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  1. 11 points

    Friday 16th. November.

    As the wind had gone around a little NE I decided to go blow out some cobwebs today at the Rockley end of the harbour with Mr Nash. The plus side being we used about Β£2.50 in fuel and managed to drown a few worms. The bonus was my first flounder of the season, followed up with plenty of small bass. Not a huge fish but very thick in the body. However as Allan said plenty of crabs stealing the baits still.
  2. 10 points

    A very merry Christmas

    From Martin & Veronica
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  4. 9 points
    It was noted Mal that both of you forgot to share the fuel bill. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘
  5. 9 points
    After inviting myself to join Kev and Dave we got to the secret mark at 7.45. We waited until 8 to give ourselves a straight 7 hours fishing. Kingfisher arrived about 7.55 and moored next to us, biting wind cut us in half for the first 3-4hrs. Second cast resulted in a plump Flounder about 2lbs, result, one more than we all thought we would catch!!! After around 3 hours we had 4 Flounders on the boat, great session though freezing. Capt Kev, chef patron knocked up a feast as pictured. Fishing on,the sun came out and a fish were still coming on board, Dave having the biggest at 2lbs11oz. Struggling to fish with the snoring coming from Kingfisher, chef patron knocked up a steak sandwich swilled down with a nice bottle of Burgandy. I think we used 2lbs of worms, a lot of food, loads of tea and coffee, and a bottle of red, oh yes and caught 7 Flounders, from around 1lbs8oz to 2lbs11oz. I think we all thought we would be lucky to see a fish let alone have a respectable session. Great day Kev and Dave thanks for having me along and all the instruction🀣🀣 Other pictures show Dave like a coiled spring, Kingfisher in the sun, Kev in action. Great shame only around 15 club members were fishing out of about 200 I think. I was advised joining the club that joining in is the way to learn and get involved, today being case in point. Brilliant fun thank you PBSBAC πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  6. 9 points
    From me hope all your Xmas wishes come true!!
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    A very merry Christmas

    A very Merry Christmas to all members, friends and families - a little early but 'evening all'
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    Specialist Drone Team

  9. 9 points
    Mal Thomas

    A very merry Christmas

    Merry christmas to you all from Mal and Laura in Sunny SpainπŸ‘
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    A very merry Christmas

    All of the above and more !! Have a good one boys and girls !! Neil, Michaela, Leo and Monty the dog!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A very merry Christmas

    Jacqui & Myself wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
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    Happy birthday Neal - the big 60..

    Thanks guys, Decided to have a fairly quiet night, didn't end up that way at all. Finally staggered across the road to the hotel at 4 am. Suffering for it today.😎 Not missing cold, wind or rain one little bit!
  13. 9 points
    alun j.

    Not going out !

    All ok today ! Route in/out is a bit longer now the Bar has grown to the East . The yellow buoys help but if the tide is down a bit or any swell you need to go well East of the last yellow. Sea state was OK early on today but got rather snotty as the wind freshened from SE...then went to S and eased a bit. Had a try for whiting ...and managed a couple but was besieged by dogfish. Came back in [with the wind] found a few livebaits and got my bass.....then into the harbour to see if any flounders...and managed one !...before an early finish.
  14. 9 points

    Twin Sails

    I'm afraid we will never regain the reliability and longevity of the engineering of the Victorian age (there were a few exceptions I admit) when it seems that projects based on tendering to achieve the lowest price and quickest delivery win the day. I am sad to say that in my experience many Companies that win these projects have no idea of what they are getting into as they are basically shell companies reliant upon a previous old school reputation and now have minimal resources so that once they win the job then panic sets in and they try to recruit "staff" to complete it relying on managing the contract to save or make even money . The Victorians generally provided a realistic fixed price for the job and selection was based on the preferred design solution The quality of the available mechanical/electrical equipment available in today's throw away society is price driven and is selected to meet the warranty period which is generally 13 months from customer takeover by which time it has served its purpose and is generally worn out and gets replaced by the customer (or left to rot) with an identical 2 year lifespan unit and so the cycle continues. Granted the Victorian engineers way over designed their projects but they were also maintainable unlike those of today as the necessary skill sets have been purposely removed from the marketplace by the Government sacrificing the Manufacturing for the Financial markets. If the bearing set needs replacing on the twin sails bridge I suspect that it will be replaced with exactly the same type that has failed. There will be no money available or interest it getting the fault properly analysed and an improved design implemented . It will come back to bite them mark my words Just my three penne'th😎
  15. 8 points
    Morning all. I know that a number of you took part in the flounder competition yesterday morning run from Salterns. Thanks for your support and a good amount was raised which is greatly appreciated. Somewhat ironically at 0900 the lifeboat launched to a fishing boat in the harbour entrance with engine failure - not sure whether this boat was taking part in the competition but it seemed somewhat appropriate/ironic! All was fine and the vessel was towed to Fishermans Dock. Also thanks to Salterns for hosting and Poole Dolphins SAC for hosting/arranging. If there is ever a group of you that would like to visit the Station and get a tour of the new Boathouse you'd be most welcome. If you email Ali O'Neill that co-ordinates these visits then she and her team would be delighted to sort a time/date. Email visitrnlipoole@yahoo.com Thanks again Paul Glatzel Lifeboat Operations Manager Poole Lifeboat Station
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    Bob Horne Memorial Flounder Competition

