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Again we all met at the Coral Cafe for breakfast before the trip and we were on the boat by 7.30am in bright sunlight and a light breeze.
The sea conditions were perfect once we left the harbour, absolutely flat calm.
The first wreck was over 20 miles out so we quickly set up and then enjoyed the ride.
When we arrived Frank said that the fishing would be hard going because of the May Bloom that had appeared in the water since fridays outing.
He was not wrong:uhuh: . The fish were reluctant to show in any numbers and most of the fish were smaller than the previous trip. Groomyd (Dave) was the first to catch a notable fish for us all to beat, a 16lb 4oz Cod


Jamie Donnelly surpisingly was not showing any signs of the sea sickness that he (and us) were expecting and had his first ever codling, not massive but he was over the moon with it at 4lb


I was catching as well as I did the other day:unsure: , absolutely zilch!
And then Thedeesbees (David) caught one of 10lb 8oz


We tried several wrecks without anything bigger coming aboard. There were a few Pollack of around 4-7lb and a few mackerel. Guy (the crewhand) caught a surprise Pilchard (I have never seen one that has not been in a tin, so took Franks word for it) on feathers which went back leaving a blizzard of shiny scales sinking into the depths.
At the end of the day my tally was 1 Pouting, Jamie had a Pout and the Codling, Rickangus had a couple of pouting and the others had 2-4 fish codling and pollack each.
Despite the disappointing overall catch the weather could not have been better, the company was great and everyone enjoyed themselves.


The prizes were allocated over the 2 days and were as follows
Fladen Solid C Rod donated by Frank and the Penn 220 reel donated by myself went to Groomyd for his 16lb+ cod
BFM Smock donated by Boat Fishing Monthly to Ray for his 10+ cod
BFM Fleece to Thedeesbees for his cod
DVD's 'You should have been here yesterday' by Frank went to Jamie Donnelly and MickP-Dorking for their fish.
I won the Blanker of the Day prize for my double effort, the prize....A day out on my own boat:clap2:
 

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some nice coddies caught .. looks like the weather was perfect.. glad u all had a nice day. hopefully i'll get on a boat again soon.:clap2:
 

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Another great report & pics Terry, I don't know where you get the energy after an early start and a day at sea.

That's a cracking cod Dave - well done. Another good day (overall) by the look of it - some fish for all.

Terry's run of bad luck has got to come to an end soon! I hope Frank was a bit more gentle with you today Terry!

Fish pie tonight was a good reminder of a great day on Friday. I hope you all enjoy your catches as much. I can't wait to get out again.

Best wishes to all. Mick.
 
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Another great report & pics Terry, I don't know where you get the energy after an early start and a day at sea.

That's a cracking cod Dave - well done. Another good day (overall) by the look of it - some fish for all.

Terry's run of bad luck has got to come to an end soon! I hope Frank was a bit more gentle with you today Terry!

Fish pie tonight was a good reminder of a great day on Friday. I hope you all enjoy your catches as much. I can't wait to get out again.

Best wishes to all. Mick.
What energy? I feel about 95 at the moment. Frank was no easier on me today than friday:uhuh: but he really did his best for all of us today and I can not fault him at all as a skipper. He really is one of the best:notworthy
 

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Good day out today, with good company.
Not the best fishing in the world but something for everyone.
The one best lure seemed to be blue shads black jelly worms pirks feathers and just about anything other than hand crafted plastic cuttlefish!
My first trip on Franks little boat, he is a great skipper, he put a lot of effort in today, making sure nobody was doing things wrong, or tossing it off!
Will be on the next trip on Caric Lea that Terry said he was already organising
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Thanks to Terry for al his hard work in bringing the trips together.

Thanks too to Frank who did his absolute best for us today and never stopped working forus. Although the fishing was not at all easy with long spells without bites or fish i reckon we did ok given the conditions.

Personal best cod for me with which I am delighted not to mention the rod and reel which I shall christen as soon as I get the chance! :clap2:

Great to meet everyone today too. Enjoyed your company.:kissing:

And no, Frank was no easier on Terry I can asure you!!! He hardly completed a sentence without the word gurnard in it!!!!:bounce:
 

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Great day out lads, shame about the fishing but thats how it goes.
Super cod Dave, you might have been beaten for best fish if Tim (Sealife) hadn`t lost what seemed like a very big Pollack or maybe even a big Bass.Well done Jamie for keeping the breakfast on your inside and catching your cod (hope you haven`t sold it :secret: )
Thanks for getting it all sorted Terry :clap3: :clap3:

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WEll done groomyd crackin cod! And well done to Jamie for getting a lovely codling and managing to keep your food on the inside. Nevermind Terry your luck will improve soon!
 

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Great day out lads, shame about the fishing but thats how it goes.
Super cod Dave, you might have been beaten for best fish if Tim (Sealife) hadn`t lost what seemed like a very big Pollack or maybe even a big Bass.Well done Jamie for keeping the breakfast on your inside and catching your cod (hope you haven`t sold it :secret: )
Thanks for getting it all sorted Terry :clap3: :clap3:

Alan
The one that got away would have been very nice i must admit but i was still very pleased with my pollock's.
As soon as i got in the missus could not wait to get them out and have a good look...
She was very pleased indeed.
Thanks again terry for all your trouble..:notworthy
 

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What energy? I feel about 95 at the moment. Frank was no easier on me today than friday:uhuh: but he really did his best for all of us today and I can not fault him at all as a skipper. He really is one of the best:notworthy
Terry,

How on earth can you feel 95 young man, how are you going to get this decrepit old pratt onto your boat???? I've just spent 18 hours at Orford on the Island.

Well done and Jamie too for not providing ground bait.

Great report and pretty average piccys, if I had remembered when I went out I would have posted much better. LOL.

Looking forward to our post May 13th opportunity, please go and visit the east coast site to see how well I did off Orford Island on Friday 13th, well I did get a 5lb cod off the beach!!! Have to boast when I catch a fish!!!!
 
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