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  1. 11 points

    Reflections 2 second trip of the year

    Well this went better than the first only a few days earlier when I didn't wet a line due to rough weather. Managed to get through the bridges and harbour by 9.30am which is pretty good for me . Out towards Old Harry and started drifting with an assortment of rigs trying float for garfish and mackeral,feathers for mackeral and bottom tackle for anything. Bait was cuttlefish srtrips. Managed 5 species but no mackeral or garfish and it wasn't for lack of trying. Didn't anchor up just drifted from old Harry into the bays both Swanage and Poole Back home at 18.30 so pretty good day overall.(for me that is Peteg
  2. 9 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Peace in the kitchen

  3. 8 points
    All related replies to this pertaining to video editing now moved (I think) That was a bloody work up as each post had to be moved individually. Please can you try and police yourselves as it is rather time consuming, not moaning just saying..................well yes I am moaning especially as I have now after the fact found an easier way to do it
  4. 7 points


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  5. 6 points

    Tiddler out again.

    Tiddler out again. Jacqui thought we could go out mid week but decided on Friday instead. Then we got the weather warning for thunderstorms for Friday. Then on Thursday afternoon Jacqui informed me that they'd changed their minds again. We were on the water by about 3:00 pm and headed across the harbour. It was windier than I expected. We saw several charter boats inside the harbour which made us wonder what it was like outside ? ? ? It was a little lumpy outside but nothing too bad for us. The breeze was SSW so I said it would be flat in Studland. Well I've never fished Studland bay before and probably won't again although it was lovely in the sunshine on a calm sea. It was about 12ft deep, flat sandy bottom & no fish. After a couple of hours relaxing Jacqui decided we should move to where the fish are. I explained the by now the breeze was in a line with Ballard & Old harry so once we were in line with them it would get lumpier. That's OK she said. We headed out to the " Secret mackerel mark " ( Just further out where the water was a bit deeper. ) She was straight into the fish from the start. Many wriggling off the hook before being boated so back in to get some more. Within a few minutes we had about 10 so we stopped. That's plenty for the table. Back into Studland to clean the fish and another peaceful and fruitless drift in the warm sunshine & cool breeze. The chain ferry entrance area was quite turbulent but nothing for the Tiddler to worry about. As we got further in we could see that it was quite cloudy over the land a remarked on our lovely afternoon afloat! Jacqui picked up this little fella in the harbour and I have no Idea what it is. I'll get the book out and try to find it. Saturday when she came back from her Mum's she had a sandwich for lunch and whilst we were talking she said " we ought to go to IKEA." Well her face was a picture when I said " OK then let's go ! " Well she comes out on the boat with Me so it's the least I could do ! I spent the afternoon " OOOing & Pointing " had some lovely meatballs and got home about 9 ish . . . . . . Lovely ! Jim
  6. 6 points
    Mal Thomas

    Fellow angler wants to Join the club

    On a visit to Ribs marine tonight, I met a fellow angler Peter who has a long 50 year history of fishing Bournemouth bay. He has strong feelings about the miles of gill nets seen along the shore line. Peter has been looking for a voice, so I told him about the work we have been doing this week. I think we will be getting a new active members with some strong conservation goals. If you look on the site tonight Peter please realise the site has many more areas open for members.
  7. 5 points
    Yesterday at 1.00pm I was very frightened by a 15 mtr flybrige motor vessel steering directly at me for two miles from the IOW. The vessel showed no sign of moving off what looked like an autopilot route until he was within 300 yards of me travelling in excess of 25 knots in a snotty sea with white tops. He missed me by know more than 100 yards, I could see two men clearly sat on the flybridge. I reported the vessel to Solent Coastguard, I was inshock whilst making the call. The speed at which he made the crossing to the Entrance was very very quick. I was so shocked, I ended my day there and then and went inshore whilst the tide flooded in. As soon as there was enough water I went in still in shock, thinking of what could have happened. As with all these things I gauge them by how I feel the next day about the incident, the truth is bl--dy mad, so much so I have sent an email to the Harbour commissioners at Poole and informed them of all the times and as much description as I could give. This spot is obviously on direct route for the IOW from Poole, I think it will be a long time before I anchor there again. BTW my black anchor ball was on display, not that this skipper would have paid any attention to that. Sorry to report such an incident but I think this behaviour is on the rise.
  8. 5 points

    Descisions, decisions...

  9. 5 points

    First the Apple........

