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Ian.Jones last won the day on November 20

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About Ian.Jones

  • Birthday 02/05/1954

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    All forms of fishing, golf, food/wine/travel, diy
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    Joint Venture

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  1. My new 7 month old crew man getting his sea legs
  2. I can’t remember as it was 10 years ago. I might have the invoice somewhere but I am in NZ at the moment so can’t search it out. ian
  3. I made a similar extra large bait board 10 years ago and fitted it to my 23’ Grady White - made from 18mm white food grade cutting board and incorporating a drain with a 50mm hose to take the blood away. I added an American 4 rod rack with knife slots at the back and various clips to hold fishing pliers etc, together with a 1m stainless ruler to check against size limits. It is super strong and I can stand on it without it moving. It has stood up to regular use and I recently transferred it to my Rodman that I shipped to New Zealand - using a couple of custom made stainless supports that fit into two existing rod holders to give a comfortable filleting height. The board needed a bit of a rub down after 10 years of UV and weather, but it now looks as good as new. The red arrows on the ruler are 30cm for Snapper and 75cm for KIngfish - my two target species for the table - and size and bag limits are strictly enforced (and widely supported by most anglers) Charlie was asking where to get the Board. I found a manufacturer near Luton via Google and they were very helpful, offering to do all the cutting as they said it was difficult with household DIY tools. This was a godsend, as the plastic welds itself as you cut………it took me two hours just to cut the hole for the drain plug, so much so that I abandoned the idea of fitting a drain in each rear corner. I am now back in NZ enjoying the start of summer and the best of the fishing, so hopefully the bait/filleting board will be good for another ten years. Ian
  4. No photo or video required and it all seems to work fine ian
  5. My experience was a bit more positive. I downloaded the NHS app to my smartphone, entered my email, DOB and NHS number, received and entered a confirmation code and was good to go, with Covid history all available and accurate. 5 minutes from start to finish. also registered with the Guernsey State travel app and now ready for Alderney……….. Ian
  6. It would appear that Alderney will now allow visitors from the UK who have been double vaccinated plus a two week time lapse. That would be ok for me, but would exclude Adam and maybe others, so not sure yet what JV’s plans will be. Below is the message I received from the guest house we have booked. Ian The borders are still opening on 1st July, but are now using a different system. Which Guernsey government changed on Friday. Here is an update issued since on local radio. https://www.facebook.com/299676165997/posts/10158270134695998/?app=fbl. Or you can look for most recent updates on www.gov.gg/coronavirus This is the post from Guernsey government as of 2 days ago. https://www.facebook.com/1400541486941964/posts/2971955673133863/?app=fbl
  7. Joint Venture with Adam and I on board also plan to join the Alderney trip - and accommodation is booked courtesy of Terry’s perseverance. ian
  8. Just like Tigerfish, the Joint Venture crew gave the Bass a go before trying for some Bream - albeit a much later start due to Poole tide restrictions. The delay proved fortuitous, as we fished alongside Tigerfish in a stronger tide, which produced plenty of bass to around 7lb 8oz., all on lures. Then inshore to find lots and lots of Bream, but not many big ones. The best of the day came to my rod at 2lb 7oz. The power boat threat did not effect us as they hugged the shore - no doubt to give the holidaymakers on the beach a bit of a spectacle - but the noise was deafening even though we were upwind and two miles away. good luck to all over the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend. Ian
  9. Happy to wait until the meetings restart. Ian
  10. Hi Martin. I’ll take the 70mm hull anodes thanks. Regards, Ian
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    Jim. You should be covered on your insurance, but check whether it is worth a claim v excess. Remember that if you inform them then don’t claim, it will still count as an “event” that would effect your future premium. Hope it gets sorted. Ian
  12. As Rob mentioned, I bought my last boat in France, and before that I have bought another in Spain. My thoughts would be: Buying in Europe is very straightforward and the paperwork is simple - generally there is less expectation of a paperwork trail tracking all the way back to the original owner. Brokers rely more on a legal statement of ownership as a binding contract base, which should be ok with an established broker - BUT be careful if you then bring the boat back to the UK as when you sell it you may be expected to have more comprehensive paperwork. You will have to pay VAT on the value of the boat when you import it into the UK (a Brexit bonus!) which will also include transport costs. This needs to be accounted for in your budget. Road transport costs are almost certainly going to be higher than you think. You could be lucky and find a boat transport company looking for a return load, but it would still be in the thousands of pounds. Driving the boat back is viable, but the fuel cost and wear and tear needs to be budgeted. On a boat of the size you are looking at, I think the deal would have to be exceptional to justify the extra cost and inconvenience, especially when you add on flights, hotels and car hire to check the boat and then collect it if you decided to go ahead. Sorry if this is talking you out of it - but better to know what you are taking on beforehand. I drove my Rodman from Bordeaux to Chichester, then to Holland and shipped it New Zealand, where it now sits waiting for Covid rules to lift. That was a much bigger project, but I knew the full costs before I started and it was worth it. I hope that helps, but PM me if you want more detailed advice. Ian
  13. Adding my little bit........ I agree with all of the above - and gained some good pointers from my annual trips to New Zealand where the Asian taste for super fresh fish and sashimi has had a lot of influence. When I can, I cut the gills (and on certain fish the tail root) and let them bleed for five minutes or so in the bait tank with pump running. I then put the fish into sea water with frozen water bottles to chill the fish quickly. Best to avoid ice cubes as fresh water dilutes the sea water and seems to draw the natural oils out of the flesh. Most garages in NZ sell bags of salt water ice along with bait. Fishing is big over there! Like others, I gut asap but fillet fish after 24hrs once the flesh has set (except mackerel) and avoid washing the fish. Then I vacuum pack if going in the freezer. Ian
  14. Adam and I plan to take JV out for its first trip of the year - targeting Bream. Will stay on Ch6.
  15. I’m a bit late getting to this one but I will add my experience it it helps. On my 23’ Grady White, I had a wire strop made by a yacht rigger using stainless cable that would normally be for mast stays. This was heavy duty, with a loop crimped at each end, and made slightly longer than the anchor and looked very neat. One loop was shackled to the hole at the rear or the anchor, and the other loop was secured to the swivel which connected to the chain/rope rode. The front loop was then tied to the front of the anchor so that the strop was slack and the weight was on the tied connection. like Steve, I did not use cable ties as they degrade over time and fail when you are not expecting it - I used thin binding chord and added extra turns until I felt it was right. The bottom line was that when I needed to, I could break out the anchor connection using the weight and power of the boat, but after 10 years it never failed in normal service, broke out when required, the strop was as good as new, and I never lost an anchor. In fact it worked so well that I would often anchor in known rocky areas with confidence that I would get my gear back. Stay safe everyone. Ian
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