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  1. It was quite a lot of effort. No really! It wasn't all beer and skittles. 😉 Terry.
  2. At last a window of opportunity, I had been going stir crazy. Stuie volunteered for crew and was pontoon-side ready for action at our 08.00 start time, regrettably Min-y-Mor had not been launched so Stuie issued a reminder whilst I attended to more basic needs after a long'ish early morning drive. Everything was forgiven though due to the sun shining, the sea being calm and a good day in prospect. First stop a mackerel call, well that was easy, nothing there. Second stop a tiny reef to pick up some small pollack, bingo! Off for a bit of bassing and Stuie was keen to catch one. It was not the most exciting session with the bass being markedly uncooperative, even Alun on Gastronaught was struggling. However, Stuie managed to get a couple, one a keeper, which seemed to please him so, job done. In the meantime Alun had gone in search of mackerel and lo, he found some. Off we went, of course, and caught as many large mackerel as we needed in very short order, thank you for sharing Al. So, two boxes ticked now for the plaice. I can only say, this was less than sparkling with only small fish coming to our worm offerings, by the way, good worms supplied by Stuie. His technique proved superior to mine with a variety of fish coming to his offerings, plaice, dabs, gurnard and a baby smoothy. We tried a couple of other spots on the way back to Poole but, I have to say, my heart wasn't really in it by this stage so we called it a day and back to the marina for 6'ish. What a fabulous day to be on the water, not a red letter day for fish caught but it has really perked me up. Looking forward to the next one. Terry.
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    Kayak tope

    Nor my Android phone. Terry.
  4. Good luck everyone, I shall be absent. Buggering off fishing was considered to be a bit selfish on our 50th wedding anniversary. Anybody else think this is a bit harsh? Terry.
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    Living out of town is not a reason for not joining, I live in Oxfordshire and have been a member, if memory serves me right, since 2004. Joining was the best decision I have ever made regarding fishing and as a bonus, I have made many good friends for life, it really is the friendliest group of people imaginable. Terry.
  6. Exactly what I was thinking, that would be the biggest impact on me as I have self imposed quite high size limits for keeping fish. Terry.
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    Good old Wood

    Big old 3D printer and 'print' a new house. Got to be cost effective. Terry.
  8. plaicemat

    Good old Wood

    We don't appear to have a WOW emoji but, if we did, Terry.
  9. We were all double vaccinated and we all tested the night before leaving, all returning negative results. Plus our trip was over 4 weeks ago so the effects would have been seen much sooner. I'm pretty sure we all did enough to reasonably ensure we were not a risk and acted responsibly. So there! 🙂 Terry.
  10. 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.
  11. Loobie 1V Jerry 1 Jerry 2 Norman Fishlock. Saturday Madness - Martin + Dean non member. Sunday Tigerfish - Steve + Alun + Terry + Ian, Saturday. Reel Magic Dave Kev and Charlie, Saturday
  12. Loobie 1V Jerry 1 Jerry 2 Norman Fishlock. Saturday Madness - Martin + Dean non member. Sunday Tigerfish - Steve + Alun + Terry + Ian
  13. Having used Min-y-Mor 3 times now, I have identified the urgent improvements that need doing. Number 1) A bait tank which will be installed once I have a deck-wash pump installed which will be achieved with Martin's help. 2) Rod storage. This is the most urgent as it is very difficult keeping them anywhere they are not in the way. The obvious answer is a stainless rack on the roof but, at present, I can get under the two bridges without having to wait for them to lift but at high springs, it is tight. If I add a stainless rail and rack it will mean waiting for bridges so I would like to install one that folds down thus solving the problem. Where do I get one from or get one especially made, there is the rub! Discuss and make suggestions please. Terry.
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