Things can only improve

These really have proved to be two difficult months for East Anglia's sea anglers. Starting in the south of the region, 24 anglers recently fished a club match at Orford Ness, only four sizeable fish were weighed in, two codling were the highlight of the day.

These really have proved to be two difficult months for East Anglia's sea anglers.

Starting in the south of the region, 24 anglers recently fished a club match at Orford Ness, only four sizeable fish were weighed in, two codling were the highlight of the day. It's no better as we head up the coast, the guys in the kayaks are still finding a few out of casting range of the beach anglers, but again these tend to be those 2-3lb codling that aren't quite ready to join their larger brethren spawning yet. Precious few whiting and only occasional flatties and rockling have been showing in the Lowestoft area.

Reports from Yarmouth have been scant with only occasional flatfish showing, blanks seems to be the dominant result from here up to Cromer, the shallow sandy beaches of east Norfolk suffering most at the hands of winter it seems. Fishing is more consistent once you get above Sheringham to the shingle ridge.

Not too much beach is exposed at low water so the sand doesn't get frosted like the east Norfolk beaches, the flatties seem to like that and one or two nice flounders and dabs have shown amongst the palm sized flatfish.


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The forecast for the coming week holds little or no respite from the cold weather that's had such a bearing on our sport this winter, with March on the horizon, things can only get better.

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