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  1. 8lb 6oz of Alderney brill. Caught the day BEFORE the flattie comp!
    17 points
  2. Sam

    Photo of the month July

    My Jack is fishing obsessed( not a surprise really) but has never had the confidence to hold fish. Today out of the blue he decided to hold everything he caught and below is two of the best. Now I can't stop him chasing his brother with the left over mackeral Sent from my SM-G996B using Tapatalk
    15 points
  3. Passed through the Bridges at 7.30 am. and stopped in a couple of places for Mackeral. Our first mark only produced small Bass and was very weedy. The second mark was a bit hit and miss but gave us some nice chunky specimens and some Scad. We then tried a couple of spots about 6 miles south of Swanage about an hour before low. During the day we spoke to several Club Boats and heard Marichelle, Jojo, Alfresco and Hydra. The next hour gave us a steady stream of fish. There were plenty of Tope up to 25lbs. Conger to 20lbs, a good selection of Rays up tp14 lbs. A couple of specimen Red Gurnards just under the 1.5 lbs mark, Pout, more Mackeral and Scad and the inevitable doggies and bream. Late afternoon, we moved inshore for a few Plaice. We managed around 20 plus with three keepers on the 2 lbs mark. While we were Plaicing we were listening on Ch 16 to all the Maydays and Pan Pans which seemed never ending. One call was from a small 15 foot fishing with four on board. They were out of Cobbs. Initially, they put out a Mayday, but they had managed to tie onto a red can before the Ferry. The owner explained to the Coast Guard that he was new to boating and had only just got the boat and was using it for the first time. There were four on board with life jackets. The Coast Guard was very sympathetic and professional and explained the difference between a Mayday and a Pan Pan and put out a request for any vessel able to assist with a tow to Cobbs. We thought nothing more about the Pan Pan Relay and proceeded to the Secret Ray Mark. The Rays were very co-operative, especially the Undulates, and Mike managed a Spotted for his Species Hunt. Around 20 hours, we upped anchor and headed in. This was a good couple of hours after the original Mayday/Pan Pan. We came past the Chain Ferry and saw the broken down vessel still attached to the red can. The tide was now ebbing around 5 knots and they were beam on to passing boat traffic and really being bashed about in rough conditions. There was about just over an hours light left by now. We decided to respond to the Coast Guards Pan Pan Relay and were able to lash the vessel alongside with Mike and Jan's help. I was a bit concerned about the height difference of the two boats and had I not been happy at this point, we would have asked for a Lifeboat. Fisheagle was able to protect the vessel from several idiot Gin Palaces speeding through the Harbour. Most vessels slowed down when they saw the situation and a good blast on the horn caught the attention of others. Once we got out of the rough water and near the Island, things improved and we were able to proceed at 4 knots. We did not take any photos of the incident as we did not want to embarrass anyone. The owner could well become a Club Member in the future and will go out with a buddy boat next time. A big thank you to the female Bridge Officer on Condor Liberation who had been monitoring my conversations with the Coast Guard and Harbour Control and who, when I asked her, ensured that the Condor passed with minimum wash. Also, Bridge Conrol for ensuring that our passage through both Bridges was traffic free and unimpeded. Thanks also to Mike and Jan for a nice clean boat and a great day. Finally, a reminder to self after such a stunning day, that there is not much sun cream left on board. Now the fun starts, trying to upload a few fishing pictures.
    13 points
  4. Nice moody shot of Kevs 10lb Turbot. with a couple of club boats in the fog on Friday
    13 points
  5. I was expecting a wrasse and up this popped! [emoji2]
    12 points
  6. We had plans to fish Sat and Sunday after a sleep onboard. When we realised Sam and Family were out and heading for Chapmans Pool, it would be rude not to take both Chapman boats over. Tied up together in the sunshine, we had lots of fun and even swam ashore. After they left we moved out a bit for a fish by the charter boats, then popped back in just before Ben arrived and tied alongside for a chat and a beer. Sunday morning was so lovely , Wendy stayed in bed and I moved out onto the reef, 8 Undulates and several small congers before 0900. After breakfast had a few more but at a slower pace The fishing continued to slow down through the day but we did find tope to over 30lb and larger congers Came in early at 1600 as we were getting a bit overheated. Great weather for boating and the fishing that we did was good
    9 points
  7. Rob

    Saturday 17th. July.

