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  1. 5 points
    kippercave

    flounder fishing in the harbour

    I have fished the harbour since the fifties.In those days there were far less anglers fishing the harbour and you could catch the flounders all year except when they went out to sea to breed,You could catch them everywhere.An example was the blue lagoon at lilliput. From the entrance to the lagoon on the ebb tide you did not stop catching them until the ebb stopped.It has to be accepted that over the years with more and more taking up angling that the flounders have been fished out.Up until about three years ago you could catch a few flounders in Holes Bay,including some around the four pound mark but no more.They have got less and less over the last few years.I have good information that for the last couple of years pot baiters have hammered Holes Bay.Look out for a grey Poole canoe with two old timers in it.Not registered.They are the boys doing it. If it was not for the plaice and gilt head bream the harbour would not be worth fishing now. As we know trawlers are devastating the bay between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers.There won't be much left there soon.The plaice will not reach the harbour. To sum up, the harbour is now overfished and in a minute there will be no fish left. It will take years to recover if it ever does. Just out of interest years ago you only caught flounders in the pound to pound and a half range.As the years went by you started to get bigger fish.In those days a four pounder was unheard of. Getting the odd bigger fish is not doubt because there were not so.many flounders and therefore more food for the odd flounders which were left.My opinion.
  2. 5 points
    Rob

    Lifejacket check

    Whilst in the garage at the weekend I inflated mine. Still solid 2 days later, a check worth doing plus inspecting the cylinder for corrosion, ensure it is tight etc. I checked my safety knife was still sharp and the light was functional (damp towel across contacts). Easy and essential! Why not do yours!?!?! R
  3. 5 points
    Tiddler

    Window

    Met up with Martin & Dean just before 8 at Cobb's. Caught the 8:30 bridge and headed out to check the sea state. A lumpy sea made the decision for us: Don't go too far out ! ! We are all just getting over our Christmas colds and the lumpy sea made me feel quite "iffy" First mark produced: Conger, Doggies, Pout & Whiting all of which were small. Martin hooked something quite playful but it got off before we clapped eyes on it. We moved to another mark ( a top secret one ) Martin & Dean thought it could be quite good for the Bream later in the year but today it produced some quite big Congers followed by Doggies, Pout, Whiting. It went quiet there and we moved to a mark we fished last time out which had produced some whiting. Well we found where all the babies were hiding ! ! ! We enjoyed listening on the radio to Foxy Fisher & Marichelle playing Hide & Seek and discussing distances & lengths. They did sound as though they were catching fish though. A big thank you to Martin & Dean for taking me out & thanks to Dean for my bacon & black pudding lunch & coffees. Jim
  4. 4 points
    plaicemat

    Dutch electric pulse fishing

    An industry progressing towards extinction. Most businesses, if they want to sell more and expand, make more of the product they are selling. The fishing industry is continually making itself more efficient to catch more fish but does nothing to sustain it's product. When will they realise that this cannot continue indefinitely. I don't think any of us have noticed an occasion when fish was in short supply in our supermarkets so, where are the extra fish going? Probably the excess is sold off for things like fish meal, etc. Fish are too valuable an asset to be squandered this way.
  5. 3 points
    malc lemoignan

    flounder fishing in the harbour

    Hi Kippercave thanks for the reply i have tried via the PHA to track you down to thank you for the 50 ragworm you gave me about 2/3 weeks ago when i was floundering in my dinghy sorry but they didnt work????? i have never had it as bad as this winter i have fished again today and once again not a bite i have decided to give it 2 more trips then it back to the Needles.My best flounder last year(2017) was 3lbs-5ozs and you are right i have had 1 fish over the 4llbs mark (4-7) what i cant get my head around is the total lack of fish.I will keep in touch with everyone
  6. 3 points
    Mal Thomas

    LIFE JACKETS requred

    A crutch strap is very important, make sure your choice has them.
  7. 3 points
    gjb

    Window

    Jim I was fully dressed all the time
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    Coddy

