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Merseyside.....Moreton Gutter (High water)

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:37 pm
by Richie Fisher
This is a Wirral venue. Set SatNav for junction of Leasowe Rd/Pasture Rd and on arrival you will find Leasowe lighthouse either on your left (from Pasture Rd) or straight ahead (Leasowe Rd). Follow the road/track up to the lighthouse and you will see a car park on your right. Park here and walk up to the embankment and you have arrived.

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View from embankment back to car park

The tide floods from the right, from 2 channels

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into a gully (the gutter) directly in front of you.

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This is predominately a spring/summer venue where you have a chance to catch school bass, the usual flatties, eels and mackerel.

Fishing is usually from approximately 3 hrs before high, up to the usual 1hr after. The early part of the flood is the prime bass window. Mackerel can be caught with the best time (according to locals) 1hr +/- of high water.

A short cast of 20 to 30 yards is all that's required and puts you in the channel.

Re: Moreton Gutter

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:39 pm
by Psychocabbie
i was getting a fair number of launce from this mark a couple of years ago among the mackeral, using sabiki's instead of feathers

Re: Moreton Gutter

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:29 am
by neil.price37
word of warning if your fishing of an evening into night don't park in the carpark as it get's locked at dusk but you can park by the lighthouse and walk over ;)