    Well that was a failure, in as much as fishing! Popped out at 9, car park at Mudeford half full already. Saw Steve on Tigerfish (he was in shock hearing "JoJo" on the radio to Mick), had a chat, went off to looks for macs. Nothing, until 40 mind before coming back in. 1 large Mac and 4 pollack (2 big and 2 large Mac size), not good livebait. Gave them a go anyway on a few drifts, last drift, the mackerel is grabbed, gave it time, nothing. I assume its eyes were bigger than its belly! Anyway, nice morning out with eldest daughter, sun shone and it was lovely out there. Usual carnage at ramp on return, very nice of the lad on the gate to offer to help with trailer etc, but I was ok, done this many a time. Nice easy retrieve away from the slip, not sure when others will learn the slip is not the place to leave, deposit, inflate, deflate your craft. Anyway, home for 1 and a single Mac for the BBQ later. Lovely to be out, Rob
    8 points
  8. Steve S

    Alderney 2021...

    All 3 boats made it, getting onto the island was a bit of a procedure but we here now having a beer at The Moorings, yay [emoji3] Reasonable number of flatties best a 8-6 brill!
    7 points
  9. Graham Nash

    graham nash

    Good morning all, Ive just re-joined after many years. Some might remember me by the name "Little Sal", well those that know me will know i'm neither "little" nor am I "Sal". Im now at Ridge Warfe in Wareham, which is a bit of a jaunt to the bay, but i believe the motor home up the river flushes my engine after every trip. Hopefully the weather will get back to what summer is supposed to be and we can all enjoy our boats.
    7 points
  10. plaicemat

    Thursday

    Only a quick report as I have a very busy day. Very enjoyable day out with one of the Jones boys yesterday, in this case Ian. We managed to find some mackerel but had trouble keeping them alive as they don't seem to like my American aerating bait tank, despite not engaging the aerator (which kills them in minutes) and changing the water regularly, I really must get a deck wash pump fitted so I can run a proper bait tank. However, we persevered and I did manage to snaffle a couple of nice bass, the biggest going 8lb 2oz when weighed at home at the end of a very long day. It will probably be a bit smaller when I remove the bloody great crab which can be easily felt in its belly, it's going to know it when it craps that lot out! Otherwise, a fairly uneventful day which left us unbothered by much else of note apart from a nice gurnard for Ian which will, perhaps, contribute to a nice fish stew. As it has done for the last two outings, a perfectly good forecast went windy and lumpy for the second half a the day which put the mockers on the plaice session, they don't like it up 'em Mr. Mainwaring. As seems to be usual, the day finished with me eating my take away Chez Burt, always fun. Now watching the weather for Alderney next week, everything crossed. Terry.
    7 points
  11. Dogfish Dave with a 11lb 2oz pollock, I had one exactly the same size off the next wreck but he is more photogenic than me!! 😂
    6 points
  12. Madness and Jersey Girl leaving the Hamble on the morning of the inaugural Offshore outlaws meet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  13. What a way to start a Sunday. 0700 just outside Chapmans Pool
    5 points
  14. lofty

    Photo of the month July

    Secret ray mark
    5 points
  15. Newboy

    Haulage

    Is the people or company you are buying off reliable? It's a lots of work trying to get your money back if you think you were getting miss universe 2020 and somehow miss universe 1950 turned up when you open the box. Not saying China is untrustworthy, just most of the people in there.
    5 points
  16. Rob

    Photo of the month July

    Hengisbury Head as the sun dips
    4 points
  17. lofty

    POM winner June

    Wendy’s PB Tope
    4 points
  18. Oi watch it or you could be outlawed
    4 points
  19. Hired a little cork of a boat, a Pegasus 460, in Cala D’or Majorca this week. Whipped out my travel road and didn’t blank. Result all round
    4 points
  20. Graham Nash

    graham nash

    Ha ha. I did that. Fell off the thing nearly every time I used it! Sold it to some guy from southbourne who used it with his dog. (Hopefully him and his dog had better Ballance than me)!!
    4 points
  21. Competitions 2021 Next weekend sees the Flatfish Competition on 3-4th July August 14-15th Ray Comp September 11-12th Bass Comp It has been the strangest of years, let’s hopefully see these last competitions go forward well, and we can look forward to arranging a full schedule of Competitions for 2022. Jerry
    4 points
  22. Steve S

    Saturday 17th. July.