    LIFE JACKETS requred

    Hate to say it but is your life worth a second hand life jacket? Too many are sold that are faulty at boot shows etc. Anything over 10years old you should really think about replacing anyway. I have seen too many that have not been looked after or checked regularly and suffer accordingly Perhaps its time we had a lifejacket clinic at a club meeting, I am sure Mike & I can arrange to do it.
  10. 2 points
    LGS Marine

    LIFE JACKETS requred

    We can offer the Lalizas Alpha Auto to members for £45 inc vat - http://liftinggearsafety.co.uk/product/lalizas-alpha-170n-ce-iso-inflatable-automatic-lifejacket/ In stock in Fareham - carriage £7.50 inc vat. If interested let me know on 01329 550986 or stephen.merchant@lgsgroup.co.uk.
  11. 2 points
    Oli

    Site upgrade and server move

    Thanks - both done. Most pages now have the Top 5 Boats on the right hand side of the page. This is only visible to Club Members who are logged in.
  12. 2 points
    Kingfisher 126

    Alderney 2018

    I had battery issues on the last trip and rang Mainbrace on the way in, they got the batteries to the quayside, took the old ones away and even had the card machine with them to save me having to go to the shop. Price was good too. Now that's what you call a great service and going the extra mile, forgot to say it was after hours too. 👍👍 Only problem was it meant we had more time in the bar!! Small sacrifice. 🍺🍺
  13. 2 points
    Oli

    Site upgrade and server move

    Now the Species Hunt is underway I've made a couple of slight adjustments: 1. On the Leaderboard page at the bottom I've added the 10 most recent entries across all boats. 2. There is now a page where you can view the last 50 entries across all boats. This can be found under the Species Hunt > Recently Added menu. Feedback on whether we need both or whether I just make the Leaderboard page have 50, 100, 25 etc would be appreciated. To give it more prominence I was also considering a Top 5 of the leaderboard at the top of the site homepage. This would only be visible to Club Members so while for us it would shift the "Welcome" / "Join the Club" section down a bit, we're all already members so it doesn't matter and for non-members the site would still appear exactly as-is. Main reason for doing so is that because the Species Hunt is no longer done by forum posts, it doesn't appear when you click View New Content Again Feedback much appreciated! Oli
  14. 2 points
    Steve S

    Alderney 2018

    Ok up to 4 boats already, all old hands, in some cases very old... Any of the newer/newish members fancy taking their boats over there??, it's quite an experience,. Personally I love going, we normally do a 3 or 4 day trip, either wrecking on the way there and back or just for half a day on the way back, rest on the time fishing the huge banks, but also other choices of targets as well depending on what we think is being caught. If you're not sure if your boat is up to it, or big enough then just ask the members opinions, some will give sensible answers... Going with some buddy boats takes a lot of stress out of it and reduces the learning curve.
  15. 2 points
    sparky

    Window

    You know what they say about the sun shining on the rich Jim............must of been shining on Graham !!!
  16. 2 points
    Tiddler

    Window

    When you were 2 miles out Martin checked on his plotter. We were 5 miles out and we couldn't see you with the overcast conditions. The sun lit you both up for a while and we could easily see you in the distance. Glad you got a few fish.
  17. 2 points
    sparky

    Window

    Found em in the end Jim................glad we gave you a laugh !
  18. 1 point
    Steve S

    Alderney 2018

    Neil I would advise going with at least 1 other person to Alderney on your boat, it will halve the cost to start with and you don't want to be on your own in unknown waters even if other members are nearby on boats, things can happen (eg rope round a prop) and you really need someone else on board. I love it but area round Alderney is not what I would call friendly waters, it can cut up rough, and there are rocks all around the Islands. If I were you I would fill up at Yarmouth before setting off to cut down on the distance, run your boat at the most economic speed that make good headway and make straight for Braye to fill up. I would take extra fuel in 20l tanks but not plan to use it, fuel is cheaper there (no VAT).
  19. 1 point
    Maverick

    Saltwater Boat Angling

    Brilliant
  20. 1 point
    Brian

    Saltwater Boat Angling

    I see we're on page 7 of the February issue.
  21. 1 point
    Mike Fox

    Reason to wear a lifejacket

    Horrifying.... https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/906397/Viral-video-watch-fishermen-Oregon-boat-crash-save-life Mike
  22. 1 point
    Tarlach.

