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|Subject: Goldilocks Sunday Feb 7th 8th February 2010, 10:08 pm|| |
A group of us booked a trip out from Rhyl with Gwynnie on his charter boat Goldilocks, second week in February and a bit of a south easterly all be it fairly light with a maximum wind speed of 12-13 mph expectations were not that high but it would be a good day out nevertheless. With seven of us making the trip there was plenty of room on the boat, meeting at around 6-45am with a sailing time of 7-00am we quickly loaded the boat with our gear and were off to a mark just to the west of the north hoyle buoy about a seven mile steam. To make the day a bit more interesting the four lads from Anglesey who had joined us for the trip wanted to have a bit of a friendly competition a simple format of one point a fish with the skipper keeping score in between making brews and heating pasties and then more brews (good job he's got a bog on the boat).
I really thought we would be scratching for fish today but surprisingly fish were coming to the boat fairly steadily from the off, mostly dab's with a mix of whiting small codling the odd dog and one solitary sea scorpion, OK most of the whiting would not have made size but there were some good quality dab's taken, with low water something after eleven as the ebb eased off the bites did slow down and as the flood kicked in so the fishing came on again but perhaps the fish were not as prolific as they were on the ebb.
As to the friendly comp the visitor's team consisting of Arthur Beachy (Captain) John, Alun and Nathan verses the home team of Fester (Captain) Frank and Gary, a very close run affair with the lead changing several times during the day, with lines up at 14-30hrs half an hour to go at 14-00hrs and there were only four or five fish in it in favour of the home team but the fishing had slowed for all but the visitor's captain Arthur who had scaled right down and was on a bit of a roll with five minutes left he had pegged it back to one fish and i noticed he had had a bite on what surely would be his last drop we all left the rigs down now to the end hoping for a double or even a triple header, Arthur realed in landing a double shot of whiting putting the visitors one fish up you could see the joy in his face,we wouldn't hear the last of it but he didn't take account of our star on the stern, Frank had landed a double shot of dabs just at the death to take the home team back into a one fish lead total fish tally for the day 309, Visitors 154, Home 155 not bad for February eh.
Thanks to Gwynnie for a great day feeding and watering us all day and especially for putting us over the fish, till the next time.
Sorry about the lack of pictures.
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|Subject: Re: Goldilocks Sunday Feb 7th 9th February 2010, 7:35 am|| |
Sounds like a good day Gary.
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|Subject: Re: Goldilocks Sunday Feb 7th 10th February 2010, 4:30 pm|| |
Well done to the Home team!! Trust Frank to save the day
, sounds like you had a good day out
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