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  1. 18 points
    lofty

    Happy with this

    In my hunt for stingrays I had a nice by catch on my huge rag baits. My mate weighed it on his electronic scales at 2,12 after taking off for his mesh bag. Also had a lot of fun on the smuts. Nice to get a fish on the board, although it'll get beaten by loads of undies this month[emoji23][emoji23] Returned to grow much bigger Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  2. 18 points
    Stuie

    Worth whiting for...

    Forcast was light winds for the day = it would have been rude not to take advantage - so it was a leisurely 9am start with friend Ken aboard. The plan was to look for whiting and we motored to a likely looking area well off Ballard. After a brief unproductive drift we dropped the hook and bites began straight away- dogs and a small conger followed by some jumbo pout. Then whiting began to put in an appearance - we managed several dozen with a few kept - they were mainly of a good ,stamp' best being 2lb 9oz. Back at Cobbs shortly after three for a celebratory Doombar. A very successful winter session.
  3. 16 points
    Mal Thomas

    First trip this year for Y-Knot

    Slightly over eagar start to get out this morning, took one look at the breakers at the end of the channel and went back into the Harbour for an hour. Even after the wait there was only 2 foot 6 inches outside the last channel markers, had to quickly lift the engine more and coast over the realy shallow bit. No fun at all, on the way in the breakers were quiet lively and still only 3 foot 6 inches at the end channel and no end markers have been positioned. Went down to Milford to try for a plaice or two, no luck with the plaice but I did manage 4 nice thorneys in 40mins, tons of baby dogs and a pout. Moved back to Christchurch and had 3 small eyed rays in 20 minutes and then the dogs moved in. Back home for for 3.30pm and a wash down, first trip without any hiccups always a good start to the season.
  4. 14 points
    Maverick

    Mid Channel Madness

    Dean and I decided we would go out on the boat fishing Sunday so arrangements for food and bait were made . Down the boat for a later start at 8:15. First stop was at Cobbs Quay fuel berth to fill Madness up after our Alderney foray then out into the harbour. We had a conversation about what we should do, breaming was on the agenda but seeing how flat the sea was along with the combination of small tides we plumped for mid channel wrecks. On our previous trip over to Alderney we lost all our pink look alike eels which had seemed to be the colour preferred by the fish, a quick call into Poole Sea Angling got us something similar then off we went this side of mid channel to see what we could find. The trip out saw a flattish sea which gave us a comfortable cruise speed at 20+ knots. Got to our first wreck which had fished on previous occasions but unfortunately not today with just a couple of hard won fish appearing. After giving it a good length of time the decision was made to move to the next closest wreck which was about 1.5 miles further west from the first mark. This small wreck fished slightly better but was not blistering sport with just the odd cod. Off we go again another 5 miles west to a reasonable sized wreck. This move was well justified with Pollock to 15lb and a splattering of small 5-8lb cod. Coming home was interesting with visibility down to 50 metres at one point, the fog was really quite thick and a total change from the morning. At one point Dean said look up I can see the sun to which I replied unfortunately we were not going that way and still couldn’t see more than 70/80 metres ahead, really strange. Close inshore (within a mile of land) the fog cleared to hazy sunshine. The point of making an issue of the fog is that if we did not have radar we would have been travelling at about 6 or 7 knots and bricking ourselves but with all the navigational aids on Madness including radar we were able to not only keep up a reasonable cruising speed of about 15 knots comfortably but we were able to see boats on the screens that were around us . Had we not had radar we would have came straight over the wrecks off Swanage where several boats had divers down. We could see these on radar 6 miles ahead so could take a slightly different course giving them a wide berth and not spoiling there (or our) day. I know that most of the club boats that go offshore are very experienced skippers and have all the kit and more. If less experienced members want to take their boats well offshore please take the time to talk to those that have been there and done that. Your learning curve will be greatly reduced
  5. 13 points
    Rob

    Out for a run

    Taken JoJo away on our early summer family holiday as usual. Change if scenery this year (9 yrs in Dartmouth), we have tried Mylor near Falmouth. This is the spot I have launched for autumn sharking several times, what better place to stay than in the marina! Not my idea, Jo's! Didn't hear me arguing! Nice to see the JoJo from the property! She has not been out since October and that was down here. Yesterday the 4 of us headed out late evening to St Anthony Light house on the entrance to Falmouth and St Mawes for a cruise. Charlotte then piloted us back in, all the way until the final docking. Hopefully some catch reports will be forth coming! R
  6. 13 points
    Rob