    Aye Rob it was great to be out, long time no meet! Yes when I heard Jojo of the radio, I was like, could it be Rob, nah. Roll on the club meeting. The plaice fishing was a bit slow for me, got 10 and some small black bream, some would be keepers I guess if the stocks at home were low. The offshore wind really affected the presentation. A bonus 4 macks on the lazy line, rather to big for livebait but gave it a go, zippo, not a surprise. Finished with a few wrasse. We ate the macks. Diane was going to go but bailed when I got up a 7:30, she missed out, it was sooo nice out there.
    3 points
  23. plaicemat

    Ideas please.

    Update. Stainless rod holders mounted on the side overhang of the wheelhouse roof which gives me storage for 8 rods and doesn't affect the overall height, should be enough for two! Bait tank sorted thanks to Martin who just happened to have one about his person and, pro tem, I am going to use a small bilge pump hurled over the stern when stationary with the outlet pouring out over the transom. At some stage I will get round to fitting a deck wash pump but that may wait until the season is finished, no point in wasting good fishing time. A little cruise next week to Yarmouth (IOW not Norfolk) with Dilys and number 1 daughter with a nice lunch thrown in. Might have time on the way back for a mackerel or three. Terry.
    3 points
  24. Hi, Sorry about the delay in results. First Ian Jones 3lbs 10oz Brill Second Tony Deavin 1lbs 10oz Plaice Third Stuie 1lbs 8oz Plaice Well done to everyone who took part, especially those who went to Alderney Ray Competition is on 14-15th August so let’s hope for a settled forecast
    3 points
  25. June Fish of the Month winner. 1st Place; Mick Pike Red Gurnard 1lb 3oz 95% Specimen £25 Voucher 2nd Place; Terry Bartell Bass 8lb 2oz 85.5% Specimen 3rd Place; Jerry Shutter Small Eyed Ray 9lb 3oz 83.5% Specimen Voucher with Andy @ Poole Sea Angling Mick.
    3 points
  26. Welcome Jon. I would so love to upgrade you but it is more than my privileges are worth I have to answer to a committee and we all know what they are like don't we @Rob
    3 points
  27. Tiddler

    Haulage

    Thanks Neil, I have a Tow hitch and trailer. I'll check sizes tomorrow but I think it will fit in the trailer. ( It's not a Halfords cheapo job) Still a long way off ordering and getting it here. I mentioned it to the accounts dept ( Jackie) I'm still alive so that's good but I've not had the magic nod yet. Steve says it's better to beg for forgiveness than permission but I'm not convinced. 🤪 And I have a healthy selection of ex wives who would agree.
    3 points
  28. jerry.shutter

    Flatfish Comp

    Flatfish Comp Reminder. July 3-4th Please register as usual, for those lucky ones going to Alderney, we are expecting new club records in the Turbot and Brill category, for those of us fishing out of Poole the Dabs are looking like favourites!!! Lets watch the weather and fingers crossed.
    3 points
  29. Sorry to hear you might be letting her go Pete. Hope you get a good offer. You are welcome to fish aboard HFF anytime (once she is back in the water of course!)
    3 points
  30. 3 points
  31. Rob

    Saturday 17th. July.

    Out again tonight Steve, I know right!!!!!! Couldn't find macs once again and had 1 run on a too big Pollack as it was getting dark at 21:15, but lovely to be out. R
    2 points
  32. Fisheagle hopes to be out on Saturday about 6 miles off Swanage. On Ch 6/16 as always. Allan.
    2 points
  33. Sam

    Thursday 22nd july

    I will be out Thursday morning. If I see you will.come over and say hello and point out a few of the not so secret marks. Being based out of swanage there is plenty to chose from Sent from my SM-G996B using Tapatalk
    2 points
  34. Maverick

    Thursday 22nd july

    Other way around Jim You have a pm Graham
    2 points
  35. Rob

    Ideas please.

    Maybe we just need to be in the presence of greatness Jim? R
    2 points
  36. JonC on PBSBAC. There is NO escape…. Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  37. Rob

    Haulage

    That a hefty mail-order bride Jim, blimey you'll have you hands full! [emoji23]
    2 points
  38. Rob

    Alderney 2021...

