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Bass making an appearance around the region’s beaches

14:12 13 June 2012

There are still plenty of bass showing, with fish reported from most beaches from Southwold up.

The unseasonal lows brought a wind that certainly gave the south of the region a good old stir-up – this brought a few codling in to feed with the bass too and several were reported along with a few dogfish and the ever present whiting.

Unfortunately the swell put the smoothounds off and I haven’t seen a single one reported this week, though I’m still hopeful there’ll be a few when the sea finally flattens off a bit.

Holt SAC’s latest match was fished at Salthouse last Sunday; a superb bass of 5lb 13oz caught first cast by John Carter obliterated the field. Henry Randell was a further 4lb odd away in second with 1lb 3oz of flatties. Dene Conway came in third with 15oz. Seems most of the flatties were in the gulley, though I am surprised there were not more bass caught.

The east beaches continue to produce plenty of school bass, with occasional better fish, and I’ve heard the first reports of mackerel off Cromer Pier.

The conditions aren’t right for the mackerel yet and I’ve only heard of odd ones caught coming to bait rather than lures. Weed has been a problem at times, but is rarely there for the full tide.

The wind goes through all four points this week with a sustained south based blow later in the week.

This will keep surf on in the south of the patch that will likely see more bass and occasional codling caught below Yarmouth, the wind earlier in the week favouring the eastern and northern beaches.

Hopefully a bit of a lift will encourage some fish to feed despite the neaps.

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