The area just off the Fylde coast and into
Morecambe bay provides for
excellent fixed ground fishing.
The summer session generally starts in May coinciding with the first peel of
shore crabs, when Smoothhound and Sea Bass can be readily caught. The arrival
in late May/early June of Mackerel heralds the arrival of large numbers of Tope,
which can be caught less than 1/2 mile from the shore. General boat
fishing tends to bring Plaice, Dabs, Thornback ray, Pollock,
Herring, Whiting, summer Coddling and the occasional Black Bream.
Cod is the main stay of winter fishing generally arriving in mid October and
staying until February/March. Recent catches have been poor but many small
coddling are returning. Some of the better known marks are within 1.5 miles of the
launch site, some others much less than that.
For hints, tips, marks and loads of useful advice download
Guide to Boat Fishing with The Fylde Boat Angling Club the guide is based on many years
of experience fishing off
the Fylde Coast including tractor starting, launching and boat retrieval from