- Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018 21:46
From an angling perspective the summer of 2017/18 was notable for a few reasons. It was quite a bit cooler than normal. It was definitely windier than usual, especially in the latter part of summer, and for the beach angler it was an absolute shocker for weed.
Weed build-up and onshore winds often go together. Some summers on our west coast see the sea breezes easing up from about mid-January. Years like these normally see the weed on the beaches starting to clear around the same time. Unfortunately as I wrote this at the start of May we were only just seeing the beaches return to relatively weed-free status.