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The date has been set for Friday 10th - 12th September, register from 4pm on the friday, weigh-in available throughout the daytime, last weigh-in closes at 5pm on the sunday. Evening presentation on the sunday at 7pm, buffet included. Prizes for Heaviest fish, (2nd & 3rd) Best pairs (2nd & 3rd) Best Visitor, and hoping a C & R prize as well. (once the C & R is worked out) Visiting anglers need to submit their entries by the 6th August. Local anglers by the 9th, both unless prior arrangement with the organisers.
 

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Nice one Mike, will have a chat bout c&r to see if we can work out best way to do it. :)
 

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Gonna try and get a few decent prices from some hotels, see if i can get some discounted rooms for the weekend
 

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Gonna try and get a few decent prices from some hotels, see if i can get some discounted rooms for the weekend
Check with 'i am going spinning'. as i'm sure that he knows of a good hotel in that neck of the woods?
 

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Gonna try and get a few decent prices from some hotels, see if i can get some discounted rooms for the weekend
Check with 'i am going spinning'. as i'm sure that he knows of a good hotel in that neck of the woods?
Simon,

Are you going ?? I want to go but will have to take Adam as well !!
 

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I took George to Weymouth with me this year and although he wasn't allowed to enter officially, we had a great time and Mike and others (inc Mark33 btw!) made us very welcome. I bunked him off school for the Friday and we came back on the Sunday. Next year, I will stay the Sunday night as well though as we were both shatttered and I nearly fell asleep driving on the way back! Big place to fish mind, so might be worth a trip or two in advance? We camped at Pebble Bank which was fine and they had a bar there - no cider for me next time though! MosseyDog and Tunny both helped us around and showed us some marks which was great. To be honest, a good O/S map and some research will put you on some likely marks. I warn you though, most of the fish were caught at first light out on Portland and it meant too early a start for me and the boy.
 

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My first period of annual leave booked for next year, should be good and hope a few of you will come down before it on some trips to find some of those Dorset bass.

Griff you missed a cracking night on the Sunday evening, Got to sit at a table and listen to "Tunny", "Vidar" and "NosamAndyBlockhead" :D talking the talk, mostly all over my head but just great to listen to such enthusiastic Anglers. And if that wasnt enough the presentation from Mike Ladle, what a nice bloke. And then to top the evening off (apart from a very long wait for mrTaxi) got to here Stormy tell the funniest story I have heard for ages, still smiling now.

Hope your up for a few more raiding parties Plugs
 

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I took George to Weymouth with me this year and although he wasn't allowed to enter officially, we had a great time and Mike and others (inc Mark33 btw!) made us very welcome. I bunked him off school for the Friday and we came back on the Sunday. Next year, I will stay the Sunday night as well though as we were both shatttered and I nearly fell asleep driving on the way back! Big place to fish mind, so might be worth a trip or two in advance? We camped at Pebble Bank which was fine and they had a bar there - no cider for me next time though! MosseyDog and Tunny both helped us around and showed us some marks which was great. To be honest, a good O/S map and some research will put you on some likely marks. I warn you though, most of the fish were caught at first light out on Portland and it meant too early a start for me and the boy.
I hope Simon and myself do go, and with the boys as well, will camp or board what ever anyone else is doing. If a few others from our area are going maybe it will be worth hiring a mini bus and all stay together, my plan is to fish Jersey, Weymouth and our own meet this year, than see how the money and time off go after that !!!
 

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Boys, I'm up for a Welsh raiding party on Weymouth next year. Be advised that most take it far too seriously - fishing into dark, grab a takeaway, few hours kip in the tent and then back up at 4:30am to be on the rocks before first light. I wasn't so hard core, but consequently didn't catch. By the time I got out there with George, all the fish for the day had been caught! I did have one night on the cider with Capt Sugwas, and regretted it the next morning - all day fishing had dehydrated me, and so my body soaked up the booze like sponge!
 

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Boys, I'm up for a Welsh raiding party on Weymouth next year. Be advised that most take it far too seriously - fishing into dark, grab a takeaway, few hours kip in the tent and then back up at 4:30am to be on the rocks before first light. I wasn't so hard core, but consequently didn't catch. By the time I got out there with George, all the fish for the day had been caught! I did have one night on the cider with Capt Sugwas, and regretted it the next morning - all day fishing had dehydrated me, and so my body soaked up the booze like sponge!
Lightweight :D We'll have to set a camp up for you at Portland and just give you a kick before the sun comes up, Sorted, just dont sleep walk or you'll end up as ground bait.

The majority do seem to be caught in the first two hours from first light up there, I think Chesil can throw fish up at different times though, conditions ruled it out though last time untill the last morning when Vidar and Blockhead bagged up, and I think you and George were just unlucky not to catch at the other times, the lad was really fishing his socks off, full marks for effort.
 

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Serious, Us, surely not. :eek:
Oh hang on we did have a rule, last one on the mark, loses a limb for ground bait :lol: :lol:
I think I might have a couple of daylight (a little bit after dawn :lol: ) marks for next year-just bring your waders. ;)
With high water and dawn pretty much at the same time, it was "almost" easy to drag myself out of bed at 4am, ALMOST.
We will clue young George in, and leave it to him to gentlely wake you in the mornings :twisted:
 

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Serious, Us, surely not. :eek:
Oh hang on we did have a rule, last one on the mark, loses a limb for ground bait :lol: :lol:
I think I might have a couple of daylight (a little bit after dawn :lol: ) marks for next year-just bring your waders. ;)
Would that be the spot that everytime we drove passed you spotted the birds working the water and commented about how you'd like to get out there?
 

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Loose lips and all that Mr Mosseydog ;) ;)
But you might be right, :D
And there is another mark I want to try, IF I can get to it :?
(Mossey, I guess we have to do some recon in the spring :twisted: , just to check :lol: )
 

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Hats off to you boys - you were more committed than me. We did make it out at dawn on the Saturday but picked the wrong mark (as usual I should have listened to George but I thought I knew better)! The Sunrise over Portland Harbour was worth it though. I guess you had to make an early start so MosseyDog got a chance to use all those lures he took :D :lol:

Sunrise - NOT Sunset before any of you Smart Alecs make a comment!

 

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The first couple of sessions, I seemed to be on netting duty, "Poor" old Mossey and Capt Sugwash couldn't put a lure in the water without some pesky bass diving on it. ;) Mossey was even getting them from the cliff tops at one point. I can think of one lure Mossey used that will definately be in my box for next year. ;)

Dawn, We were rigged and waiting on the marks BEFORE first light, not that we were keen or anything :twisted: We will give you a shout as we leave next year Griff :lol:
 

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Thanks, Tunny - not sure how much young George will appreciate it though :D If any of you have kids, then wait until they are teenagers (George is 13) and see what chance there is of getting them up and out an hour before first light! Might have to sleep in the car up by Portland Lighthouse to have a chance of joining you I think!
 
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