Vinnyand Sam Jerram , Les and myself went up to morcambe to fish the North west surfcasting associations annual two day comp. conditions were horrible strong side winds combined with fast moving tide and lots of weed. We all caught ourfirst plaice of the year but it was tough going. Les did ok on the first day with 7 fish to get 4th out of 14 in his zone I had 5 for 6th in the zone Vinny and Sam were lower down with Sam being amongst a number of blanks on the notoriously hard venue Vinny and Sam were not staying over but Les and I were making a weekend of it! 6.30 and we were having our first pint and looking at the menu at the weatherspoons 200 yards from our hotel . We got back there around 12.30 full of mixed grill lager and rum ! A little bit worse for wear! Still sleep in next day!
Next day weather was a bit kinder although the fishing was equally as hard . I managed 5 fish for 6 th in my zone while les had 2 think Vinny had two and Sam got in on the plaice action as well. Unfortunately we didn't bother the top places although think I managed top3rd of the strong field so happy with that. Surprising number of decent codling although none of us got them. Plenty of flounders a few plaice including a belter of 50 cm for Welsh angler Dafyyd Hughes. Few dogs and dabs too . Top baits were peeler ,lug and creeper rag. Enjoyed the weekend but hard fishing .. 4 local lads in the top 5places the other being made up with world champ Joe Arch.