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Old 12-15-2006, 11:08 AM
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I was thinking of trying for a few holdovers this Sunday as the weather is forecast to be pretty mild with a SW wind.

I thought i'd try the creek and the beach jetties near the restaurant - what tide would be best ? falling or incoming ?

Is it worth walking the beach to see if there are any birds working, also should I use a sinking line for the creek ( ie will the fish be hard on the bottom ?)

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Old 12-15-2006, 05:08 PM
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sandwich creek.

Mark I maybe there myself sunday,what time were you planning on going,I think low tide is later in the day,which tends to fish better this time of year simular to early spring.There are still schools of sandeels around.Maybe I'll see ya there.
PS.It just so happens sunday is my birthday so I've already hinted around the misses this is what I'd like to do .
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:50 PM
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high tide is 8.41 am, so was planning to fish the falling, unless advice suggests otherwise.

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Old 12-18-2006, 10:28 AM
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I went down Sunday morning, fished from 10.30 to 12 in a howling wind (13mph, my *ss) and skunked.

It's a lovely spot though, I can imagine the linesiders sitting in that seam on the near bank as well as tight the rocks on the other side. there was probably fish there but i couldn't get my flies upstream and down in the strong SW wind. note to self to try it in a N wind or the other bank next time.

I did see two other hardy flyfishers on the sandbank on the otherside who, probably like me were just glad to be out.

back to the shack.

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Old 12-18-2006, 05:01 PM
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Your beginning to sound like a real yank now Mark with all those Americanisms!
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:23 PM
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Mark, re wind....ever since receiving consultation from Keith re wind predictions, I have been using his formula: take the predicted velosity and multiply by 2 and consider adding 5 knots. I have found this formula to be extremely accurate.
I admire your fishing enthusiam for giving it a try in mid december! If I lived closer, I would have been ahppy to practice casting with you.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:33 AM
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well, some of the other forums were reporting regular catches of fish in the 18-24" range right up until Friday on top water lures along the beach, so i thought it was worth a shot !

despite the wind it was nice to try a new place,although it did remind me of another of Keiths comments " Jeez - all these years as a Captain and i never knew that 13 to15 wind meant 13 PLUS 15 !!!!!"

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Sandwich - this Sunday

Ron, it could have something to do with Mark coming from the UK. We have to get out to fish when we can. Whether there are fish about or not, we just have to go fishing.

Hope you are still flying the Union flag Mark

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Malcom....I have seen you UK guys first hand, fish from dawn till dusk and beyond the last 2 years....I admire your zest and dedication...it's the boller (sp?) hats on the flats that get to me I ain't dressing formal no matter what you guys want
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It could be worse, we could all join John's Chatham Angling Club and have to wear the Fez on the flats


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Malcom.....you win! On your next trip over, bring me a large boller.
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Ron, I hope to be over in June, and I will bring you a Boller hat but you have to wear it out on the flats

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That would be worth getting a flight over for. Yankees fishing with a bowler on the flats. I might insist that my guides wear one, when I am fishing with them down in Florida in ten days time.

That would be a great picture, a brine grizzled guide poling with a bowler. You could have started something here Paxton.

Remember stiff upper lip Mark, the wind was not 'howling', it was 'a freshening breeze'. Understatement my man, always understate.

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Remember stiff upper lip Mark, the wind was not 'howling', it was 'a freshening breeze'. Understatement my man, always understate.
it was J.

it was the first time I have fished and the sea has been sizzling from the sand being sprayed across it.

I did manage to keep my top button done up and my tie straight though, as you would expect from a gentleman. . . .



. . . hmmm, looks like the jolly old 6 Weight today Carruthers.


A good Christmas to you too, chap - for once I am thankful I am not in Oz like Matt , it must be unbearable at the moment.

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for once I am thankful I am not in Oz like Matt , it must be unbearable at the moment.
Matt says it is... Nothing worse than a gloating Aussie - except, maybe, for a smart-arsed kid?!
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