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  1. Took the day off work today to catch the weather window. Stopped off at Dean Tail to see if any mackerel were there, a short while later and we had 12. Enough to start of our day. Headed over to Pullar in search of Tope. All a bit quiet on our spot at the start. I was out on Ray's boat again, Ray had started making his fry up when his live bait had been picked up. Rod arched over and the fish was on the move. Quite a lengthy fight ensued with Ray making zero headway into the fish, he'd gain a bit and the fish would take it back. Certainly wasn't a Tope as it was just holdin
    10 points
  2. My boat is pretty stable, but there was plenty of rock and roll this morning on my local estuary, with a vicious wind battering against the flooding tide. After two hours, one move and many lure changes, I finally felt a bump on my Megabass Flatbacker. The fish didn't stick, and a schoolie hooked a few casts later came unstuck, but it was vaguely encouraging. Suddenly the lure stopped with a bang and a heavy fish tore off downtide with the reel wailing. My main concern was the bass coming off, as I fish barbless, but I convinced myself that if I kept a tight line it would be OK.
    9 points
  3. The weather forecast was looking Ok for a mornings fishing on the inshore wrecks. The wind was NW F2, veering to South and picking up to 20knts in the early afternoon. My original plan was to get out to the 30 mile wrecks, but with the wind forecast to veer south, I knew that would cause wind over tide and the sea state could potentially be quite rough, so a visit to the 12 mile wrecks seemed more in order. My crew was Brother in law James (who completely outfished me !), and we both had other commitments in the afternoon, so the plan was to be back at 1:00pm. We made an early start and l
    8 points
  4. The trip started on the Friday night got down to the boat about 7pm Met up with my mate James and had a few beers. We had a plan to go out to the Conger Mark 5 miles past the Nab Tower to target the early Tope hoping we would get some mackerel on the way out. I had just serviced the boat last weekend so feeling good that she’s all up together woke up to a beautiful day with a big red sun on the Saturday morning perfect So its over to the fuel barge at Portsmouth then off we go two days fishing seas like glass great feeling it’s what’s having a boat is all about 😁
    8 points
  5. So 3 of us went out over the 17th and 18th April from weymouth one day on my boat one day on tims, we also had a buddy boat with us - mixed results and a very important lesson learned! Sat 17th - Out on my boat pugwash - a 9am start as we needed to fuel up both boats first - headed out to portland harbour entrances to feather up some mackerel - sadly nothing on either entrance, or over the Hood - the tide was now starting to race out over the hood and holding the boat steady while the others feathered was good practice for me handling the boat. sadly no mackerel. so we headed to a mark be
    8 points
  6. A few of the lads joined forces in search of a bass or two , John , Ade , our Andy on here & me hit the coast for a night session . The choosen mark has been productive over the last couple of weeks but alas it wasn't to be on this occasion. The four of us thrashed the Solent in a bitter northerly wind that was missing the weather man's promised westerlies . Around midnight we lost the first of the "team" to work commitments and beauty sleep requirements and the second of the "team" members departed due to hyperthermia. Ade & I continued for another couple of hours
    7 points
  7. Sunday see the first chance to get afloat this year. Three boats ventured out some heading west some east lots of wrecks visited but no one was home Regrouped, The last part of day was spent at anchor on mixed ground, With whiting,dogfish (sorry no pictures 😂) and skate for everyone’s efforts a hard days angling but should only get better 🤞
    7 points
  8. Caught five miles past the Nab 35lb Tope must be my lucky hat 👍
    7 points
