Trimingham yields some decent cod
SEA FISHING: Sport continues its recent improvement and even the return of diving temperatures and easterly winds had little effect, with most beaches in the region yielding a few fish.
Sport continues its recent improvement and even the return of diving temperatures and easterly winds had little effect, with most beaches in the region yielding a few fish.
Granted, most of the fish being caught have been undersized round fish and flatfish, but there have been a few sizeable fish caught right round the coast. Fish baits are worth a go this time of the year too. You should find a few dogfish and the chance of a ray, so give them a go through April.
In north Norfolk the shingle ridge is producing plenty of flatfish, pouts and undersize codling. There have been some nice flounders and dabs amongst the bits and pieces on the shingle and it's good to see a few small codling showing there too.
The north east Norfolk beaches have been consistent too, with similar catches to those on the shingle reported from several beaches. Pick of the bunch has been Trimingham with a few codling between 2 and 4lb along with some dogfish and at least one good bass around 6lb amongst the pouts and flatfish.
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The same story continues as we move round to Yarmouth and Lowestoft - plenty of dogfish, school bass and occasional better codling.
Stephen Boyce organised a charity match on Lowestoft's south pier in aid of Sport Relief, with less than a pound needed to win it. At least a few pounds were raised for charity. Stephen won it with 14oz.
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There have been a couple of nice sole reported from Thorpeness, but it's the undersized rounds and flatfish that dominate. Aldeburgh and Orford have yielded small codling, school bass and flatfish with a few sizeable codling amongst the bits too.
All things even the spring season looks to be picking up a bit of pace and this month should see mixed bags reported from most beaches.