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How many of you use this as an aid to finding new marks? I must admit to using it alot its an amazing tool when you think of it.You can look at any bit of coast in the world from the comfort of your home or as we are finding out, workplace also :muttley: :muttley: If you are ever putting pictures on a catch report just be carefull as just a bit of background horizon or scenery can be all thats needed to give it away. Took me 10 mins to find a mark in cornwall from 2 pics put on a catch report ,so be carefull if you want to keep the mark secret. I do have probably more interest than most as aerial photos is my business. Heres some shots from my collection from around Anglesey which i have been using to identify possible marks to try. Google also helps with access to marks as well.



















cheers , Trev.
 

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Blimey Trevor! Stunning area!!

You're right about the mark secrecy.
 

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Good point about background of pics, especially with the number of netters round here nowadays. :cry:
I've used google earth too look at marks,it's perfect for finding bassy looking areas and underwater reefs. Angelsea looks fantastic, great photo's.I hope too get over to the isle more this year i've not plugged there yet.
Again cracking pics. Cheers.
 

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Ben Field said:
Blimey Trevor! Stunning area!!

You're right about the mark secrecy.

yeah, its a great part of the country,only wish it was 300 miles further south than it is and i think we would give you pastie munchers a run for your money :lol:

would mean year round bass as well,although i did see 3 bass about 2lb landed on spinners at christmas when i went to see how my new rod could cast at a mark that shall we say "has an advantage" in the cold of winter. Tried drop shotting a latex eel for 3/4 hour and got hit 3 times on one retrieve with no hook up (still new as to how to mount those things) Was trying to use weed free system but was maybe leaving the hook point not near enough to the surface?

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Yes I have -- and do use Google Earth to find under water gullies and holes etc, the next best thing is find a friendly diver or even better still some dive maps.
 

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Kevin and I find google earth useful.

We've also paid extortionate sums on detailed aerial photographs of some
area's.

Just one of many useful Bass finding tools.
 

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I've been hearing about google earth for a couple of years now and finally just downloaded it and used it for the first time.

I am very surprised how old the photos are. My house for instance has the previous owners car out the front and none of the building work I've done.

I assumed that they were up to date live satelite pics with some sort of delay. I'm a little underwhelmed. Having said that though it's great for looking at my local coastlines for kelp beds, different depths, reefs etc etc etc :jump:
 

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I just wish the images were as clear as that for Guernsey!! Look slike they forgot to stick a proper lens on the camera for us.
The pictures are taken from an airoplane at high altitude and the original ones were done in 1999-2000 as it was launched as the "millenium map"....the queen even chipped in a bit of dosh to help.they have been updating most parts of britain about 3-4 years ago but it depends on where you live as to how good the image quality is. The more denseley populated the area the more chance of getting the best quality. For very rural,sparsely populated areas they dont want to waste valuable computer memory putting high def images of nothing but miles and miles of grass/hills etc without many houses(if you look at ireland they only put high def for the cities) as the whole thing is a business and they are trying to get people to buy their pictures.Its a very costly process to photograph the whole of the uk .So their pictures will always be a few years out of date but going back to my original point ..the coast does not change that much and for a "free to view" photo library its superb.

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Its a lovely looking part of the world hope to visit next year with the family for a week or so mabey catch a few biggies
 

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Nice pics there trev! west coast has some cracking marks!!!!

I had packed up my stuff in November forgot about the forementioned "warmer" mark might dig out the gear and have a bash with some softies

Its worth noting that googles competitor microsoft has an alternative which has "different" photos so good for sussing out features etc as alot of the images have a different state of tide..


www.bing.com/maps


Tight lines

Fin.
 

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fin c said:
Nice pics there trev! west coast has some cracking marks!!!!

I had packed up my stuff in November forgot about the forementioned "warmer" mark might dig out the gear and have a bash with some softies

Its worth noting that googles competitor microsoft has an alternative which has "different" photos so good for sussing out features etc as alot of the images have a different state of tide..


http://www.bing.com/maps


Tight lines

Fin.
HI Fin c, nice to see you made it onto here as well, at this rate our numbers here up north we will catching up with the boys from the valleys before long !!
 

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fin c said:
Nice pics there trev! west coast has some cracking marks!!!!

I had packed up my stuff in November forgot about the forementioned "warmer" mark might dig out the gear and have a bash with some softies

Its worth noting that googles competitor microsoft has an alternative which has "different" photos so good for sussing out features etc as alot of the images have a different state of tide..


http://www.bing.com/maps


Tight lines

Fin.
yeah i use bingmaps, i have been using it a lot to find some nice looking areas. most of the pics are taken over low tide i think, so thats quite handy. if there were more proper pluggers around here im sure we would find out that pembrokeshire is very good... i havent been plugging that long so i have a lot more ground to cover, and more fish to find! which isnt a bad thing...!

nice pics btw
 
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