  9. A short tide window to get out on the wrecks again today. A big spring tide so launched at 7:45am and needed to be back on the slip at 1:00pm. The weather forecast was good with sunshine, wind NW F3 veering ESE F2 by lunchtime. The crew today was Brother in law (James) and the plan was to fish the 12 mile wrecks. Once out of the estuary we were met with a wind over tide chop which meant the trip out to the wrecks was down to 20knts, however, still plenty fast enough to give us some good fishing time. I knew that once the tide changed and the wind veered more to the E, then the sea would
    7 points
  10. Started and finished a job on Monday that I allowed 2 days for, so that meant a quick call to a few mates and a trip was sorted (I'll keep it brief for Jon C) 7.30 lock out and an against the tide steam down to a wreck we tried a few weeks ago, but was too lumpy to anchor, off Stout point Managed to get us just off the back of the wreck on the third attempt, where we picked up numerous dogs, conger to 8-10lb, a Huss of around 3lb (which at first glance looked like the winner of the biggest dogfish comp) and a solitary Smoothhound of 7/8lb Went a bit quiet so a move up to Ab
    7 points
  11. A cold day on the cards, but the sun was shining and the sea was forecast flat (ish), so an early trip to the Skerries banks was deemed to be a good idea. The weather for the day was sunny with a max of 10C, the winds were N veering SSE generally F2 with a max of F3. The sea state was indeterminate but expected to be 0.2m with a trough range of 5secs to 14 secs. High tide (mid springs) was at about 8:00 so that seemed a good time to launch and with low tide a 2:30pm we would have enough water to get back on the slip at 4:00pm …… perfect We launched at 8:30am, with an air temp of 3C
    7 points
  12. I rang my missus and asked her if she wanted me to pick up fish and chips on the way home and she just grunted I think she regrets letting me name the twins Nicked from elsewhere, but made I chuckle
    6 points
  13. Hi all, Just joined and thought I would share my little boat as I see its the thing to do haha, Shes a little Microplus 461 with a 50hp Mercury on the back, she was yellow and filthy but I've spent a few weeks sorting her out and doesn't look too shabby now, see what you think ?
    6 points
  14. Day one: Lugged fuel bait and chum to boat, slept on boat, froze.... woke up, met Ian in Marina, went out on free flow, 25knt cruise to Celtic deeps..... fished nothing.... I blame the cat of doom. He was laughing at me lugging my chum along. His mate is friendly but his owners weren’t around to bring him down so I was left with Mr Grumpy. At least the boat looks good. Came home, Ian went home, Emma and Daisy arrive, time for beer! Due to COvid rules etc was first meal and pint out..... was lush 🙂 I had picked up an electric heater, slightly less cold on the bo
    6 points
  15. As always the 1st mate of Tarlach Too showed us the way to go. Leo landed the first and the biggest fish of the day, a lovely hound that went just over the 10lb mark. Here is some footage captured by the chrome dome.. Good to have Thomas and Andy on board again, it’s always a blast watching and listening to the two boys get on like an old couple.
    6 points
  16. Bloke walks into a bar with a dog Dog jump up to the bar and says two pints of larger and two packets of Crisps please barman The Barman says that’s amazing how long has your dog talked like that. The owner said he don’t just talk you can ask him anything. The Barman says to the dog what’s your name. Dog replies Barney The barman says what’s 16 + 16 Dog replies 32 The barman says what’s the best fish to catch in the sea. Dog replies Conger Eel they are the only fish that can swim backwards. (sorry lads couldn’t resist that😂😂) So the barman sa
    6 points
  17. I think I’ve found the photo of you GPSguru
    6 points
  18. Fished Saturday and Sunday on the boat from Burnham this weekend. First time out since October so made the most of the good weather. Only short 5 1/2 hour trips over high water. Saturday produced plenty of dogs, thornbacks, straps, a single blonde ray and a nice cod of 10-4 for my dad. Sunday was the first junior comp of the year for our club so had my son onboard. We went back to the same mark and faired similar but with out a cod but 3 blondes instead. Overall a great weekend and if felt great to be back out on the water
