Search

Free with the EDP and Evening News today - 56-page Wembley Souvenir Picture Special Pink Un

Sea Fishing: Codling and bass are ready to bite

15:49 02 May 2012

The winds of the weekend played havoc with sport but promised some quality fishing as we move into May.

Holt SAC had planned to fish the last leg of their summer accumulator at Bacton. Mountainous seas put paid to that and after a look in at Cley the match was moved to the Ouse at King’s Lynn.

Lots of freshwater running into the estuary didn’t help sport and aside from a few small flounders catches were poor. Henry Randell took the top spot with a solitary flounder for 6oz, Tony Thomas managed two fish for an eye watering 3oz with Mike Watts coming third with a single fish for 2oz.

At the time of writing the sea looks perfect and I know there will have been a few bass caught in the early part of this week and I wouldn’t be surprised if there aren’t a few codling with them too.

Anglers braving the wind and rain on the east Norfolk beaches have been rewarded with plenty of school bass and some nice codling to 3lb from the rough ground beats. With tides building towards springs I can only see more and better bass showing over the next week or so, particularly if you can time your session to coincide with a dying northerly blow.

Cart Gap round to the Yarmouth beaches have produced a few bass and codling, it shouldn’t be too long before the hounds start showing around Caister and Hopton, they’ve turned up on those beaches for a couple of years and unlike most of our beaches they seem to hang about on these beaches.

There have still been a few codling caught in the rough ground at Corton down to Ness point and there will be some nice bass along this stretch too. Lowestoft has been generally slower than the beaches above Ness point but it’s only a matter of time before the sole show from the south pier down and on the beaches down to Southwold.

It’s definitely worth a chuck this week, building tides and a lovely rolling sea with a bit of colour will produce some decent fish so, if you can get out, this is the week to do it.

0 comments

Other North Norfolk sport

Yesterday, 15:33
Alistair MacKinnon leading a pack of cars at Rockingham. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

After an eventful start to the British GT Championship at Oulton Park, Cromer’s Alistair MacKinnon bounced back with fourth place at Rockingham – which he hopes will lead to a podium place in the upcoming Silverstone 500, the blue riband event of the series.

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sophie McKinna in action. Picture: Tony Payne

Sophie McKinna equalled her own county record on a day of outstanding performances at the Norfolk Athletics Championship at Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Rail unions have called off a train strike planned for Bank Holiday Monday - the day of Norwich’s Wembley play-off final.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Cricket.

Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:33
Alistair MacKinnon leading a pack of cars at Rockingham. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

After an eventful start to the British GT Championship at Oulton Park, Cromer’s Alistair MacKinnon bounced back with fourth place at Rockingham – which he hopes will lead to a podium place in the upcoming Silverstone 500, the blue riband event of the series.

Read more
America
Thursday, May 15, 2008

SHERINGHAM made it two wins out of two in Norfolk Alliance Division Two with a comfortable victory at Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway.

After electing to bowl first, Sheringham soon had their breakthrough as C Carey struck in the second over.

Read more
Wed, 19:26
Luciano Becchio of Norwich City in action in the Capital One Cup against Crawley Town at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
Picture by Richard Calver/Focus Images Ltd

Argentinian striker Luciano Becchio is one of six players Norwich City have this evening confirmed will be leaving the club this summer.

Read more
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Charles Sanders. Photo: Karen Bethell

Organising the club coaches has been a huge task for Charles Sanders, managing director of Sanders Coaches.

Read more
Norwich City
Yesterday, 07:00
Norwich City chairman Alan Bowkett celebrates with the Championship play-off trophy. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Canaries chairman Alan Bowkett was in the thick of the celebrations on the pitch after City’s Wembley victory but there was one player in particular he made a beeline for, striker Cameron Jerome.

Read more
Neil Adams

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition