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  1. Has the Shambles lost some of its glory? We headed down to the Shambles from Cobbs around 7.15 am. on one of our annual pilgrimages. Departure was a little later than anticipated due to a few hiccups and an iced up boat and slippy pontoons. As high water on the Shambles was 8 am. We had a little bit of tide against us and conditions were relatively calm. Our average speed was around 18 knots. Spoke to Doombar and Bobblin 3 several times during the day ( Buddy Boats). On our arrival at the East Shambles Buoy, we joined the flotilla of some 22 other boats. Our attempts t
    16 points
  2. Maverick

    Windy but quiet day

    Saturday 27/03/21 Dean and I were up early doors . Got to the boat at around 8:45am and were the only boat going out through the 9:30 bridge lift. Pulled into Poole Quay opposite one of the Squeeker factories to collect our bait. Armed with worms and raw prawns off we set. Went past a visiting super yacht called Elandess, Dean took a photo of our boat passing her Headed outside the harbour and had a few drifts along the beaches with 1 plaice being the reward for our effort there. Twas windy and cold so bacon and sausage sandwiches were made and consumed, this turned ou
    15 points
  3. Madness is back where she belongs, on the water. Titivating this weekend then its off fishing so look out for poor weather to come
    12 points
  4. Just for fun from my daily walk this is what we all think about the last year
    10 points
  5. Great weather window, so a trip to check the boat and drown some worms. Big tides limited things a bit but drifting down the front and past the piers gave us a really wonderful welcome back to the real world. With nets and a trawler out to annoy us we had some lovely Plaice to a PB 50cm on a new rod, Dabs, Tub Gurnard, Whiting and a beautifully marked Thornback. The boat worked well, the fish obliged, the weather was kind so a perfect day. Can anyone ID the spherical egg casing I caught?
    10 points
  6. Went out to the Black bream mark in the fabulous early conditions. Didn’t find any but did get some dogs and 2 personal best Rays Undulate at 16lb and Spotty at 4.75. Question. My scale does pounds but to me it looks like it then does percentages of lbs? The undulate bounced from 15.98 to 16.28 lbs. The spotted from 4.75 to just under 5 Will be adding the weights to catch reports once you chaps clarify Cheer
    9 points
  7. Tiddler

    Sunday

    Was minding my own business on Saturday, Busy painting Hall, Stairs, Landing, Lounge. The aim was work til 1:00 ish then same thing on Sunday. Had a text from Martin to see if I was up for a trip? ( silly question) ! So we carried on all day with decorating. We were both as stiff as planks by tea time. Up early Sunday and left in time for the 08:30 bridge. Headed out on a fresh but beautiful morning. Went over just past the piers to try for a few. Martin was soon into a fish and our expectations were raised! A small Gurnard brought onboard. T
    9 points
  8. Tiddler

    Good old Wood

    In my SPARE time . . . . . . . . . . . . We cleaned the pond out due to cracks and lined it. We had to make it frog friendly or as Wallace & Gromit would say " innable & outable " So I dreamed up a Frog Walkway for them. Just fitted it in place. And Zoomed in: Posh Frogs !
    9 points
  9. Dan with his PB Pollack from Sunday , 12lb
    9 points
  10. 9 points
  11. Rob

    Photo of the Month April

    One of my turbots
    8 points
  12. Tiddler

    Good old Wood

    Just done these two. Varnished Oak & Oiled Mahogany. Very pleased with the results.
    8 points
  13. It is getting close to the Black Bream spawning season, please be aware you may get challenged by government officials on what you are doing when out fishing. The environmental groups want to impose a ban on fishing for Black Bream during the spawning season, April to July, so please keep any retained fish to a minimum If you catch a female full of eggs please return asap, the male of course guards the nest and tries to fight off predators who want to eat the eggs, so females are the best to keep after they have spawned. There is of course no ban or restrict
    8 points
  14. Low tide at Whitecliff, wish I'd been there a few days earlier for the really low tide.
    7 points
  15. Maverick

    Yyessss at last

    Well that's it Madness is now ready for action. If the weather holds for next weekend Dean and I will be afloat chasing fins
    7 points
  16. Maverick

    2021 Species Hunt

    Mark, our club is run almost totally on honesty. ie: if you say you caught a fish you did catch a fish. If you are unsure of a fishes id then do post a photo and the members will help you out on the id of your catch. Photos would be nice in reports just to spice things up a bit. There are no large prizes to win so anyone who (shall we say) exaggerates their catches is only fooling themselves. The only comps we run that require a weigh in is (I believe) our Christmas flounder comp and that is a purely social event which again only offers a small hamper plus other bits and bobs as prize
    6 points
  17. On the way to the wrecks , in company with Dave and his crew on Reel Magic
    6 points
  18. great white

    AT Update

    Please see this just received https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR08vEEf_oP7mLTzLrrYGlW0TWmoK5YCPjsY9ytPqXLFsfN-dkDPPQ_T-A0
    6 points
  19. Maverick

    Old news was good news

    This club use to dominate the angling press. I have uncovered an old copy of Boat Fishing Monthly where we had two full length articles. This one was all about the open comp we use to host. If this turns out to be readable I'll maybe post the other article later
    5 points
  20. Tiddler

    Photo of the Month April

    Strange weather when we went Plaice fishing on Madness. Quite a few squalls about but none of them hit us.
    5 points
  21. JV went last Sunday, 10 for the 3 of us, 4 decent keepers amongst them. R
    5 points
  22. Mike Fox

    Continental Beachcasters

    Well, with the removal of the "stay local" constraint on exercise, I tried the rods using existing reels on 2 local beaches. The difference is incredible, they really launch a lead and baits with so little effort, and am already achieving decent casts of way over 100 yards (the old target back in the 70s) with bait, from little more than semi-powerful lobs. I know the species don't count for our boat comps, but so far have seen: Bass (first fish on each rod) Flounder Whiting Dogfish 5-bearded rockling A total of 10 fish in two sessions, s
    5 points
  23. I've posted this before, if I see a boat on heading towards me mentally I'm prepared to take avoiding action by starting the engine and motor forward at an angle to avoid the anchor rope. The lines in the water will just have to take care of themselves. A couple of times I've started the engines just in case. The main point is you must a plan of action in advance ready enact when it happens. Blowing a horn/shouting/radio might work but there is no substitute for taking action by moving yourself to avoid a collision. That's horrific. I thought I w
    5 points
  24. Tiddler

    Birthday greetings Jim

    Thanks all for the Birthday wishes. Been working today and NO BEER. Did have a takeaway curry & cake though. Steve & family came over for tea yesterday brandishing beer and a cake that his eldest had made. Not gone short of beer over the past few days so won't hurt to have a day off ! Jackie's gone overboard on the pressies so I'm a very happy old codger.
    4 points
  25. djredrupp

    (Not so) new member

    Hi All, It’s been a while since I posted here (or on any forum!), and a while since I’ve been out fishing! I’ve recently moved back to Poole, so looking forward to getting out in the summer and remembering how to catch a fish again! Hopefully see some of you on the water. Dan
    4 points
  26. not sure using them for pot bait is a good idea Greg.
    4 points
  27. My girls 1st ever fishing trip ( shame we blanked ) but i stayed in the harbour where it was safe there was a lot of boats zooming about making quite a bit of wash but they still enjoyed it ...even got the old flag out 🥰
    4 points
  28. i'm in!

    Happy Bithday Jacob

    Happy birthday Jacob 🎂🎂 16 today getting a big boy now 🥳 Grandad 👍👍
    4 points
  29. lofty

    POM WINNER MARCH

    Baiter at sunrise by Chris W
    4 points
  30. I assume Mal hasn't lost another one 😎
    4 points
  31. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-56514997
    4 points
  32. Maverick