    Beast if a brill Steve, well done you! R
    2 points
  39. 2006holmwood

    Ideas please.

    Had my screen surround made by J & T Tubes on Upton ind est, made to measure, well pleased.
    2 points
  40. Steve S

    Ideas please.

    Stainless Steve, I have used him, high quality work, hopeless timekeeping.
    2 points
  41. great white

    Alderney 2021...

    Hi all Just to let all know, I have sent the Harbour booking forms for Reel Magic and Kingfisher over the channel by email We need to be doing our own travel trackers tomorrow and take passports with us for the NHS App evidence of vaccinations. Fuel is booked by bowser delivery at 1400 Friday, then Covid admin between 1500-1600. I checked with the harbour authority to get permission to leave the boats on commercial quay while we do that. so no need to take a tender 5 of us are now booked into the Indian Restaurant Nelly Grays on Friday at 1900 and the Marais Hall at the same time 1900 on Saturday, lets hope that they have a TV, kick off at 2000. Charlie
    2 points
  42. great white

    Alderney 2021...

    http://www.alderney.gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=139520&p=0 we need to submit these forms 48 hours in advance by email if you want to send them to me, or just the details to fill in [wchapman212@outlook.com] I will email over to them, I have already phoned them and our three boats are booked in, so we have time. I see that they say a tender is required but they did not have a problem with us being on the commercial quay for fuel?? Steve are you taking your tender? Travel tracker cannot be done yet. I just tried and it would not let me. For admin ashore and any tests, there are only two daily windows 0900-1100 and 1500-1600. Fuel has been a bit tricky as Mainbrayce is closed. I have booked a bowser delivery on the commercial quay at 1400 Friday. and need to confirm on Thursday that we are going. They do not work at Weekends so if we need a second fill that will need to be from them at 0800 Monday, or if the weather window for Monday return trip closes, we may need to use drums filled on Friday. I have booked dinner at 1900 on Sat in Marais Hall and will continue to look for a late booking somewhere on Friday Charlie
    2 points
  43. Well if you’ve got a black ball and an anchor bouy out they are no trouble. Of course you get the odd arse, but just Chuck a bit of stinky squid at his sails and he gets the message! [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  44. Cleaning, that's what crew are for! Get 90% done before you get back to base. Maybe you just need new crew! Good luck Pete if you decide to sell. I don't use mine much, 3 or 4 times a year , prob more in lockdown. But being on the drive costs are a Barr minimum. Just knowing she is there and "could" go out, is warming! R
    2 points
  45. plaicemat

    Thursday

    Quick update, upon gutting the bass, it's stomach contents were quite amazing, how it was going to jettison this lot, I'm not quite sure, I've heard of being on solid foods but this is ridiculous! The fish is a small flattie, not what I would expect on the ledge. The bait tank was only a stop gap Charlie, I've had it for some years, sent to me by the Florida owner of Keep Alive bait tanks who I used to know and fish with. For anything other than mackerel, it is brilliant but therefore of little use to me. When I can find somebody to fit a deck wash pump I will be back up to speed, as I was on Stingray. Terry.
    2 points
  46. I know what you are going through Pete. It has been a real crap time for all of us and like you I have lost the interest in fishing recently. All I can advise is that when I got rid of my first boat to raise cash to start our business 20 years ago, I missed it greatly, and bought a new boat three years after. I now tend to do more leisure boating now with the odd trolling of lures to keep into fishing. I find it a real chore now to get up early and scrabble for bait and all the hassle of cleaning down afterwards. Actually, thinking about, it I think the recent lockdowns and restrictions have made me very lazy when it comes to fishing!!! I will get back into it again once all the restrictions have been lifted. I hope you hang in there and would hope to see you at the next club meet. Cheers Greg
    2 points
  47. painful to hear! i would be interested, but my next boat needs to have a head. And i can confirm that those nordic boats are built to last and can cope with just about anything. I think they build them with those nordic granite shorelines in mind. But i am sure you will get a good price for her in the current market. Mark at stingray in cobbs deals in nordic boats and has always struck me as a straight as you can be for a used boat dealer.
    2 points
  48. Looks like the ladies in the club are into the Tope. Not as big as Wendy’s but still nice for Bobi at 24lb 7oz .
    2 points
  49. Another rare fish, but not as rare as stingray
    2 points
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