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    QUOTE(Norm B @ Jul 9 2007, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    :clap2: 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? :rolleyes:



    Ahem, for the youths, Scotland won 2 days outa 3 (which included a practice) :wacko: So don't say luck didn't come into it somewhere, at least for our desolate sections.

  2. B)--><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 :bye1:


    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 :yucky: 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 :crazy:


    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. Hey, i was quite happy bashing poor cods after what had been a disasterous day on everything else :D


    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 :thumbs:

  6. Now now son..I did say Behave !!!!! :rolleyes:

    I'm looking for at LEAST 6 species..if you canny do that...you are walking home, aye from the other side too !!! ;):clap:;)


    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.

  7. 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?

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    QUOTE(Norm B @ Jan 27 2007, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    :clap2: 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. :clap2:


    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 :)

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. Hi Shaun, I was hoping to take part in one or two of the comps this year...but need work done to the boat, also, havent sent in my insurance docs yet.....so...looks like after New Year for me mate.....will let you know when !! .



    Whats up with the boat mate? She was sweet as a nut last time i saw!!!


    You get those pollack pics i sent?

  12. Hi all,


    There are two boat angling festivals being held next week in Scotland, both starting on Saturday. The 'Berwickshire masters' on the east coast and 'Ton of Fun' on the west. Please see attached posters. (some of the graphics may not load properly) These two events will be covered in various angling publications...


    The last one proved a huge succsess; the best prizes go to those who have caught the heaviest fish, so anybody can take home the awesome tackle prizes on offer. It's not to late to enter these next two festivals so hurry hurry hurry!!!


    Heres the results of the last one:



    Four Ports Open Boat Festival, November 4 - 10


    The week-long ‘Four Ports Open Boat Festival’ fished from ports between Dunbar and Seahouses attracted more than 200 charter and small boat anglers.


    Heavily coloured water made cod fishing difficult but that proved no obstacle for winner Steve Souter who secured the overall points victory with a haul of nearly 100 dabs for 382 points.


    A cod of 4 lb 12 ozs won the heaviest fish section for Struan Kyle from Port Seton. Top charter boat was ‘On a Promise’ from Berwick.



  13. Hey shaun spelt wrong...catch up with you later.


    With regards the rest of the girls on this anglerfishnettights.com

    good luck to ya. Elton please knock n4lly on the head... :)


    Its too late at night for fancy things like spelling :D


    Hope everything is well since i have joined WSF and faded out of sight in here?

  14. For those of you with Sky Sports tune in to 'Tight Lines' tomorow at 6PM, where Steve Souter is going to be guest, answering questions and having a general chit-chat. Some of the programme will be Steve out fishing with Davy Holt on his boat 'Catchalot' at Lochaline. Should be some quality footage...




  15. Wee report,


    Headed to Lochaline on Saterday, and despite everyone telling me not to risk the weather, it was beutifull!!! From the shore it was flat calm, and quite warm at times. Just a pitty the pier was too packed out to fish, so we fished the rocks with very little succsess. Didnt look so nice out in the sound where a few wee boats were bobbing up and down a fair bit. Something funny happined to the Lochaline ferry; it tried to pull away from the pier with a big old mooring rope still attached. End result - the steel on the pier stared making some interesting moaning and squeeking noises, and started lurching toward the water, before the beasty rope went snap! Few people went into its of laughter after seeing that i can tell you. Still not such a great trip without many fish :( LSD's aside


    PS, I might be in carlisle onon Sat, but might make the party on sat eve :D

  16. Simon,


    Thanks for your reply, however i feel i have a right to defence on this matter...


    Who the hell are you to tell me how it should and shouldnt be done???

    Consider this: Im 18 years old, i have NOBODY bar mysef to go out and take photographs, so i rekon that i have been doing a good job in getting published at all. Bare in mind im doing this single handed, how do you propose i take these ideal situation photopgraphs.


    I prosume by your rantings that you have taken dozens of these shots, where bass are leaping back into the water, winking at you on the way down with gleeming flanks.


    As you rightly pointed out, the days of paid photographers folowing you around are gone. Not wanting to blow my own trumpet here; given that what ive done so far has pretty much been solo, i feel i have done good job in getting any pictures of myself published.


    Now i guess you could use the argument that i should just take photo's of other people, what do i do (as is usually the case) when im on my own?? Should i carry on, get published, annoy a few strange jealous bass anglers in the process, or simply give up???


    Im am too determined to simply fade into the darkness because other people dont agree - i guess thats what sort's the men from the boys at the end of the day?


    As for getting respect; im quite sure ive earned that already... Do you think i care that a narrow minded group of anglers disagree?


    You certainly dont need to explain the politics to me, i know exactly how it is, and accept it as i know what will come...


    Im going to be blunt here guys, if you dont like me - tough cookies. Ill be "just stood grinning" for a time to come yet :)



    P.S, Pauls last post hit the nail on the head! Those who know me well will have noticed a few more hairs on the chin since then...

  17. Good fishing for me.... going out on the boat, weather not too bad, good company, chill out and stick the rod in the water. If I catch then its a bonus, just happy to be out there.


    Sam I am a little disapointed though ( and please don't go off on a tangent,) but you ask a question on what is good fishing and within a couple of posts commercials and undersized Bass are mentioned. Its getting a bit tedious that on every sea fishing thread there is always a moan about the Bass. :yawn:


    Its scary Orca, isnt it! They talk about some avian flu - i am more concerned about peoplee who have nothing but bass on the brains. Blinkers or what!



  18. whether they were returned or not I don't agree with the amount of undersize fish photos in a certain magazine as it gives people the wrong idea. I for one will be no longer purchasing the offending magazine :nono:



    Every sea angling mag shows pic's of undersized fish - it makes up the majority of anglers catch nowadays, especialy from the shore...


    People are not doing wrong catching undersized fish, as far as im aware its not illegal! People still get pleasure catching smaller fish; granted not the same pleasure as a double figure beast, but none the less...


    If you are telling me you dont ever catch undersized fish, or have never scaled down tackle to catch smaller fish to save a misserable blank, then good luck to you...




    If your another one in the bass angling appreciation fraternity making personal referance - you have picked the wrong guy. You ever heard the phrase 'water off a ducks back'?




  19. Indeed they did - shot through the water like bats out of hell. Trying to control them with the fly gear on that flat slab of rock when theres about a foot of raging water over it is a giggle...


    They end up swimming between your legs and allsorts before the water retreats leaving them stranded. Need to unhook 'em quick before the next wave, or risk a sore hand.

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