Sea Fishing: Rite Gear hold off Avenue for league title

The pattern has continued this week on the whole, the east Norfolk beaches seem to have a bit of variety on them whilst it's flats on the shingle and whiting and occasional codling down south.

The final match of the Norfolk teams of five took place last weekend at Bacton, this match has produced a lot of fish in previous years but most anglers found it a struggle this year.

Henry Randell took the individual honours on the day but Team Rite Gear held off a strong challenge from Avenue Angling to win the league, with Avenue in second and Morston Creek Boys third.

Anglers had better luck on adjoining beaches, perhaps when it was a little quieter.

There have been school bass at Trimingham, Mundesley, Walcott and Cart Gap with some pretty large pouts too at Bacton, local rod Andy Locke managed three over the pound mark on recent tides.

Codling are a real bonus in the east but there have been a few and a few dogfish too.

The shingle in the north is still producing some flatfish and it can only be a matter of time before there's a few bass about too.

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The school bass seem to like the gulley beaches as those gullies fill with shrimp and crabs, they like a surf too so watch out for a northwest in the forecast.

Further south to Yarmouth and there have been a few flats, whiting and very occasional codling at the usual marks.

I know a swallow doesn't make a summer but I do wonder if this unseasonably warm weather will bring things forward, we could see the crabs moult early which will give chances of some codling with the bass from Yarmouth down, we may even see some early sole.

The deep water venues have been scratchy with whiting, codlets and dogfish, Aldeburgh is another place that produces a few large bass most years, it could well be worth a go for them if the weather holds.

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