    Sunday

    Jim and I will be out tomorrow on Madness. Only going along the front looking for plaice and scratching around. Will be listening on ch6
    3 points
  33. Possibly, 🤣( you would not believe the stick I got when I dragged up that one 😂) Best fish I have ever caught, it’s all skill you know 🤫
    3 points
  34. Mines same engine as yours, it’s never going to be the same . I have been working out my consumption, 1.5lts per mile Taking 100 litres, . Very happy to have some buddy’s on this trip, it’s the sensible thing it’s been a while but 🤣
    3 points
  35. Sounds like if you use half a tank (50 litres) getting there, you have half a tank left for drifts and then 70 for the way home, just run efficiently as you can and don't blast back up the drift as the tide can be pushing hard. Just stick to you usual cruising revs. As already said, there is Portland marina close by for a top up. Using the plotter to reset at the start of a trip, and then calculating the fuel used is something you should know. Then if you do 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 2 litres per mile it's a quick sum and you know what is expected. Just remember, if weather changes you can use 30/50
    3 points
  36. Hi Martin, your figures are bang on. Fishing either side of slack, moving for the Plaice and drifting gave me about 110 miles last time. We should get some assistance from the tide both ways on Tuesday Fisheagle will have about 80 litres to spare unless there are unforseen problems or someone needs a tow. I would suggest that Rag Doll should be ok but could be pushing it if there are any problems, don't know other variables like how many on board, weight carried etc. Personally, I would like to know my boats fuel consumption before going all that way. I
    3 points
  37. As the crow flies its 23 miles to the centre of the shambles but in reality its 30 miles each way plus your drifting for the day plus your journey through the harbour and back so probably need to allow for well over 100 miles for the day plus an amount for safety allowance or mishaps
    3 points
  38. Wash and dry your reels after each trip. The picture below shows three reel parts from two different anglers. Corrosion on an Abu 650 Multiplier. A pitted handle from a Penn Surf Blaster fixed spool which it was impossible to take out as it had welded itself to the internal drive wheel. It had to be cut off to access the reel internals. Thirdly, badly corroded chrome on an old Penn Multiplier. All three were put unwashed into sheds before Covid restrictions. A little bit of Corrosion Block or similar ( cover the line/spool with masking tape) and regular servicing would
    3 points
  39. Not going out tomorrow although I will be down on Friday to meet with my electrical engineer who is going to do a couple of jobs for me. My input into this is to postulate a possible method of safe fishing going forward. I have a local friend who wants to come out so, when we are allowed, I have suggested that we both do one of the free flow tests the night before, just for security. Obviously, a positive test result would mean cancellation. The tests are free and readily available so, what do folks think? Terry.
    3 points
  40. You must catch a lot of bream to put in that size net Greg!
    3 points
  41. Coddy

    Poole Beach replenishment

    Can I suggest every skipper checks out this Notice to Mariners about the pipes to replenish Poole & Bournemouth beaches https://www.phc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-10-Poole-Bay-Beach-Management-Scheme-Update.pdf Also about the East Loo channel buoys being moved https://www.phc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-11-East-Looe-Channel.pdf Might save an incident especially if out at night
    3 points
  42. Rob

    What Mark?

    How far out? [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
    3 points
  43. So Doombar did fine 😃. Im not going to bother with a catch report, this was a boating trip. The main aim was to find a wreck (Betsy Anna) this small wreck is about 10 miles from Cobbs. The sea swell was nasty, I practiced drifting over while plotting. I trust my fish finder to show fish ( yes they do !!!) shoals of small fish surrounding this wreck. No chance of trying out my new slow jigs due to the swell so with Swanage bay not far I decided to use the Navionics shading features in my honest opinion it is truly fantastic. I have in th
    3 points
  44. Yes , no worries, I have had some very nice Bream, they tend to show up Mid April / May
    3 points
  45. No, at Kimmeridge. Go past Old Harry then past Peveril continue past St Albans. Probably better to go with another Club Boat who knows the tides and likely effect of weather conditions as some of the Headlands can really rough up. I have had to turn back or leave early due to inaccurate forecasts. If you go there, it is about 12 miles from the Shambles Buoy. Go a short distance past St Albans and before Kimmeridge. If you go just past Kimmeridge you need to be aware of the Firing Range and the times when they operate. You can phone or contact them at Range Control on Ch
    2 points
  46. Those scales are reading in pounds and decimals. to get the ounces then multiply 16 by the decimal so 16 X .98 = 15.7 oz 16 X .28 = 4.9 oz Undulate was between 15lb 15.7oz and 16lb 4.9oz Spotty was 4lb 11.2 oz using weight shown on scales (4.70) Hope that makes sense.
    2 points
  47. sparky

    Happy Bithday Jacob

    Happy Birthday Jacob, Where's that little lad gone that I used to go fishing with ?? Have a goodun mate !!🥳🥳 Mick
    2 points
  48. Tiddler

    Happy Bithday Jacob

    Happy Birthday Young Jacob! Not many years ago I remember fishing for Bream near Ballard and heard an ear piercing shout " Dolphins " When I asked who it was I was told " Jacob " and saw a little lad on Grandad's boat. That was our first meeting although we didn't actually meet. I've watched over the years and know just how proud your Grandad is of you. 16 is a major milestone so enjoy your birthday and enjoy adulthood. Enjoy. Jim
    2 points
  49. The buoys are now in and the channel is almost straight out.
    2 points
  50. I heard there was some Tiger Wood found in a ditch recently, apparently its worth a lot of money even though it is damaged.
    2 points
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