    6 points
  19. If i get a new toy then so does the wife!!
    6 points
  20. A call to the skipper on Thursday confirmed the trip was on, but was out of Brixham instead of Paington due to a mix up with his berth So got up half an hour before I went to sleep, loaded the van and met at our usual rendezvous (pub car park) at 3.45, loaded the rest of the gear and were on our way by 4.01 An uneventful journey (apart from the talk of double figure fish, because no-one has been fishing for them and the wrecks should be full) saw us arrive outside "Rockfish" at 6.21 Dumped the gear on the harbourside and parked the vehicles a sort walk away. By the time we got
    6 points
  21. Headed out 20 miles the other morning to a rock local of Cork harbour. Plenty of smaller fish but only a few decent. Heres a fine pollock caught on a shad 😇
    6 points
  22. My teacher told me I’d never be good at poetry because of my dyslexia. Well, I’ve made 3 jugs and a vase now. Fuck you Mr McPherson
    6 points
  23. It's always a good idea to clean your reel after use, then put it back in your bag. It's also good practice to carry a spare reel. Sadly, in my rush to go fishing this afternoon I failed dismally on both counts. A desperate call home brought my wife and Doug The Dog to the slipway, where the reel in its padded case was expertly lobbed aboard by Mrs PH. Back to the mark again, I had barely two hours left to fish but managed 10 hits, all on the Megabass Zonk 120 in Cruising Blue. None of the other four lures I tried attracted any interest. On a day when the schoolies see
    6 points
  24. As expected really, windy day so kept close inshore drifting for plaice. We had about a dozen with only 1 fish worth keeping. Also had a Gurnard and Ballen Wrasse. Not a great day sport wise but at least we were out in the very fresh air
    6 points
  25. i did not sleep much the night before, i was exsited to say the least to get out fishing again after a long brake. met ian at the merina about 8am we headed out to the solent it was a bright sunny morning . we ancerd and started fishing after a while with no bights we moved to a spot near cows. no wind and bright sunshine. he said we allways catch here. he was right to. i had 12 dog fish , and ian cought a smouth hound , whiting , and dog fish. including the bigerst fih of the day. it was a terifike day i had cougt fish,(i havent been out for a long time ). the weather changed
    5 points
  26. Hi everyone tought i would come and say hello. I have been fishing for as far back as i can remember and my hobbies are shooting Scuba diving and fishing. I bought a new fishing boat a Rodman 700 last year and spent a lot of time doing bits and pieces on it and even serviced my own inbaord engine so now i can enjoy myself fishing . I do fish alone most of the time as my other half does not like being sat out on the sea all day but i love it . Sometimes i do take friends out with me but i use the boat on my own so then i am not reliant on having someone with me .
    5 points
  27. Ideal for someone on here?
    5 points
  28. Forgot to say in this post that James had a 12lb Undulate Ray at midday
    5 points
  29. Weather gods finally came good with a forecast suitable for a wreck trip on a weekend we could all make. Headed out early on Ray's boat, a very nice and flat steam out. Plan was to fish a few wrecks on the way out and depending how the fishing was move around out there if needed. Got to the first planned wreck in just over an hour, dropped down and bang Mark was straight in Happy days we thought, a few drifts later I missed a good hit and Mark was in again, nothing big but 8lb fish give a good show. That was it for that wreck. Moved on the the next one full of expectatio
    5 points
  30. I don’t think like that, you know full well I hold no grudges. But if Andy did just happen to get a week long bout of the runs I would see that as korma.
    5 points
  31. Hi all, I joined a week or so ago buy didn't have a chance to say hi 🤚 Just putting the boat on its mooring tomorrow in Southampton so hopefully see a few of you on the water and looking forward to alot of fishing, Hope your all well and awaiting some wamer weather
    5 points
  32. Jon, a pound is a pound or in your case dollar. I hate any form of dishonesty when it comes to buying and selling it’s just muggy.