    A woman ran a red traffic light and crashed into a man's car Both of their cars are demolished but amazingly neither of them was hurt. After they crawled out of their cars, the woman said; "Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days." The man replied," I agree with you completely. This must be a sign from God!" The woman continued, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished, but my bottle of 75 year old scotch didn't break. Surely God meant for us to drink this vintage delicacy and celebrate our good fortune." Then she handed the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opened it, drank half the bottle and then handed it back to the woman The woman took the bottle, immediately put the cap back on, and handed it back to the man. The man asks, "Aren't you having any?" She replies, "Nah. I think I'll just wait for the police." Some years ago Adam ate the apple.
  10. 4 points
    The amounts you have read about would be used for safe overnighting. For a 14' boat fishing inshore I would suggest you have 5-6 metres of chain along with a 4/5 kilo anchor with 3 times depths of rope you intend fishing in should hold you just fine
  11. 4 points

    Video Editing

    Look at the SJCAM 4000 \ 5000 - a go pro copy and quarter of the cost. they are so good, there are fake ones on the market, so ensure you get from a good seller from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/SJCAM-Multi-function-Waterproof-Camcorder-wide-angle/dp/B01HXQ70K6 plus, outside the case, they fit the generic go-pro mounts. havign a screen and wifi streaming is good too - mine hasnt missed a beat. R
  12. 4 points
    If all else fails, seems like it has been getting worse!! Any near misses in and around Poole can / should be reported on channel 14 to PHC. Including stunts from ferries, there's another can of worms!!
  13. 4 points

    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    Reflections 2 has decided to wet her bottom and do the first fishing trip of the year tomorrow with the hope of at least putting something on my zero species list.😎 She has received a load of well deserved TLC recently including servicing and in and out valetting and a few upgrades so it would be a shame not to christen her with some fishy mess .😋 I will be going solo unless anyone would like to crew . It wont be an early start. PM me if interested or able to disclose any fishy spots😁
  14. 3 points
    If you have room I would not skimp on the length, if the tide or wind gets strong you may need to let a bit more warp out. 100m of 10mm would be my recommendation, should stow in one of those soft buckets if you coil it in neatly, then a decent 5 mtr length of 6mm chain on top
  15. 3 points
    The correct flare to use would be a white anti-collision flare, but if they haven't seen you already, I wouldn't wait for it to burn out before cutting lines. It all happens incredibly quickly, partly as a result of speeds, but also the delay in identifying and confirming a potential collision., and the fact the horizon is only 3 miles away on a calm day, if your eyes are 6' above sea level, meaning threats are always identified late. The best item of safety equipment in this situation is the hand bearing compass, spotting a likely risk, and if the bearing remains constant, it is. Regretfully, an angling skipper isn't really ever off watch, even though they'd like to be.
  16. 3 points

    From the mouths of babes.

    A delightful angelic little boy was waiting for his mother outside the ladies room of the gas station. As he stood there, he was approached by a man who asked, "Sonny, can you tell me where the Post Office is?" The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right. It's on the left." The man thanked the boy kindly, complimented him on how bright he was and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. If you and your mommy come to church on Sunday I'll show you how to get to Heaven." The little boy replied with a chuckle; "You're kidding me, right? You can't even find the Post Office." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 3 points

    Junior Comp 2018 Results

    Locked post for results only: Round 1:
  18. 3 points

    Junior Comp 2018 Results

  19. 3 points
    I have filled in a Miab report and given all the details I could. By chance I was on the Quayside at Poole today and quess what I saw and then tracked down into Cobbs, yes a perfect match to the boat that frightned the hell out of me.
  20. 3 points
    If you get this problem with Sailing boats take a note of their details especially the Club that they belong too. write to the Club and its Commodore, sometimes that carries more clout Or just sod all of the above and throw a handful of smelly ground-bait up into the sails, they do not even like to put their sails away wet. Lol
  21. 3 points
    Hi Mal Had a close call on the dogfish Dave comp travelling out of poole entrance Had a bigish cruiser come between me and a yacht he was obviously speeding he got that close his wash came over and into my cabin total⚓
  22. 3 points
    Hi Mal You should report the incident to the MAIB MAIB as people like this need to be aware of the havoc they create and the stupidity of their actions
  23. 3 points
    Hope nothing too bad Grandad. You'll be missed, or Jacob will be at least [emoji16] Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  24. 3 points

    Wanted large fender

    What has surprised me with the Chairman looking for a big buoy there were no dodgy comments from Rob or Jim, they must be on holiday!!! I thought the opportunity would too good to resist.
  25. 3 points

    Tiddler out again.

    Give & take indeed Neil. It's easy to P*** them off but it's a long road back once you've done it ! Besides I enjoyed myself at IKEA ( but I'd never admit it ) Probably just refreshing my memory the best route for the Boat Show ! Jim