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  1. Steve S

    Bass Competition

    Since there is no ban on catch and release I see no reason not to hold the annual competition. Places I fish typically have commercials catching all they can for sale and hopefully releasing underside ones, against that not holding the comp is a pointless gesture IMO.
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    Near miss whilst at Anchor off Southbourne.

    Horses for courses, if it's a ship they will have AIS ideally call them using that, if not VHF chl 16. I have taken to leaving transmitting my position where ships are likely giving them every chance to avoid you. For something small a horn is a good. Always be prepared to move. Need to have a plan in advance. For me I don't plan to cut the anchor rope I will manoeuvre the boat taking account of it boats arn't that wide but if it's big ship might have to. I'm not going to be sinking from the wash. And if it's a rush nobody is going to be winding in we will be moving! Sort the mess out later.
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    Shellbay moorings

    There is also Lymington Yacht Haven and you may be able to get on a winter mooring on Lymington Harbour if you can it will be low cost.
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    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    There is a lot of a sea breeze around currently which is often not on the forecasts. Early morning to midday is your best bet.
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    Course adventure

    I used to fish the Kennet for barbel too when I worked in Reading, that was my thing for many years. Fished also over the RDAC waters including the sections you mentioned and the section the Red Spinners have. For shear quality it was the Backstream for me (used for matches on weekends), so many doubles. Had to be a bit careful down there mind in the evening, had my car done over there once and often didn't feel too safe. I caught a 'golden' barbel down there once, it was about 8lb, was very light in colour and had a red/yellow tail. My friend and I developed a special bait which we mixed up overselves, it was brilliant, we would go an a stretch and throw in a few pounds of it at likely spots and then fish it a few days later, once they were on it, they stayed on it you could catch them in the middle of the day and in the winter, it was hard to keep quiet what we were using, I would have a some luncheon meat on show to try and put people off but sometimes they would just hang around so I stopped fishing and talked or used meat while waiting for them to move off. There's photo's of all my catches including the golden barbel. Sad to hear the Kennet is not what it was. Glad you are have a great time on the Wye Rob, it's a beautiful river along that part and I loved my barbel fishing. I just don't have the time to do it and sea fish as well and to be honest I was ready for a new challenge and sea fishing certainly is that.
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    48 Hr Competition

    No real big stuff on our trip best of it was: Terry: 10lb 9oz Pollock Alun: 10lb 2oz Pollock and 5lb Cod Stuie: 15oz Red Gurnard, 7lb 3oz Pollock Steve: 3lb 8oz Ballan Wrasse, 7lb 3oz Cod. We also had scad, whiting, bass, poor cod, pout, mackerel and a brittle star all on lures!
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    Sea Start

    A problem with sea start is the range they cover, up to 3 mile offshore, ok for very local boating but not for much else.
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    48 Hr Competition

    Tigerfish: Alun, Terry, Stuie, Steve
  9. Steve S

    Anchor and chain

    You make an interesting point Mike. These 'super' anchors like the Rocna, can really dig in a soft bed fantastically well according to their ratings however they can be hard to get out again I have been told, I would not want to use one on the various ground we anchor in, they are expensive!
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    Anchor and chain

    I would always err on the heavy side with anchors, most places you put the hook in are fine then go to one spot and the anchor drags, a bigger anchor helps plus a good length of chain 1.5 x boat length is a good guide. Then loads of rode, when the anchor doesn't want to hold 5 x depth is often needed particularly when there are a few waves around creating some snatch. Your setup sounds fine except I would want a longer rode, there are a lot of 30m marks round here so that would mean 150m. I think up to a 10kg anchor is quite managable on the Alderney ring, any heavier and it gets very hard work to lift over the side with the chain, for me anyway. On my 10m boat I use 15kg anchor, 16m of 8mm chain, 200m of rode. Very happy with that setup except would like another 60m of rode for some mid channel anchoring spots. I use a windlass with an Alderney ring as a backup. The idea of an anchoring guide sounds good. Fisherman's requirements for anchoring round here are far from typical with our depth of water and speed of tides. Non boat anglers have no clue what is needed for anchoring in 30m of water in 2 knots of tide.
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    Penn Fathom Two Speed reel for sale

    I'll have it Dave. Steve
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    MCZ consultation information

    Thanks Dave There are a lot of proposed MCZs in our area which would affect our local fishing, well worth a study.
  13. Steve S

    Flatfish Competition

    Well done Adam, worth guesting on Tigerfish!
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    Flatfish Competition

    Tough day fishing on the Shambles, just 5 Turbot caught and 1 plaice Results Adam: Turbot 3lb 12oz (3 others smaller) Steve: Plaice: 10oz (1 small turbot) Alun: no flatties On the bright side, there were a fair few mackerel to be had there.
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    Flatfish Competition

    Tigerfish, Steve, Alun and Adam! Sunday