Rough seas prove a tough challenge
SEA anglers have had a tough time as hopes for the return of cod on the Yorkshire coast were put on ice by rough seas.
The fish have been put off by strong currents amid wintry weather conditions.
And for anglers, casting distance has been greatly affected and it's been hard to keep a lead still and the bait in the water for a long time.
The situation may improve, however, with the wind now blowing south.
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Despite the rough conditions, some cod has been caught in the River Humber – off Old Hall, on the North Bank, and off the Humber Bank Wall.
At the latter location, a large cod made its escape at the expense of Grimsby angler Richard Volley.
He estimated the fish was about 20lb. He was using a full squid and large black lugworm as bait, but the cod shook the hook. Other anglers have plucked the odd fish of about 7lb.
Once the snow has gone, and freshwater goes through the Humber, the cod may come closer and decide to feed.
The boat anglers have had varying amounts of success.
Some days there seems to be plenty of fish about, but other days the whiting get to the bait first. The weather put paid to most boat fishing this week, though.