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  1. Mal Thomas

    POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !

    I have just sent the email to Harbour control.
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    POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !

    May be the Harbour commissioners can help, I will send them a message.
  3. Mal Thomas

    Cod Comp Cancelled

    See my post on cod comp again.
  4. Mal Thomas

    Cod comp....again

    The competition is cancelled due to an increasing forecast and lack of entrants. The larger boats would have too much of an advantage over the small boats. I think it will be nice early doors if you fancy wetting a line but be prepared to retreat inside the harbour at midday. Sorry everyone. Safety first.
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    Cod comp....again

    The wind has moved around to the SW, that will be warmer but could increase in speed. Lets hope not.
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    Happy birthday Martin

    Happy birthday Martin have a good one😊
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    Cod comp....again

    Sunday's weather is a small window between high winds before and after. The window could disappear rapidly so keep watching this post. The sea conditions might also be quite rough as there is not much time for the sea to calm down.
  8. Surprise surprise, the Danish Fishing Fleet have been mis reporting their catches and by catches. I wonder if they caught all the Cod coming down the East Coast headed our way.😞
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    Are the Danish fishing fleet out of control.

    Getting back to the facts, the Danish Fleet and several others have been misreporting by up to 1000% on Bycatch, subsides are still being paid to fishers not meeting the regs. One fisher caught 5 times for mis reporting with no sanctions. I know we are no better. The size of fleet and advanced technology they use is factory sized shipping and huge quantities. Ring fence our countries coastline and lets manage our own fleet and not all European fleets. Something went wholesale wrong this year with the Cod stocks, similarly the mackerel in past years. Some one is intercepting them on migration and wiping them out.
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    Happy Birthday Brian

    Happy Birthday Brian thanks for all your hard work on the committee.
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    Happy Birthday Ian

    Happy Birthday Ian🎂
  12. Mal Thomas

    Bob Horne Memorial Flounder Competition

    Thanks to Chris for taking on such a long journey, the tide planning and weather checks necessary are very demanding😂. The chilli was superb and very welcome on a chilly day, lots of tea and good company. 4 fish on Kingfisher, 1 weighed in for me 2lb 7oz. 2 fish to Nigel. A well attended weigh in at Cobbs and generally a good vibe. More flounders caught than I expected but still lots of time with no bites.
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    Thanks Alan good to know.
  14. Mal Thomas

    Bob Horne Memorial Flounder Competition

    At the moment the weather is looking good for Sunday and iffy for saturday
  15. Mal Thomas

    A very merry Christmas

    Merry christmas to you all from Mal and Laura in Sunny Spain👍
  16. The forecast is not looking good for the Cod Comp again this weekend, we will keep an eye on Mondays weather perhaps coming earlier. It might not be good enought to go out to sea, but it might be suitable for a flounder comp. I know you are all shouting out what about the bait, lets see what comes Thursday and Friday. The club would like to hold the Flounder comp with the Hamper but not at the cost of safety.
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    This weekend weather watch for the Cod Comp (16th)

    My thoughts are to CANCEL the weather forecast is very iffy even for the Harbour for our smaller craft and it is due to be wet. I think it is worth waiting for a better forecast, also there are a few regulars not able to attend. I am away as of Tonight so one of the committee members will take over from here. Have a good Christmas everyone.
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    Not going out !

    Yes it would be ebbing therefore flow against residual swell that would do it.
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    Not going out !

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

    Happy birthday Neal - the big 60..

    Happy Birthday Neal, have a nice Holiday
  22. 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.
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    Flounder Competition

    Club night will be final decision.
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    Take some location photos so we can see where in relation to the roof these gutters are.
  25. 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.☹️