Sea Fishing: Estuaries provide sport as beaches draw blanks

It's been a very quiet week on the region's beaches – changeable weather hasn't helped, although building tides and evening high waters will help things into the weekend.

There have been precious few fish reported in the north, a few dabs on the shingle and some school bass in east Norfolk.

There are some sole about between Yarmouth and Southwold, but even they've gone off, whilst the sea has been scruffy. The estuaries have been the places to go with some cracking match weights.

The final match of the estuary championships was held at Sutton Bridge. George Smith from Grimsby had eels and flounders for 12lb 11oz, Hampshire raider Andrew Dawkins had 25 fish for 10lb 4oz and second with Jeff Stannard third with 9lb 11oz. Andrew Dawkins narrowly held off George and Stephen Boyce to claim the series.

With the Olympics over and the beaches quiet, you might want to throw your support behind the England casting teams this coming Saturday. They'll be going for gold in the world fishing games in Greece and there's a cast-off to select the A and B teams at the field on Browston Lane, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth.

That should be well worth a watch, and the place to go to get some help putting a few extra yards on your fishing cast.

Unlike the elite athletes, these guys have to fund themselves, so go along, get some free advice and maybe buy some raffle tickets, and get to see some of the world's best casters in action. For more information call Kev on 07795 967551.