    Thanks to the members that supported the RNLI open. We had a great turn out with 41 fishing shame the fish were few and far between. 7 fish were weighed in. Bobi took the top spot with 2lb 15oz and the Β£200 first prize 2nd Bob Cockayne 2lb 8oz Β£75 3rd Bob Rudick 2lb 7oz lift out and jet wash 4th Tom Smith 2lb 5oz Β£50 5th Phil Dawson 2lb 4oz Sonik 15-20lb rod 6th Brian Reed 2lb Β£30 tackle voucher 7th Dave Lynes 1lb 12oz Β£30 tackle voucher Bob Cockayne managed to put the other Bob and Tom on the fish and managed 6 fish over 2lb between them. Well done to all and a big thank you to everyone for supporting this the first RNLI open flounder comp.
  17. 8 points
    Best catch of the day so far
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    We were out Jim. Lovely day loads of fish, seven Rays four different ones, Bobi even managed to find a Plaice.
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    A very merry Christmas

    Just to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy new year from sunny Salisbury and of course tight lines for 2019 graham
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    A very merry Christmas

    And a joyous Christmas and fishy New Year from a very soggy Oxfordshire.
  21. 8 points

    A very merry Christmas

    A Merry Christmas to you all from a very hot and sunny Thailand 😎😎😎😎
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    A very merry Christmas

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish you all unfettered access to a fish stacked sea with a fully functional Twin Sails Bridge and a safe channel at Christchurch/Mudeford Pete
  23. 8 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Very funny / hope it is ok

    BEST JOKE IVE HEARD IN AGES πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚... A young man called Chris from London wanted to buy a Christmas present for his new girlfriend. They hadn't been seeing each other for very long and she lived in Scotland. Chris consulted with his sister and decided, after careful consideration, that a pair of good quality gloves would strike the right note... not too romantic and not too personal. Off he went with his sister to Harrods and they selected a dainty pair of fur lined quality leather gloves. His sister bought a pair of sexy knickers for herself at the same time. Harrods had a free gift wrap offer but the assistant mixed up the two items, the sister got the gloves and Chris unknowingly got the knickers. Good old Chris sent off his gift wrapped present in a parcel with the following letter. Dear Maggie, I chose these because I've noticed that you are not wearing any when we go out in the evenings. If it had not been for my sister I would have chosen the long ones with buttons, but she wears shorter ones (which are easier to remove). These are a very delicate shade, but the lady I bought them from showed me the pair she had been wearing for the past three weeks and I hardly noticed any marks. I had her try yours on for me and she looked really smart in them even though they were a little bit tight on her. She also said that they rub against her ring which helps keep it clean. In fact she hasn't needed to wash it since she began wearing them. I wish I was there to put them on for you the first time, as no doubt many other hands will touch them before I have a chance to see you again. When you take them off remember to blow into them a little bit because they will be naturally a little damp from wearing. Just imagine how many times my lips will kiss them during the coming year. I hope you will wear them for me on our next date. All my love, Chris P.S. My mum tells me that the latest style is to wear them folded down with a little bit of fur showing.
  24. 8 points

    Call centre exam

    Mujibar was trying to get a job in India . The Personnel Manager said, 'Mujibar, You have passed all the tests, except one. It is a simple test of your English language skills. Unless you pass it , you cannot qualify for this job.' Mujibar said, 'I am ready.' The manager said, you must make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink, and Green .' Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, 'Mister manager, I am ready.' The manager said, 'Go ahead.' Mujibar said, 'The telephone goes green, green, and I pink it up, and say, yellow, this is Mujibar.' Mujibar now works at a call center. No doubt you have spoken to him. I know I have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 8 points
    great white

    Twin Sails

    Everyone must know that we should have gone for a higher bridge that ; 1. Does not open/close 2. Does not therefore fail open or closed, bringing traffic to a stop. 3 Does not cost a fortune in maintenance over its lifetime 4 Does not need a team of 32 people and a dedicated VHF channel just to get it opening and closing to schedule.