2018

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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 02 Jun 2018, 16:09

Finally the weather played ball (though I wouldn't have got out of bed this morning if I'd believed the forecasts), Overcast, no wind and less than a foot of swell.
Straight into fish, I was getting double shots of small codling on a 2 hook Portland eel setup, but my mate was picking up better fish on a shad. And it continued all morning, nothing big, but we kept about 20 fish in the 3lb bracket and returned over double that amount to grow bigger.
A first for me was a charter boat fishing inside of us.
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And the bucket shot for Paul. :Boxsmile
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Re: 2018

Post by Cliff » 02 Jun 2018, 16:21

:thumbsup Very Nice, time for some new buckets though. ;-)

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Re: 2018

Post by Paul » 03 Jun 2018, 22:47

Stray wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 16:09
And the bucket shot for Paul. :Boxsmile
Sorry, did someone say something :Confused
Nah thought not :whistle

:cheers :Boxsmile

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Re: 2018

Post by Martin » 03 Jun 2018, 22:50

Now i'm cheesed off, My `mrs is up at redcar this weekend visiting family. I'm stuck down here doing the forum and my vat... And you're out fishing :Boxsmile :evil:
F-RibsAndSibs.Com.... :whistle
Because it's a big old WWworld out there :mrgreen:

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Re: 2018

Post by Steve » 04 Jun 2018, 06:58

That looks like a cracking day out there Steve - nice fish too! :thumbsup

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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 04 Jun 2018, 10:03

What a difference a day makes, as the song goes, had to wait for the mist to lift before we could get out yesterday.
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A light northerly breeze played havoc with the drift, so much so, that we only picked up half a dozen cod all morning. The fishing probably wasn't helped by the fact that not one, but 2 charter boats where already working the small section of reef where we'd been getting fish the day before. It got so bad, that minutes after we'd moved off a drift further out near the end of the reef they where both on it.
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After that and as the breeze was freshening I thought B0llocks and came back in.

Foot note. (AKA a rant).
I know the charter boats have as much right as me to fish the inshore reefs, but they advertise as offshore wreck and reef fishing and a mile off Redcar isn't that, and to hammer the same spot every day isn't sustainable.
They are not playing fair with their punters either, who are paying good money to catch half a dozen codling in the 2-3lb bracket on heavy fishing gear in shallow water. Having watched them the last couple of days, they start well in front of the reef, then continue way past it, so the anglers on board, are actually only over fish for a minute or two per drift. It's an easy lazy day for the skipper to make maximum profit from anglers who don't know any better.

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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 17 Jun 2018, 11:32

Went out yesterday, got the obligatory half a dozen keepers, nothing big and a nice red gurnard. Quite breezy so we had to use the drogue to slow us down. It then got very breezy, and choppy, so with spray flying it was quite a damp ride in. Might try again tomorrow if this Bl00dy wind dies a bit, it's looking to be the same as last year, too much wind or too much swell.

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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 19 Jun 2018, 13:22

Went off again this morning, stopped a hundred yards off to lift the wheels and the engine stalled. :( Couldn't get it to restart, so plugs out, a quick wipe, back in and a the engine fired first pull. :D The wind was stronger and from a different direction than predicted, so we ended up ploughing into the chop all morning, It was Bl00dy hard work, the drogue slowed and steadied the boat so the drifts weren't too bad. Very little but Mackerel on our first port of call, but a change of venue found us a few of the usual stamp of codling.

Some greedy little b*ggers about.
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Chris on gutting duty.
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Re: 2018

Post by Stray » 24 Jun 2018, 15:41

Game didn't stop play, Launched about half nine for a 3 hour session. More swell on the beach than expected, so it was more Hawaii than Redcar getting out and back in.:eek: Steady away all morning with the usual stamp of fish.
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Hopefully easier launching over the next few days, as I'm Billy no mates all week.

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Re: 2018

Post by rogerblack » 24 Jun 2018, 19:11

Meanwhile, off Devon's Slapton Sands:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-44592957
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