    Alderney 2018

    Depending on dates, I would like to put myself up for crew/ballast duties !?! A short Friday to Sunday ?? I’ve decided it’s all a bit too much for me to take my own boat ! I also understand that regulars will take first dibs , so no hard feelings if I’m overlooked ☹️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    Hooky

    LIFE JACKETS requred

    Totally agree , three new life jackets are my very first purchase before picking up my new boat this weekend . Inshore flare pack next Vhf ( not sure if the old one will be any good after getting a little damp) etc, etc ,
  24. 1 point
    Maverick

    LIFE JACKETS requred

    or add them for not a lot of money. A life jacket without one can assist in drowning you!
  25. 1 point
    2006holmwood

    Dutch electric pulse fishing

    There is a petition to try and stop this on WSF
  26. 1 point
    LGS Marine

    Lifejacket check

    LGS Marine can offer professional lifejacket servicing, giving your lifejacket a thorough check and supplying it back with a certificate. This is worth doing every few years. Price to members of £9.60 inc vat per lifejacket, plus any parts if they need replacing (corroded cylinders, out of date capsules, etc). We can also supply all the relevant spare parts for re-arming kits, which are worth having on board just in case you get an inflation (genuine or accidental). Lifejackets can either be sent to us, or we can arrange collection (within reasonable travel from Fareham). If this is of interest, let me know on 01329 550986 or stephen.merchant@lgsgroup.co.uk. Steve
  27. 1 point
    Mal Thomas

    LIFE JACKETS requred

    http://www.lifejackets.co.uk/ a variety to suit budget, recommend 150n auto with crutch strap as a minimum approx £65.00, may be spares could be a compromise in specification if budget is tight.
  28. 1 point
    Oli

    Site upgrade and server move

    Hi Steve Can definitely do this, bear with me as will have to write a bit of code to do it. Good find - I've now added a link to the Leaderboard which will appear in Tapatalk. It's in Club Only Section > Members' Boats Year Long Species Hunt at the top - 2018 Species Hunt Leaderboard - let me know you find it OK. Thanks and keep them coming! Oli
  29. 1 point
    fisherman1055

    Alderney 2018

    When Serenity MF 695 has done this trip , she has 130 Litre tank and I take 3x 20 Litre containers. Poole entrances to Bray harbour is 59.8 nautical. The most she has used one way is 160 litres wreckhopping when fully laden with 3 guys and all their kit, trip took 5 hours. It is good to take some guys to share costs and of course be good company. Tony
  30. 1 point
    Maverick

    Notice to Mariners

    2018 03 Poole Bridge Harbour Traffic Lights.pdf No. 03/2018 15th January 2018 Poole Bridge Harbour Traffic Lights Mariners are advised that until final works are complete on the Poole Lifting Bridge only one set of harbour traffic lights will be working on each side (Upstream/downstream) of the bridge. During this period the green lights will not function. Lights displayed will either be all red (vessels not to proceed) or red with amber (vessels proceed with caution). Mariners are reminded of their obligation to comply with these traffic signals and to navigate with extreme caution when transiting the bridges whilst maintaining a good lookout.
  31. 1 point
    Tarlach.

    Alderney 2018

    Ok, so my maths calculation was total incorrect, what a dullard. So 88 nautical miles will take about 32 gallons of petrol (about 150 litres). That’s approx £200 both ways. Then add a bit more so £500 on fuel. It’s a lot better than my first attempt at working it out but still pricey. Will have to think long and hard ! And maybe engage my brain properly before I think again in public !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    plaicemat

    Alderney 2018

    Back to the drawing board, I think. I would also be quite nervous undertaking a cross channel trip to waters you don't know unaccompanied.
  33. 1 point
    Maverick

    Alderney 2018

    Madness will attempt the trip this year, fingers and any other bits crossed for good weather
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