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  1. --> QUOTE(Norm B @ Jul 9 2007, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Not arrogant at all. Where there are a lot of fish the English anglers do well, they are very good at catching lots of fish quickly, World Championships Weymouth springs to mind. In Ireland they were very good at catching enough fish quickly enough to beat everybody else, or did they get lucky pegs 3 days running? Ahem, for the youths, Scotland won 2 days outa 3 (which included a practice) So don't say luck didn't come into it somewhere, at least for our desolate sections.
  2. --><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Norm B @ Jul 3 2007, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->If you put English anglers on a beach with a lot of fish they will catch lots of fish and win:clap2: Saying that the venue was chosen because English anglers are feared for catching fish is slightly arrogant is it not? Actually, more home nations medals have went north over the years Dover should be great, Samphire hoe round 2... I have a score to settle with a few biting tompot blennies.
  3. The seniors had an easy time of it compared to us... There was 1 fish on my zone on the second day, just one. Ive never blanked two days in a row in matches, and i can tell you it wasn't for the lack of trying. Poorly thought out venues that turned the championships, certainly for juniors and youths, into a lottery. In 2 days there was a dozen fish caught between 20 anglers... Juniors had it even worse; on the second day there was one fish caught between all the teams close to the end For under 16's, most of whom have probably never experienced Ireland before, and also probably had to pay a fair amount towards costs, this is a disgrace! Irish guys themselves couldn't understand it as other venues are crawling with fish at the moment, and yet we were stuck up desolate river venues - with no crab for bait! No prizes for guessing what creatures live there in thier millions...
  4. Sorry Iv'e not posted sooner; still trying to get my head around what was an awesome trip (in many more ways than one Despite the fact that the big cod were off spawning - hence 20mile total commercial ban for this month, we still caught loads of 'small' cod, averaging 8lbs, with my biggest being just under 13lbs. Haddock and dabs up to 2lb were a complete nuisance. We also had a sprinkling of catfish, one of which took a liking to my walking boot and laces. Coalfish are only just starting to arrivefor the summer, and we managed one crack at them on the fly - they like your lures Snatcher! They were all under 2lbs, bar one absolute cracking coalfish for a certain Mr.T! Im going back in summer for a shot at the halibut which are fairly numerous around Iceland. If you enjoy your shore fishing and want to see what our fishing was like 30 years ago, give these guys a shout www.dreamfish.is
  5. Hi mate, Sorry ive not got back to you ive had a crappy (extremely busy!) couple of days. Pm on the way Thanks agaiun Shaun
  6. Hey, i was quite happy bashing poor cods after what had been a disasterous day on everything else Highlight for me was playing darts with Snatcher, Linda, and the darts master that is Blindog - awesome criak! Good meeting new people, hopefully the fishing is better next time. Snatcher ill send you PM Re: Sandeels mate - they are outstanding
  7. Aha! So thats what the air gun/gutty talk was all about. Not to worry, i have an even deadlier weapon - a certain floaty suit
  8. Not long to go now. Can't wait. Are we tying up marina style again this year? Will join in on the pier for a few hours at night aswell.
  9. Shaping up to be a good party Snatcher, i have a question for you. I'm going to Iceland in April for big cod/coalies, any chance i could get you to tie som big old lures for saltwater fly fishing? Not even sure what would work in the way of flies over there, maybe big and bright, or perhaps more natural?
  10. --> QUOTE(Norm B @ Jan 27 2007, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Thanks for clearing that up Shaun, as I said, I wasn't at the match, I only print the results. If the fishing is so poor that measure and release is the only way to have a match then that's what happens. You might as well get points for small fish that go back than put them back and get nothing for them as you have caught something. Nobody deliberately targets small fish if there are bigger ones to be caught but by getting points for throwbacks at least you don't blank if it's a hard night. Hi Norm, Just trying to put minds at ease. It looked like this thread was brought about by people that are concerned that lots of underzised fish were wieghed in, and i just can't see that happening. Someone needs to stick up for match angling now and again
  11. Im going to re-iterate this so that it might be better understood. As i said, reading CLOSELY... "Derek Smith of Dover repeat his recent victory in the Cod only competition" - This line is refering to a cod only match which this chap Derek had previously won, hence he "repeated his recent victory", to go on and win this festive match also, with his 51 fish. Nowhere in the text does it state that the festive match in dispute was cod only, meaning that the majority of fish were likely to be other species, and all of size.
  12. Hi Mike Reading closely, it says that his previous victory was a cod only match - it does not say that this match was cod only. Likely to be a bag of whiting, dabs, pout etc, with odd codling thrown in no doubt, meaning that 51 sized fish would likely equate to 40 odd lbs...
  13. Wasny me Norrie, I've never met Snatcher. Hope to this easter though, i will come up for a day shore fishing and pint (no, not green!)
  14. Whats up with the boat mate? She was sweet as a nut last time i saw!!! You get those pollack pics i sent?
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