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Our first wreck trip of the year is on 17th April, after covid put paid to Jan, Feb and March

I know April is a bit of an in between month, but you never know

And I'm taking my new slow jigging kit with me as well as my usual wrecking gear

So I could possibly come back fishless and quite a few quid lighter, at least @Terry Smith will be happy

If I blank, I will hold you personally accountable

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1 hour ago, jonnyswamp said:

Our first wreck trip of the year is on 17th April, after covid put paid to Jan, Feb and March

I know April is a bit of an in between month, but you never know

And I'm taking my new slow jigging kit with me as well as my usual wrecking gear

So I could possibly come back fishless and quite a few quid lighter, at least @Terry Smith will be happy

If I blank, I will hold you personally accountable

Our Joe -L ?

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5 hours ago, jonnyswamp said:

That's the one

 

I don't know Shaun, but I knew his dad Simon, who was an excellent skipper. I think Shaun mostly fishes the wrecks to the west of Brixham.

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21 hours ago, GPSguru said:

 

I don't know Shaun, but I knew his dad Simon, who was an excellent skipper. I think Shaun mostly fishes the wrecks to the west of Brixham.

I haven't met him either, just spoke over the phone a few times. Sounds like a decent bloke without the arrogance that some skippers seem to possess

His parents now run a B & B in Paington

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Terry Smith top bloke 🙂 

Got my bees knees winder sorted, serious bit of kit, got a shark skipper already asking to borrow it 🤣

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On 3/31/2021 at 9:14 PM, jonnyswamp said:

Our first wreck trip of the year is on 17th April, after covid put paid to Jan, Feb and March

 

Not looking hopeful at the moment, Saturday is the worst day for the coming week with NE winds, F5 gusting F6 and a 1.2m sea ............

Plenty of time for it to change for the better ...........

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17 hours ago, GPSguru said:

 

Not looking hopeful at the moment, Saturday is the worst day for the coming week with NE winds, F5 gusting F6 and a 1.2m sea ............

Plenty of time for it to change for the better ...........

I'm hoping the wind comes earlier and is gone by Saturday

Channel light vessel showing 12 knots ish in morning, decreasing all day

Don't know what the swell will be like though

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9 minutes ago, jonnyswamp said:

I'm hoping the wind comes earlier and is gone by Saturday

Channel light vessel showing 12 knots ish in morning, decreasing all day

Don't know what the swell will be like though

Yes, tomorrow and Wednesday are good fishing days with F2/3 wind from the N and veering SE.  Sea state is forecast as 0.2m @14secs, so effectively flat.

I shall go out tomorrow but undecided whether to go down to the skerries or out to the wrecks.

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43 minutes ago, GPSguru said:

Yes, tomorrow and Wednesday are good fishing days with F2/3 wind from the N and veering SE.  Sea state is forecast as 0.2m @14secs, so effectively flat.

I shall go out tomorrow but undecided whether to go down to the skerries or out to the wrecks.

1st world problems eh Ian? 

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On 3/31/2021 at 9:14 PM, jonnyswamp said:

Our first wreck trip of the year is on 17th April, after covid put paid to Jan, Feb and March

I know April is a bit of an in between month, but you never know

And I'm taking my new slow jigging kit with me as well as my usual wrecking gear

So I could possibly come back fishless and quite a few quid lighter, at least @Terry Smith will be happy

If I blank, I will hold you personally accountable

 

As of today, the weather for the weekend has improved considerably, so I guess you will be good to go.

Shaun was out in the bay today taking out the Dolphin watchers .........so I'm not sure whether you are going wreck fishing or Dolphin watching 🤣

Here you go  ........... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/20-dolphins-play-alongside-boats-5300063

The dolphins often turn up on the wrecks when we are fishing, but they don't seem to affect the fishing.

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17 hours ago, GPSguru said:

 

As of today, the weather for the weekend has improved considerably, so I guess you will be good to go.

Shaun was out in the bay today taking out the Dolphin watchers .........so I'm not sure whether you are going wreck fishing or Dolphin watching 🤣

Here you go  ........... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/20-dolphins-play-alongside-boats-5300063

The dolphins often turn up on the wrecks when we are fishing, but they don't seem to affect the fishing.

I spoke to him this morning and he's doing the dolphin watching all week, but we're wrecking Saturday and are good to go barring a weather change

He said a few charters have been out to the wrecks and have had mixed results, some good days, some not so good

Also said he fished the Skerries last Friday (IIRC) and did pretty good, we've got a trip booked on the Skerries with him in May and June, although the June date could also be a wreck trip if things are better further out

Can't wait to loose a few expensive jigs (as well as sidewinders) on Saturday trying SPJing for the first time

If it's successful, I predict there will be a few others out of our club giving @Terry Smith's website a visit, if not, his ears will be burning

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Best of Luck Guys. My only advice is to persevere and keep changing your jigging technique until you get hits. 

As soon as this happens your improved confidence will catch fish.

Enjoy..

One strong word of advice to guys thinking about getting a set up is about Supply.

Its getting worse as all of these specialise rods and reels are imported.

I have had to place back orders from all the suppliers as stock has been exhausted.

I can see me apologising in advance for not having stock. A sad state of affairs but I am only warning you.

Thats not a sales pitch I can assure you.

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On 4/15/2021 at 4:34 PM, jonnyswamp said:

I spoke to him this morning and he's doing the dolphin watching all week, but we're wrecking Saturday and are good to go barring a weather change

He said a few charters have been out to the wrecks and have had mixed results, some good days, some not so good

Also said he fished the Skerries last Friday (IIRC) and did pretty good, we've got a trip booked on the Skerries with him in May and June, although the June date could also be a wreck trip if things are better further out

Can't wait to loose a few expensive jigs (as well as sidewinders) on Saturday trying SPJing for the first time

If it's successful, I predict there will be a few others out of our club giving @Terry Smith's website a visit, if not, his ears will be burning

I checked with Alan (my mate) who went out on Wednesday to the wrecks in the east of lymebay at about 45miles out.

Fishing was very patchy and not a great deal to show for their efforts. I am guessing you will head out to the west wrecks, but again, it may be difficult fishing.

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7 hours ago, Terry Smith said:

Best of Luck Guys. My only advice is to persevere and keep changing your jigging technique until you get hits. 

As soon as this happens your improved confidence will catch fish.

Enjoy..

One strong word of advice to guys thinking about getting a set up is about Supply.

Its getting worse as all of these specialise rods and reels are imported.

I have had to place back orders from all the suppliers as stock has been exhausted.

I can see me apologising in advance for not having stock. A sad state of affairs but I am only warning you.

Thats not a sales pitch I can assure you.

Terry, I totally agree with the stock situation. I am really struggling with everyday stock like hooks, swivels, and lures etc. The expected delivery times are now shocking. Sakuma are bringing in stock by air from Japan, and Eagle Claw are doing 2 week deliveries by air from the states.

Rods and reels from the likes of Shimano and Diawa have now have huge lead times. 
 

 

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It’s everywhere. 
 

plastic parts electronics has a massive worldwide shortage. 
 

We can’t get parts made in plastic. Raw material for injected moulded parts has increased in price by 50%. Struggle with metal parts too. No containers to ship products so must be hard for other imported goods. 
 

Anyway tight lines on the wrecking, post a report 🙂 

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