Morecambe----Throbshaw Point, Heysham...high water mark

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Morecambe----Throbshaw Point, Heysham...high water mark

Postby Rushy » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:56 pm

Throbshaw or Throbshire Point off Heysham Barrows is a good venue. It's a headland off Heysham Village near Morecambe, below the 12th century ruin of St.Patricks church......
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Throbshaw point is the rocks jutting out into the sea......
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You don't want to pick a tide any bigger than 8.6m, smaller if it's windy....
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Island of Rods!!
You've got to be careful you don't get cut off with the tide coming behind you. **This is not a big tide venue** This pic was an 8m tide at high water, you could still get off this particular outcrop. Obviously an 8.6m would be dodgy and I wouldn't fish on this bit.
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The flattish outcrop to the far right (as you look out to sea) is generally safe up to 8.6m. Use common sense though, if it's blowing a gale and waves are crashing over........
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The outcrop underneath the power station on the left of this pic gets cut off on all but the very smallest tides, but I've fished this bit on a 9m tide if the conditions are right, as it very rarely gets covered. That's local knowledge though and I wouldn't advise anyone to do this. If you're unsure, don't take a chance!
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If you look at this satellite picture you can see the areas where there's less weed...so the tide doesn't come over often....
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You can expect to catch some quality plaice from late march early april onwards......and bass! :wink: As well as the usual flounder. Lug/rag or cocktail for the plaice, peeler crab for the bass flounder.
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