    Out for a run

    So popped out for a couple of hours with the kids as company. Quick call to Charlie Chapman's charter skipper friend and he put is on to a location. "You will be plagued with rays, dogfish and bullhuss" perfect I thought,just what the kids want. 5 mins in and thornie, 5 mins another happy days. As I am typing this we have missed another. Just what they needed to keep interest! Thanks Charlie. Rob
  7. 13 points
    Saturday gave the top side a good clean with the family,Sandy loves playing with the pressure washer so I was able to clean sink area etc. Sunday with a mild hangover from a great dinner dance....thanks for organizing Mal[emoji106] I went out about 8.15 with bream as my target . Tried by Ballard just below Joint Venture but missed my only bite so moved into Swanage bay to find Chris and Mal there on kinkyfisher [emoji23] Wasn’t to long and they come on the feed slowly with largest at 2 1/2 lb all went back as full of eggs,only 4 or 5 but target achieved.It then died with the tide so tried several places in the bay but my head was banging so in just after lunch. Great to be out and she goes great with the brand new leg
  8. 11 points
    Myself and Andrew from our welsh section ventured up to Llyn Padarn set in the Snowdonia National Park. We have been working closely with the charity change step , A team of veteran peer mentors who use their own experiences to help veterans confront challenges in their lives, and to navigate and engage with support services throughout Wales. Fresh from going up the country’s highest mountain Snowdon , our veterans were given some brief paddle skills training before spending an hour touring the lake in groups of three . Some even demonstrated some enviable self rescue techniques 😀 A cracking day afloat with a great group of lads and lass in a stunning location .👍
  9. 10 points
    Rob

    Out for a run

    Today Charlie. Prob 70lb to be conservative, they are easy to over estimate as are so lean. Wasn’t brining it onboard as usual for a measure with only Livvy to assist. We had seen a small one prob 30lb, which we waited for but this one just hung around the stern and the smaller of the two vanished. So I took the honours, Livvy could hardly hold the rod up! I even hand fed it the trace, it was 3 ft off the rubby sack, I lowered the bait, we both saw it eat it. I pulled the trace and set the hook just on the edge of the jaws, perfect. After a few runs, I got her head the side of the boat to release. No more seen so we came in at 5:30, having only gone out at 1:00. Shame for her but better we had one than none. R
  10. 10 points
    Raymond Ellerton

    What a great Day

    Yes guys today i got my first fish. Only aa small doggy but it was a fish . And then on the way back in i stopped in the Harbor and got my second fish . Not sure but think it was a Black Sea Bream. Just off brownsea There is a man made stone wall There. So i wounder what tomorrow will bring . Tight Lines
  11. 9 points
  12. 9 points
    alun j.

    Christchurch

    Summer season ! .....so the channel marker buoys are in.... .....and it's a nice straight sweep out over the Bar...with plenty of water. I went out yesterday morning and there was 2m of water over most of the marked channel. Amazing how the big lumps of sand/stones/gravel have moved and access now looks easy ! Managed a few plaice too, despite the cold , cold water.....still around 5 C.!!
  13. 8 points
    Rob

    Out for a run

    Retreived and full wash down ready for return home tomorrow. Shame to go, but sure I'll be back later this year when the blues are back in good numbers. R
  14. 8 points
    Brian

    Plaice Chase

    Lofty's in this months Saltwater Boat Angling mag.
  15. 8 points
    Leicester Fisheagle

    Bream Comp results

    Jan's 3lbs. 8.5ozs. Bream.
  16. 8 points
    Mike Fox

    Sad news from Weymouth

    The boat was a fin-keeled fibreglass Westerly GK29, 29' long, around 3-4 tons in weight. They've been around since the 70s. A yacht like that should be stored ashore resting on it's keel in an adjustable steel cradle giving secure support under and around the hull to stop movement. Additional props would be needed bow and stern to keep it absolutely secure, and braced like that, it should be able to survive winds of 100 mph plus, even with the mast up, and genoa furled, as in this case. The fact the owner was present when it moved suggests he was working on the boat, perhaps antifouling, and may have accidentally or deliberately moved one of the supports (something that is banned in most boatyards). I'm sure an investigation will show if it's a failure of the supporting cradle, or the owner's activities that caused the tragedy. While my heart goes out to the deceased and family at this time, for club members working on boats still, please DON'T move any supports for maintenance. Leave it to the professionals, or wait until launching time for a last minute touch-up of the "patches".
  17. 8 points
    Tarlach.