    5 points
  33. I had a piece of carbon fibre made up and fitted to cover the holes where the rpm gauge was, since I repowered I had the Mercury Vessel View fitted, which did away with RPM & Trim gauges so would have left 2 large holes
    5 points
  34. Caught out on a Mark in utopia 65lb Conger
    5 points
  35. Nah, but it is way more cool than the hat you were seen wearing 🤣.............. and you wonder why they call you dickhead 🤣
    5 points
  36. @Tony smith I’ve had a rummage around my kitchen draw and found an Outlaws branded Woolley hat, @Andy135has found a spare outlaws sticker under his desk paperweight. @JonCcouldn't be bothered so @GPSguru from Lyme bay tackle has kindly donated a Red Gill Bass selection pack and Red Gill Cod/Pollock selection pack. It should all be with you by Christmas! Enjoy 👍🏻
    5 points
  37. This is the most important one. As I went half on my boat we have a spreadsheet with everything on it to keep it fair. That spreadsheet will never be seen by my wife ...😂
    5 points
  38. Well, today didn’t quite turn out as planned ! We launched at 9:00am and once out of the navigation channel the sea was glassy, but had a short 3 sec swell coming from 2 different directions, which has the combined effect of leaving some quite large troughs. One of the those seas that looks like 30knts, but 20knt is at least comfortable ! I pushed on out to a line of 12 mile wrecks. We tried 5 of them and didn’t get a sniff, not even a tap. Given that these wrecks were barren, at about lunch time we decided to come back in to a 9 mile wreck that always produces a fish or two, instead
    5 points
  39. Most of all, Under no circumstances ever tell your significant other how much you paid for boat or how much it costs to run 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    5 points
  40. Smooth hound 15lb
    5 points
  41. My advice on top of all of the good stuff is as follows: - understand the weather and tide, you can do this by reading books/YouTube. A safe sea can be dangerous as soon as the tide turns. - Read the Col Regs, those nice red and green buoys mean something, as so the black and yellow ones with pointy bits on top. The candy stripes are not that colour to match your favourite cushions. Learn the rules of the road.... Most important, if in doubt, don’t go out. It’s better to be sat on land in the warm sunshine with a pint in your hand rather than wishing you were in a pub or on dry
    5 points
  42. A rare away fixture for me today, I don’t get invited on other boats for some strange reason 🥺 except once last autumn but that’s another story that I don’t like to talk about because it still upsets me. Anyway that’s enough of my private hell. So today we were out on @KennyPowers’s newly acquired boat Maggie May, an Arvor 210 out of Bridgemarsh marina on the river Crouch. Cutting the crap we fished the last couple of hours of the tide down catching smoothounds and thornback ray(raja clavita for Neil) then once the tide turned we were over run with dogs and whiting, the thornb
    5 points
  43. Headed out to Boulder Bank today to see if the Bream had turned up, after a couple Undulate rays at the beginning of our day it went very quiet once the tide started proper. We were the only boat there to start but in the end 3 charter boats anchored not far from us, from what we saw between the 3 boats 3 Bream were landed. We fished the best part of the tide for little result so decided to head out to a deeper mark 15 miles out. A bit different here, as soon as we dropped the scratching rods down we where into Pout / small Whiting and the masses of obligatory dogfisha few of t
    5 points
  44. It wasn't freezing cold for a change today and when work gave me the nod to bugger off at 12:00 I was a man on a mission to catch the last of the flood and hopefully a bass. All excited I rushed from the car to the mark ignoring the usual weird looks I get from normal people not obsessed with a fish, quick thumbs up to a fellow wanker who was waist deep and I was off. The water was crystal clear and the gravity stick looked well good amongst the wrack. 15 minutes and I'm into a fish, got her up onto the beach, couple of dodgy photos, measured at 57cm and back. All over in about 5 minutes.
    5 points
  45. Hi All a few pics of my Seaworker 22
    5 points
  46. Bit of a win tonight. I've been leaving the motor standing upright and regularly dripped penetrating fluid around the shaft so it seeps down into the bearing. Just checked it this evening and I've found I can now spin the shaft easily. The shaft movement feels relatively smooth. So I rigged up a couple of leads and put the motor across a battery and it spun up perfectly. Looks like I may have a serviceable motor after all.
    5 points
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