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I’ll start my sharking in a few weeks. A mate went out on weekend, 2 dropped runs but none landed. I’ll start chasing porgies maybe inshore in April, then May offshore and carry on until November maybe even December.

You may get lucky with a porgie early in season but you need something to tempt them in, mackerel, squid, herring, pollack are all good shark food. 
 

Most will wait until summer to get started, put the hours in, you’ll blank more than you succeed.... 

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We will have to have a long weekend 

sharking as many boats as we can.

More chum slick the better 

could do a little charity event for the RNLI

what do you all think 

last time we all stayed at Bembridge Harbour 

Tony 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Tony smith said:

We will have to have a long weekend 

sharking as many boats as we can.

More chum slick the better 

could do a little charity event for the RNLI

what do you all think 

last time we all stayed at Bembridge Harbour 

Tony 

 

 

I think you should put your name down for our July meet first Tony! 👍🏻

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20 minutes ago, Tony smith said:

Hi Odyssey 

When you say offshore how far out would you say 

Thanks everyone for all the info 

Tony 

Offshore is Celtic deeps, 40 miles offshore for blues and porgies...

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14 minutes ago, Tony smith said:

We will have to have a long weekend 

sharking as many boats as we can.

More chum slick the better 

could do a little charity event for the RNLI

what do you all think 

last time we all stayed at Bembridge Harbour 

Tony 

 

 

Bad idea....

You have a limited number of sharks in the area, if everyone is putting out a chum slick you’ll find that sharks can just go around in circles.... You have limited space on St Catherine’s deep and if you have an armada of boats you’ll have so many different slicks converging....

Im fortunate in that it’s next stop America to the South west, Lundy to south or Ireland to NW so room to spread out but it’s extreme bad manners to get closer than 2-3 miles of nearest boat due to slick convergence 

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2 minutes ago, Odyssey said:

Bad idea....

You have a limited number of sharks in the area, if everyone is putting out a chum slick you’ll find that sharks can just go around in circles.... You have limited space on St Catherine’s deep and if you have an armada of boats you’ll have so many different slicks converging....

Im fortunate in that it’s next stop America to the South west, Lundy to south or Ireland to NW so room to spread out but it’s extreme bad manners to get closer than 2-3 miles of nearest boat due to slick convergence 

But if Tony wanted a buddy boat for his first go at the big boys then another boat for company won’t hurt. Agreed 3-4 boats would probably be more trouble than it’s worth! 

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22 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

But if Tony wanted a buddy boat for his first go at the big boys then another boat for company won’t hurt. Agreed 3-4 boats would probably be more trouble than it’s worth! 

Buddy boat I can understand.... 

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That’s understood lads 

can’t wait to connect to a few myself 

we will have a few weekends sharking this year 

and I would also buddy up with Andy 

if he’s up for it 

cheers

Tony 

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3 hours ago, Tony smith said:

That’s understood lads 

can’t wait to connect to a few myself 

we will have a few weekends sharking this year 

and I would also buddy up with Andy 

if he’s up for it 

cheers

Tony 

Thought you wanted to catch sharks, not mini sharks aka doggies?? 🤣

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