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gonorn last won the day on September 9 2020

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About gonorn

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    Cod Hauler
  • Birthday 12/14/1974

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    Fishing, boating also a Member of the Dorset wildfowlers.
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    Sea Jay
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  1. gonorn

    Continental Beachcasters

    HI Mike I dusted off the beech gear last lock down and ended up buying a new rod. I went for one of the new Conti style rods for ease of use. Vercelli Oxygen Airbone 420 LC was on offer from veals around £70.00 Hybrd tip. I've always used heavy 12-13 foot rods with a pen 525 mag so this was a little different for me. Simple over head cast with a fixed spool gets plenty of distance with no stress. This model is fine for me as i fish mainly clean sandy areas, sandbanks to Southbourne, best fish so far on it approx. 15lb undulate handles it no problem but I would I say its a little light for shingle beech work and big tides I would be more than happy to buy another of these rods in a slightly heavier build to handle the likes of Milford and Chesil assuming the same build quality. Vercelli Enygma Centinel-T 420 - Tubular (veals.co.uk) something like this I was looking at. The only trouble is stock of fishing rods this year is very thin on the ground. Mike 1
  2. gonorn

    Happy Birthday Mike

    Thanks all had a nice relaxed day and let some one else do the cooking Lol.
  3. gonorn

    Looking after your catch....

    The only small thing I try and do is keep the fish out of contact with fresh water ie melting ice, I use a bin liner to keep the fish in and then ice over and under it in layers if I have too.
  4. gonorn

    WiFi expert wanted.

    You should be fine setting these up, I used to sell them to the trade and no one ever came back and said they could not get them to set up. Hardest bit is getting you virgin hub into modem mode and making sure you move the main connection to the right port as once you switch it over only 1 out put works. Might suggest you get a gigabyte network switch as if you have anything cabled you wont have enough ports to connect to with a few cat6 patch leads. https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-SG108S-Ethernet-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B07HP5TN4S/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=gigabit%2Bswitch%2Btp%2Blink&qid=1592668090&sr=8-5&th=1 Mike
  5. gonorn

    Has anyone seen any mackerel yet?

    Boat is stuck at Rockley Still so I'm having to resort to some shore fishing. Seems I can still hold my own. Not bad as I was fishing for flatties!
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    Having an idea they where going to shut the cafes and pubs down I had the boat serviced and ready to go, And when I looked we had been giving light Northerly's. Now I am sad as Jerry Just said its all gone around Easterly and not looking very good for the weekend atm.
  7. gonorn

    Flotalia of lights

    HI All I was given a copy of the today and thought I would upload it here if anyone is interested, I'm sure it would be great fun for the kids. Regards Mike
  8. gonorn

    Club Cod Comp November 17th.

    I am fishing Andy's Comp tomorrow with my father. We are fishing on a charter boat for a change as my father has been ill and needs a bit of cover atm and my little boat does not cut the mustard this time of year. So I will see some of you at weigh in tomorrow evening. Good luck all.
  9. gonorn

    Where to keep my boat?

    Rockley had there planning persimmon refused by NE and are now trying to get people back in the yard after lots of people moving out. They are developing main complex now.
  10. gonorn

    Where to keep my boat?

    I keep mine on a trailer at Rockley boat park, you also have the option to dry stack it there. To keep it on a trailer in the yard which is secure and has slipway access around £1500 per year. You can ring security to get to your boat out of hours as long as you have made arrangements beforehand. However there is over night berthing on the water for those early morning get a way's and late coming back.
  11. gonorn

    Heavier spinning rod wanted

    SAVAGE GEAR XLNT-3 TRIGGER ROD SERIES MODEL: CCS XLNT-3 TRIGGER ROD SERIES I picked up one of these this year they do a nice range and not silly money, I ordered mine from one of the eBay stores as I could not get one local though. Plenty of reviews on you tube for them as well. RODS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING SIZES LENGTH CASTING SECTIONS TRANSPORT LENGTH ROD WEIGHT 7ft / 213cm 12-45g 2 sec 108cm 135g 7ft / 213cm 20-70g 2 sec 108cm 164g 7ft / 213cm > 100g 2 sec 108cm 157g 8ft-3" / 251cm > 100g 2 sec 128cm 199g 8ft-3" / 251cm > 150g 2 sec 128cm 215g
  12. gonorn

    Norway 2019 [long report]

    Great write up Charlie, really enjoyed that! Well done. Mike
  13. gonorn

    Best hand held vhf ??

    I use the Standard Horizon HX870E Handheld Vhf with DSC as aback up. I've had it almost 2 years, I keep it in my go bag. I've not been out this year, but this reminded me to check it and its still at almost full charge. Well over 6 months since I last checked it. Paid about £200.00 for it as it was DSc and GPS built in. I think its been replaced by the HX890 now.
  14. gonorn

    Online users

    We thought your new love was all the bacon you 2 ate in the café that week. I might need to fit a couple of private booths in for date nights!
  15. gonorn

    Aux flush

    As soon as I put the boat back on the trailer I flush my main engine (no aux) At Rockley they have a good supply of water and muffs, but I carry a hose and flush connector just in case they cant do it for any reason. The salt water is not great to have sat in there but its also any sediment that can get caught inside the cooling chambers and block ports that is the real worry, Especial as the water can be very shallow in Poole some times when your heading back in its easy to scope a load of mud up into your engine.