Formby,Victoria Rd

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Formby,Victoria Rd

Postby Big Kev » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:15 am

This huge stretch of beach has much better gullies than Lifeboat Rd,especially towards the top of the beach,and offers the chance of some good bass in the right conditions.An onshore breeze putting up a surf is usually preferable,and under such conditions it does`nt seem to matter between daylight/darkness. Spring tides give you the chance to pump the plentiful black lug prior to or while you fish around low water,though the pay off is that the tide floods quickly meaning you will be moving often if fishing early on as the gullies fill behind you. Medium size tides @27ft are big enough for you to pump blow lug(often better for bass than the big blacks) which are widespread,and you`ll have longer to fish in the gullies.
Chest waders are handy to have as you can cross gullies a little later on the retreat....short casts in to the surf are all that`s needed for the bass...other fish like flounder,dabs,eels,dogs,sole also show they they are not prolific.
Parking charges apply here with it being owned by the National Trust...£6 per day....fish early or in the evening to avoid this.
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Directions.. L37 1LJ....Follow signs for Formby Point/Golf Club...https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.56379 ... 814158,15z
Turn down Victoria Rd and follow all the way down through the woods to the big car parks...https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.56682 ... 312!8i6656
Depending on your time of arrival you will have to pay at the start of the woods....https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.56542 ... 312!8i6656
Follow ahead til you reach the big car park.......https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.56570 ... 312!8i6656
..i park on the far right side and walk over the dune....the area on the far left floods pretty badly after heavy rain
Species 2018...Dab...Whiting...Cod...bass...dogfish...flounder...plaice...thornback ray...smoothound ...turbot...small eyed ray

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