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8 hours ago, GPSguru said:

 

When you are in a 19ft RIB they look even bigger, especially when they measure at 109.75 inches 😇

I hope you’re not rounding it up to that figure? 

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11 minutes ago, GPSguru said:

The CFL is normally rounded down, so 109” is OK.

I think you’ll find there’s a lot of people on here that have quite a generous rounding up system for fish!

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2 hours ago, JonC said:

I think you’ll find there’s a lot of people on here that have quite a generous rounding up system for fish!

Sometimes it is very difficult to judge the size of a fish from a photo. I generally weigh fish rather than measure them as I have had 5lb pollock and  7lb pollock exactly the same length on a drift. Bass are similar, I am not at huge fan of the Bass length to weight charts. Good quality scales don't lie !

I think the shark and Tuna charts are probably more scientific. The shark measurements are a well proven formula. I use the Tuna charts developed from the East coast USA fishery. With fish of that size you have no choice and accurate measurements are the only way.

Think about the past Jon, I bet you have underestimated the weight of a fish more times than an over estimation. 

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2 hours ago, GPSguru said:

Sometimes it is very difficult to judge the size of a fish from a photo. I generally weigh fish rather than measure them as I have had 5lb pollock and  7lb pollock exactly the same length on a drift. Bass are similar, I am not at huge fan of the Bass length to weight charts. Good quality scales don't lie !

I think the shark and Tuna charts are probably more scientific. The shark measurements are a well proven formula. I use the Tuna charts developed from the East coast USA fishery. With fish of that size you have no choice and accurate measurements are the only way.

Think about the past Jon, I bet you have underestimated the weight of a fish more times than an over estimation. 

I very rarely weigh or measure a fish as I’m not that bothered about the size of them, if I enjoy catching them that’s all that matters. Things like watching the bite develop and getting a nice clean hook up are as enjoyable at times. 

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On 8/23/2021 at 9:52 AM, mike farrants said:

is that where all the mackerel are going?

Now that the Mackerel are here in numbers, I expect we will see the BFT again. They feed on the Mack & Scad, then the Whiting and sprats in the late autumn/ early winter.

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