The most prolific
fish caught from amble are cod the season starts mid march/early
April fishing the hard ground around Coquet island, Druridge bay
and Cresswell Skere which is only 6 miles (40 minutes steam) from
As the season progresses so the fish spread further to the north
so mid may to mid June being the best months with codlings at 2lbto3lb
average, last year there were quite a few fish caught on the UPHOLDER
around the 6lb to 8lb mark And at least ten cod over 10lb ,not monster
fish but still good fish for rough ground fishing. Over the past
few seasons with the introduction of braid lines we have been using
12lb/15lb class tackle with 30lb braid line (in water less than
100ft) which seems to cut the tide better and gives more sport to
2lb /3lb codling.
Rigs for codling
have been hokkis and daylights baited with thin strips of squid
Or rag worm, undoubtedly the best bait has been peeler crab, but
for convenience calamari squid can be kept in the freeze and reused
and is only £2 a box. Fresh Mackerel has also fished well
cut into fine strips. The idea of cutting the bait into fine strips
is to give the bait movement in the water and also a scent Mid July
sees the start of the wreck fishing with the best ling being taken
on Fresh mackerel flappers and squid fished on long flowing traces.
The best ling last year was 18lb,and the best cod was 17lb caught
by Stan Carr, a novice angler from Ponteland (see photo above).
caught from Amble are Pollock, pouting, coalfish, catfish, place,
Wrasse and last year we had an angler fish (see photo).
the most enjoyable and relaxing way to fish a wreck is at anchor.
Anchoring over the wrecks can be arranged. (Its recommended that
only 8 anglers fish at one time)
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