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Ok guys, lets give this a shot.

we've got a rising 32 foot tide, high falling late afternoon.

Meet late Sunday afternoon betwen 3 and 4pm. Location to be announced. This ideally will be Takeshi's (Elizabeth Castle) but it depends on the wind, sea conditions and whether we can get the ducks or not. We will be walking back over to the shore.

High water 17.03pm (32.1ft)

Time include BST.

All are welcome including beginners. This is a combined LRF/HRF and plugging event.

Waders and or/suitable clothing are recommended.

Help and advice (casting/skills/etc) on the day will be FREE.

I'd also recommend people pack some food and drink.

We will be fishing for ANYTHING that swims.

Main targets, Bass, Wrasse, Mackerel, Gars, Bream, Pollack and all the mini species.
I really cannot honestly say what is possible out there.
 

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Re: The Jersey Lure Only Bumble (April 25th 2010)

I'll be coming along if I'm on the island! Will drag my mate along also.
 

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Re: The Jersey Lure Only Bumble (April 25th 2010)

I am In
 

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Re: The Jersey Lure Only Bumble (April 25th 2010)

Mark Sleep said:
Shall I bring my wetsuit! 5mm or 7mm?
LOL, no skishing on this one but....

Me and Kev might be wetsuiting. It is easier and safer for getting on to outer shoreline rocks.

April ? 7mm.
 

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Re: The Jersey Lure Only Bumble (April 25th 2010)

should be good, if water temps are up, there could be a chance of a few species

kev
 

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We used to spearfish and freedive for scallops as early as the beginning of March. 5mm was a struggle then, even with a good quality suit with long john bottoms and a top with an integrated hood. The alternative was 7mm and more lead but the overall gain in terms of dive time didn't make it worthwhile for me.

Your feet will get cold a long time before your legs do IME, so consider getting a pair of neoprene socks and applying silicone sealant to the seams to stop the socks leaking.

The other problem with neoprene is evaporation of water from the surface, especially if it is windy or if you are on a boat travelling at any speed. That is a reason why a lot of spearos diving from boats use smooth skin suits and wear waterproofs over the top between dives. But walking in a wetsuit with any second layer on top is very tiring and a pain in the neck.

Beware a need to pee is one reaction to the cold. Try not to pee in your suit as it isn't that great an idea. You will warm up momentarily but it will soon cool down and if it doesn't flush out then you will end up colder and smellier. You'll know all this if you surf in winter.

If you see a spearo (or a surfer) standing still on a beach looking pensively at the horizon and wearing only one bootie then you can be sure he's not thinking about the fish or wave that got away!
 

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Ritchie

We used to spearfish and freedive for scallops as early as the beginning of March. 5mm was a struggle then, even with a good quality suit with long john bottoms and a top with an integrated hood. The alternative was 7mm and more lead but the overall gain in terms of dive time didn't make it worthwhile for me.

Your feet will get cold a long time before your legs do IME, so consider getting a pair of neoprene socks and applying silicone sealant to the seams to stop the socks leaking.

The other problem with neoprene is evaporation of water from the surface, especially if it is windy or if you are on a boat travelling at any speed. That is a reason why a lot of spearos diving from boats use smooth skin suits and wear waterproofs over the top between dives. But walking in a wetsuit with any second layer on top is very tiring and a pain in the neck.

Beware a need to pee is one reaction to the cold. Try not to pee in your suit as it isn't that great an idea. You will warm up momentarily but it will soon cool down and if it doesn't flush out then you will end up colder and smellier. You'll know all this if you surf in winter.

If you see a spearo (or a surfer) standing still on a beach looking pensively at the horizon and wearing only one bootie then you can be sure he's not thinking about the fish or wave that got away!
Cheers Paul.

I've got some 5mm booties will they do? I surfed all day sunday in a 5/3mm suit with a 2 hour break in middle of day (so about 5.5 hours) and was sound but I guess your always paddling round to keep warm?

I have a mix of neo and smooth and I'm pretty sure my ma has a dive suit. I think is a 2 piece drysuit with a long john and beaver tail jacket but I reckon I will find it hard to move in lol.

Do you reckon waders are better than wetsuits in general for fishing?

Cheers again
Rich.
 

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...Do you reckon waders are better than wetsuits in general for fishing?
I am not going to dare answer that one directly.

Put it this way, when I am low water fishing in good weather in the summer (remember that) in daylight and only crossing gutters, not standing in deep water for long periods, I wear swimming shorts and a T shirt (and some light walking boots).

But everyone's taste/tolerance for cold and wet is different.
 

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First post modified. Event still going on but modified to suit. I think it could be awesome if the weather is right.
 
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