17 Oct 2017 by Phil White

The weather over the last fortnight has been quite lovely with some warm days and sunny skies. This has allowed our anglers to get out and enjoy some excellent sport with a variety of species.

Offshore

The Bass fishing has been superb with some cracking fish showing, we have had quite a few fish around
6-7lb and a lot around 3-4 lb, these fish are further off on the banks and will move off soon.

There are plenty of Thornbacks around with some really lovely fish up to 10lb reported, these fish will stay around for most of the winter depending on water temperature and food.

There are lots of Whiting showing up in all areas, some of these fish are a decent size, best baits are fish and lug.

Inshore

There are lots more Thornbacks showing in most areas and these are very welcome with the absence of cod at the moment, best baits are squid and herring.

The whiting are pushing into all the Estuaries in good numbers and this is good news when the weather does not allow us to get further out. The dabs are starting to feed on the small tides.

The piers and shore marks are producing Whiting, Thornbacks and Dabs with the odd codling, best tides are springs mid flood to mid ebb.

Prospects are excellent but this depends on weather the cod show up, there are reports of a few more than last winter so fingers crossed.