    The bike ride

    While riding my bike yesterday, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head. Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful woman who asked, "Are you okay?" As I looked up, I noticed she was wearing a low cut blouse with cleavage to die for... "I'm okay I think," I replied as I pulled myself up to the side of the car to get a closer look. She said, “Get in and I’ll take you home so I can clean and bandage that nasty scrape on your head.” "That's nice of you," I answered, "but I don't think my wife will like me doing that!" "Oh, come now, I’m a nurse," she insisted. "I need to see if you have any more scrapes and then treat them properly." Well, she was really pretty and very persuasive. Being sort of shaken and weak, I agreed, but repeated, "I'm sure my wife won't like this." We arrived at her place which was just few miles away and, after a couple of cold beers and the bandaging, I thanked her and said, "I feel a lot better, but I know my wife is going to be really upset so I'd better go now." "Don't be silly!" she said with a smile, while unbuttoning her blouse exposing the most beautiful set of boobs I’ve ever seen. "Stay for a while. She won't know anything. By the way, where is she?" "Still in the ditch with the bike, I guess." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. 8 points
    Maverick

    How did you get that eye patch

    A sailor and a pirate are in a bar recounting their adventures at sea. Seeing the pirate’s peg-leg, hook, and eye patch the sailor asks: “So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?” The pirate replies: “We were caught in a huge storm and a giant wave swept me overboard. Just as me crew were pullin’ me out a school of sharks appeared and one of ’em bit me leg off.” “Blimey!” said the sailor . “And how’d you get the hook?” “Arrrr…”, mused the old salt, “I got into a fight over a woman in a bar, and me hand got chopped off.” “Blimey!” remarked the sailor. “And how about the eye patch?” “Oh that,” said the pirate, looking embarrassed. A seagull droppin’ fell into me eye.” “You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?” the questioner asked incredulously. “Well…” said the old sea dog, ” it was me first day with the hook.”
  19. 8 points
    Brian

    Rugby Tickets

    Rugby tickets England v Ireland March 17 St Patrick’s Day Twickenham This may be of interest to one of you. A friend of mine has two tickets in a corporate box for England v Ireland 17th Mar. He paid £300 each, but he didn't realise when he bought them months ago that it was going to be the same day as his wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place. It's at Marylebone Registry Office, at 4.30pm. The bride's name is Nicole -- she's 5'4", about 8 stone, quite pretty, has her own income and is a really good cook.
  20. 8 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Fisheagle's first trip of the year.

    Thanks for the day out and half the Turbot, having some for my tea tomorrow.
  21. 7 points
    alun j.

    Bream Comp results

    Gastro to post first results ?? Steve S. ....3 lbs 0.5 ozs. Alun J. .....2 lbs 13 ozs. We had an enjoyable day on Gastronaught....esp as there was very little wind all day; though that air is still chilly...so we were well wrapped up. Bream action was never frantic, but it was steady through most of the day with a good stamp of fish. Honours to Steve with both the biggest and the most...[ I said it was that side of the boat...and it always does better for me when on my own !!] Bonus was the appearance of some mackerel...that kept us busy over slack water...and some good sized wrasse on lures whilst we waited for tide to run.. Things are on the up !! Alun.
  22. 7 points
    lady jane

    Back to basic

    Kimmeridge has always been my favourite launch but not a good option for lady jane so with a great forecast back to basics.
  23. 7 points
    gonorn

    Out this afternoon

    Not much around between the piers Friday, Managed a couple of Pin whiting is all. Tried a few of the rock marks but tough going as there is Net or Pot markers from Poole rocks to Bournemouth pier rows and rows of them. So keep an eye out on a big tide some where not very well marked as always! Moved into the entrance and as it was quite took a few drifts along the bank and then past the castle. Some very nice Ballan wrasse where taken on each drift a couple over 5lbs, which on light gear is good fun. We had a few worms left to drown Saturday morning as the boat was still in it would be rude not to! Decided to try the whych channel as we have had a few nice plaice from there in the past, And I saw a few fish where landed on the plaice chase a few weeks ago. No plaice but we did manage a few nice size Bass which would have been good eating size a couple of them, but they where returned
  24. 7 points
    Maverick

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    So handle Bass nice and carefully and release them asap so the commercials can scoop them up, nice one
  25. 7 points
    lofty

    My morning

    https://wp.me/p7rNYc-92
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