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cap'nhaddock

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A quick look through catches gives a total of 65 different species caught between us since June.
That's impressive for half a year.

Should do better next year for the full 12 months.

All ready for a start on New Year's Day?
 

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I got caught with wifeys xmas pressie, does that count? :ROFLMAO:
 

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That's some total well done...might set myself a low target next year, sounds like a good motivator to try diffident tactics n venues.
 

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That's some total well done...might set myself a low target next year, sounds like a good motivator to try diffident tactics n venues.

It adds interest to fishing sessions, you might not get 'the big one' but you can sometimes tick off a new species, even a snotty eel is exciting, (well, just once a year)..

It can be costly, I live a fair way inland and I reckon I've totted up about 8,000 miles that were fishing related, £1,000 of petrol, since June.
 

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Ready for a start. Any species stand out as rare or is it just that we always want what is not in our area?
 

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Top stuff, very impressive with only half a year. Looking forward to seeing what kind of species are caught throughout 2022.
 

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Top stuff, very impressive with only half a year. Looking forward to seeing what kind of species are caught throughout 2022.
I will probably get a check book and pen - (blankety blank) on a few days. :unsure:
 

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Think I'll give the 2022 challenge a go this year. Should help me target new species and get to new venues. (y)
 

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Given how bad 2021 was for beach fishing for me here on the IOW, and that I have bought a small boat, I might take up the Species Hunt.
There are a good few rocks and reefs within a couple of miles of me.
Boat for bigger fish, beach for smaller fish and exercise.
Could work well.
20+ would be a good start.
 

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Not to dishearten you Ian,but the boats didn't that well last year not this end of the IOW tight lines mate the fishing this year can't be worse than last year
 

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I have a 12' rotomoulded polyethylene open boat by Pan Marine.
They are made in Turkey and you can drop them off a cliff or drive a tractor over them.
15 HP Tohatsu outboard on the back.
It's ideal for the sheltered bays around here so when it's blowing force 2 or less ( most of the spring and summer) plenty of opportunity for bream and bass, maybe even a few mackeral next year in the Solent.
A few calm days recently have been perfect but due to other commitments I've not been able to get out so only had a couple of trips up the Yar.20211124_095736.jpg
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Fishing was really poor on my side of the IOW as well this year, anything will be an improvement, I've also bought it for a bit of fun so driving by boat to Cowes for lunch or to go to the guitar shop are on the cards.
 

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Looks just the job and no doubt has a fair turn of speed with the 15hp
 

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I'm told I'll get 20mph out of it on flat calm water.
I've done 15mph, in a different boat with 10 on the back, up the Medina, but don't tell the Harbour master.
 
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