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Mal Thomas

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  • Birthday 10/27/1960

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    Fishing. Golf. Red wine. My wife!
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  1. Mal Thomas

    Not going out !

    In theory Alun it is SE tomorrow which is not our favoured wind, it will be interesting.
  2. Mal Thomas

    Not going out !

    Same last Tuesday Alun when I went out I took a 4ft breaker on the bow from nowhere. What time was this Alun.
  3. Mal Thomas

    Happy birthday Neal - the big 60..

    Happy Birthday Neal, have a nice Holiday
  4. Mal Thomas

    Flounder Competition

    Club night will be final decision.
  5. Mal Thomas

    Flounder Competition

    Once again the weather seems to be against us, the wind seems very set for the next 6 days before it calms down. With gusts predicted as high as 40mph, so I think it is fair to say the competion is in grave danger of being called off.
  6. Mal Thomas


    Take some location photos so we can see where in relation to the roof these gutters are.
  7. Mal Thomas

    Cod Competition - take 2

    Sorry but it is no surprise, we will have to postpone The Cod Comp again as the forecast is set fast as very high winds.☹️
  8. Mal Thomas

    Christchurch Entrance

    The I noticed the Entrance has been marked with more yellow markers whilst taking a walk on Hengistbury Head today . I assume you pass them on your starboard as you exit.
  9. Mal Thomas

    Christchurch Entrance

    Let's hope the promising recent surveys on the Hengistbury groin gets the extension discussed. This might protect the ebb tide delta from forming quite so readily after a winter storm.
  10. Mal Thomas

    Christchurch Entrance

    The best way is to read the breaking waves and save a route on your plotter. The yellows have been there for a while and I am not sure if they have been adjusted fo this year. The wave chart time tables will give a good indication of depth of water, available from Christchurch tackle shop. I time my approach at no less than 1mtr on the chart, this is not an exact calculation and you should approach at the time your confident with. On Neap tides you will have more time fishing and the chart barely drops to less than 1 MTR. Springs are a whole different matter. Take this Sunday for instance, the water on the chart drops to approx 600mm at low tide, so 400mm lower than a neap. Thats when the entrance bares it's teeth and depending on the weather you don't want to be their when the ebb is moving very fast and dropping quickly, then 1hr after high might be good advice. The other conditions to take into account are the direction of the wind, SE is probably the worst, Northerlies being the best. High air pressure will allow the water to drop lower so beware of that.
  11. Mal Thomas

    Friday 16th. November.

    Chris and I are out on Kingfisher early tomorrow so we will report on visibility on ch6. as we move through the Harbour.
  12. Mal Thomas

    November Cod Comp

    The weather has forced us to Cancel the cod comp. I do not think I have heard of a cod being caught yet in open waters, so we may not be missing much in the way of catching Cod. Are the Cod going to turn up at all this year? Some Charter skippers are starting to search for species other than Cod to fill their days at Sea. Neal will try to rearrange our Cod Comp.
  13. Mal Thomas

    Cod Competition

    We need some serious luck to be fishing this weekend
  14. Mal Thomas

    Birthday greetings Oli

    Happy Birthday Oli
  15. Nige what's the starling me darling photo like, the birds in the mast, worth submitting.