Marine Drive, Morecambe – A Plaice for Flounder

Morecambe Bay, The Bay Between the RNLI and the Yatch Club Tower
Morecambe Bay, The Bay Between the RNLI and the Yatch Club Tower

There had been a report on one of the fishing forums covering the North West of the UK that a few Plaice had been caught up at Morecambe, nothing huge – up to a couple of pounds, but as the weather forecast for today was good I nipped down to Crosby to dig a few Blow Lug after work on Thursday and we braved the traffic and ventured North. Along the M6, through Lancaster and an hour or so after leaving we arrived at Marine Road Central, Morecambe at about 10:30am.

A Small Flounder For Me
A Small Flounder For Me

We were a bit early as you can see from the top photograph so we had a bit of a walk while waiting for the tide to reach the bottom of the shingle.

It didn’t take long for the water to reach us and with the sun shining on the mountains of the Lake District in the distance we cast our baits into the bay and waited. And Waited then waited some more. A few other people turned up to fish but it was definately a day for fishing rather than catching. I managed to land a small Flounder on frozen Black Lug and Wendy had a bite, although we think it was just crabs picking the mackeral tips of her lugworm baits, but most of the baits were coming back in untouched.

No Plaice for us but it was worth a try, maybe the fish are starting to feed on the crabs that should now be starting to peel, maybe they were somewhere else today, who knows?

But what a lovely day to be out and what a great view of the Lake District and the mountains over the other side of the bay. Morecambe is definately going through a face lift at the moment and it was good to see how clean the place (pardon the pun) is but I don’t think we’ll go back for a while.

We tend to like fishing where the only thing you can see is sand, sea, sky and rocks, not that we’re anti-social you understand…

Morecambe Bay, Marine Drive - The Yatch Club Tower
Morecambe Marine Road Central - The Yatch Club Tower


  1. Adam said:


    really interestefd in fishing but cant find any member info for any in blackpool great help if you could send me some like costs and such


    February 10, 2011
  2. Stu said:

    Hi Adam

    There’s a great club in Blackpool that has sea fishing membership as well as coarse fishing.
    Contact: Blackpool and Layton Angling Society (BLAS)


    February 10, 2011
  3. Zak Sharrock said:

    Hi, ive been sea fishing for 8 years now, im only 15, and my grandad is a fisherman and he lives in Morecambe ive come up and we are hoping to go fishign this week when the tides are higher we have fished at morecambe soo many times and also at Heysaham and at arneside and at sandside but we arnte reli sure wear the best place to fish is :) thanks

    April 12, 2011
  4. Stu said:

    Hi Zak

    I’m not sure here to fish up there on such a big tide but ‘down’ here Fairhaven, Lytham St. Annes would be a good bet for Flounder an hour and a half either side of high, alternatively if you want to travel Fort Perch Rock on the Wirral at the mouth of the Mersey is throwing up some Thornback Ray over low water – aim to get there 2 hours before and fish till about an hour and a half after low using sandeel as bait on big hooks.

    Bit of an odd time of year though as the summer hasn’t really kicked off yet and all the winter species have left :(

    Wherever you go stay safe and have a good time.


    April 12, 2011
  5. dave said:

    to the lad wanting to know where to fish greenod is great at high water caught 10 within1hr and half all flounder 1lb to 2lb made damn good eating 3rd week in nov 2011

    December 22, 2011

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