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The Fishing

Silecroft gives access to Estuaries and the Irish Sea with fishing over Sand, Rough ground, Reefs and for the more experienced and competent skippers the chance to visit more distant wrecks.

Lugworm  and Peeler crab can be dug/collected locally, while Sandeel can be trawled for on local Sand Bars. Mackerel is also usually plentiful the summer months. For the anglers without bait Hokais and Redgills usually catch Cod and Pollack.

 

 

Black-Leg rock - at low water.

A number of Rocks - Black Leg Rock , Scala Fold Style Rock, Selker Rocks & Drigg Rocks - show themselves at low water on big spring tides So be careful!

The Fish

Club records for 36 species exist from Silecroft with Bass, Cod, Pollack, Dab, Gurnard, Tope, Pouting, Plaice, Flounder, Conger, Mackerel, Wrasse, Bream and Dogfish all regularly caught.

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Record Fish List:

Species

Captor

Weight

Date

 

 

Lb-Oz

Kg

 

Angler Fish

J.Scrogham

00-12

0.340

08- Aug -89

Ballen Wrasse

P.Mason

02-13

1.276

25- Sept -90

Bass

A.Ridding

10-04

4.649

24- Jun -93

Black Bream

P.Mason

02-15

1.332

21- Aug -99

Brill

C.Hindmarch

01-01

0.485

05- Jun -97

Bull Huss

P.Mason

14-00

6.356

08- Aug -03

Cod

R.Wood

22-08

10.206

17- Jun -84

Coalfish

J.Bawden

06-02

3.685

30- Jun -94

Conger Eel

I.Clarke

41-04

18.711

08- Oct -92

Cuckoo Wrasse

M.Proctor

01-02

0.510

20- Aug -92

Dab

P.Mason

01-05

0.595

31 - May - 99

Dragonette

S.Hicks

00-04

0.113

07- Sept -89

Flounder

L.Athersmith

02-07

1.111

06- Sept -96

Garfish

P.Brown

01-06

0.624

30- Sept -89

Goldsinny Wrasse

G.Mellen

00-02

0.068

21- Jun -05

Grey Gurnard

K.Wilkinson

01-02

0.499

22- July -97

Herring

P.Moffat

00-08

0.227

10- Aug -87

Launce

D.Clarke

00-02

0.068

13- July -02

Lesser Dogfish

P.Driver

02-15

1.332

26- Jun -95

Lesser Weever

P.Mason

00-03

0.074

17- Aug -97

Ling

J.Bawden

18-02

8.221

08- Aug -97

Mackerel

K.Wilkinson

01-15

0.882

10- July -92

Plaice

R.Cooper

04-12

2.155

21- Aug -83

Pollack

K.Ibbertson

15-00

6.804

30 - Apr - 95

Poor Cod

K.Clarke

00-06

0.164

21- Jun -00

Pouting

A.Ridding

02-10

1.118

06- Jun -96

Scad

I.Clarke

01-02

0.510

29 - Jun - 85

Sea Scorpion

P.Driver

01-00

0.545

12 - May - 89

Spurdog

J.Bawden

11-10

5.273

18- Jun -83

starry Smoothhound

D.Kilsby

03-05

1.502

22 - Jul - 07

Thornback Ray

P.Date

17-02

7.768

06 - Mar - 84

Three bearded Rockling

K.R.Clarke

00-15

0.426

14- Jun -03

Tompot Blenny

S.Duffy

00-03

0.082

08- Jun -02

Tope

S.Pearson

69-10

31.771

09- July -01

Tub Gurnard

C.Hindmarch

06-07

2.923

08- Aug -03

Turbot

P.Mason

12.04

5.557

18- Jun -83

Whiting

I.Clarke

02-12

1.247

13- Oct -85

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