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No fishing this weekend. But we did get away early Saturday morning and spent two days and a night on a bouy in Newtown creek. 
First time we have stayed on the boat and not visited a marina. It won’t be the last I can tell you. For £21 a night in the national trust anchorage, we got all this beauty. 
 

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The only negative was the wavelets slapping on the hull all night. I have ear plugs on order!!

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Looks good! Can you not anchor for free? 
 

Ive found that when sleeping at anchor the sound of water on the hull is a nightmare if you’ve drunk a lot…. Soon makes you want to pee 🤔🤣

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5 minutes ago, Odyssey said:

Looks good! Can you not anchor for free? 
 

Ive found that when sleeping at anchor the sound of water on the hull is a nightmare if you’ve drunk a lot…. Soon makes you want to pee 🤔🤣

Luckily I’d had half a bottle of black rum, so I managed 3-4 hrs of uninterrupted snooze. But then wide awake. I just layed there dazed and annoyed, begging for slumber. 
As it was our first time in the creek, we thought we would get the lay of the land and use a bouy. Next time the  anchor will be utilised. They still charge you, but half the amount. As it’s a national trust venue, we don’t mind paying a small contribution to keeping it nice!!

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1 minute ago, Scotch_Egg2012 said:

Newtown has a healthy stock of mullet,  I'd be tempted take a few loaves of bread 🥖 and have a dabble.  It is a beautiful spot. 

Yes there were loads of them splashing around in the morning at low tide. No wonder a colony of seals has made their home there! Next time I will go armed!

May even get one on a lure with my new spinning rod you recommended!

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4 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Yes there were loads of them splashing around in the morning at low tide. No wonder a colony of seals has made their home there! Next time I will go armed!

May even get one on a lure with my new spinning rod you recommended!

Some big thick lipped at the head of the creeks perfect to have a go at on the kayak. 

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my step dad was the harbour master there for a number of years as a retirement job after he left the marine police. 

loads of mullet and likely school bass too - a very beautiful place - the New Inn is up the road from the quay in shalfleet - but you will need to know your tides as the quay dries out!

 

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51 minutes ago, mike farrants said:

my step dad was the harbour master there for a number of years as a retirement job after he left the marine police. 

loads of mullet and likely school bass too - a very beautiful place - the New Inn is up the road from the quay in shalfleet - but you will need to know your tides as the quay dries out!

 

I heard that is a 2 mile stroll to the pub?

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