few fish about between Cromer and Sea Palling.

Some friends fished Mundesley just before the wind set in hoping for a codling or maybe a few dogfish, unfortunately they struggled only managing rockling and pin whiting. I'm sure it will be different on this week's tides especially as it warms up again towards the weekend. Rough ground still seems to hold a few and there should be more after the rough up.

Round to Yarmouth and down to Lowestoft and it's a similar story, better fish a bonus and most of the better ones localised around the features and rough ground. There have been one or two from the Gorleston wreck, Corton and Lowestoft north beach, as there have been most of the winter.

Interesting to note that the boat catches off Corton seem to have eased, the hope was those fish would give us a spring run, they may yet and the weather may have just shifted them off a bit.

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Further south and it does seem to have been quieter this week though I'd expect a few this week on the bigger tides, we should also start to see some variety in the reports. I think east Norfolk will be the place to go given the tides and winds this week.