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South Devon 2018

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
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Kernow.
Happy New Year Chaps!

We finally got out on the 11th Jan for a dive off Torbay. It was so bad that we played a round of rock-scissor-paper to see who would splash first. I won and stayed dry. The other diver jumped in and then was back on deck within 5 min. Viz was a rather expected 0.0m-0.25m and dark.
Better luck next week, though I doubt it.....
 
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hutt

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Jun 15, 2011
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Happy new year all.

With the Bass ban I wondered if I could seek some advice? Being a bass hunter I haven't ever gone after flatties but having my hand forced I could do with some tips. I appreciate no one os going to give up spots, but any thoughts on time of day, best situations, states of water, and places to look? TIA
 
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
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Kernow.
The early diver catches the lobsters. I went for a quick dive this morning at one of my lobster patches. The viz was very good, 6-7m.
A total tally of four lobsters made it back to shore, with one being returned as it was legal but too small for my conscience.
 
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Dai ASBO

Let it Beta
Jul 24, 2012
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Good to hear from you Chris and great to see someone posting here.
Been out a few times recently, not much to report but took a nice 1.5kg crab on Saturday and a few scallops. Taken kayak out a few times this year and plan on doing so more regularly. Treated to some awesome vis.
 
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
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Kernow.
It is a bit quiet on here Dai. I’ve only just got back into spearfishing this month as the past 12 months we’ve been really busy with the boat and commercial scallop diving.
I dived a local beach near Whitsand on Wed and caught a nice plaice. The tide was on the turn and had to go out hell of a way to find them. I had my spear tip six inches off the nose of a 5lb bass in the shallows. A lot of self restraint was needed!!
 
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shiny1

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Not been on here for a while. To busy with work. Managed a few dives this year but nothing like i used to do. Dived a couple of weeks ago at a SE Cornwall mark i like to dive for Plaice. There was a fresh NW wind which didnt affect where i was diving. With the bass restriction being lifted and allowing one a day i made my way out to the plaice ground via the kelp covered reefs and sandy gullies. I didnt want to waste to much time looking for bass so decided the first one i seen was going on the stringer rather than passing it up for a bigger one. The first one i seen hidden in the kelp was on the stringer in no time at all. A 1.9kg size bass. Off out the the plaice ground. 20mins in and very little fish life seen at all then the first plaice which was sat on a small rocky reef rather than in the sand. After that i picked up another 4 plaice. All in prime condition. A long swim back in against the wind towing 6 fish on the float seem to take for ever. Several more bass were seen on the same ground on my way back in where i had the bass on the way out. Great to see and a nice dive. IMG_20181027_172027~3.jpg IMG_20181027_172027~3.jpg
 

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Webster

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Nov 30, 2018
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Hi guys I've just moved back to the area and am wondering why I ever left!! The water is incredible. I've been living in Swindon which is land locked entirely! !

I'm looking for buddy's to freedive with in the new year. Wanting to develop my skills and put them into practice. Anyone diving around Plymouth??

All the best Webster
 
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