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South Devon 2019

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
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Kernow.
A very refreshing spearfishing trip met with surprising 6-7+m viz off a deep reef mark near Plymouth this morning.

Very barren life-wise, but a shoal of mullet provided a welcome distraction. We took one each and then went for a rummage around a nearby Victorian cannon range.

Not sure of the water temp, but we were in for a couple of hours in wetsuits and only got chilled at the end.
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
Another dive today at a shallow shore reef.
The water was a bit chillier at 9°c but warmer than the 3°c air temp. The viz was patchy, but at best was 5+m but getting worse as the tide turned.
I only saw wrasse, but this was a lobbie dive and didn’t disappoint.

The first came five minutes after getting in, and the second 20min later. The third and biggest turned out to be a berried female that went straight back.
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
I had a couple of nice lobsters today. These were the only keepers. I caught at least five that looked really good but were soft in the shell and two berried females. So out of nine, only two good ones.

The viz was very good, about 6m. The temperature was still a bit chilly, so I left the water after 2hrs.

The only other fish seen was a clean looking but still stinky mullet, a lone flounder and a big bullhuss.
 

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Sad to see you're the only one posting Trelawney, but good to see you've been getting rewarded! I've only managed to get in once this year in Cornwall, was a bit cold and very very quiet. Probably won't be able to get in until June now ✌
 
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
It is very quiet on here HD7, though I think most people post on Facebook now.

We went out last week before the alge bloom got really bad. I was lobbie hunting, but the bloom was so bad I gave up after an hour with nothing to show.
My mate got a couple of good size stinkies.
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Broseidon

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Aug 13, 2007
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Thanks for continuing to post content mate - it’s such a shame to see what was once a thriving forum now turned into a ghost town.

The good old days of the FOM and FOY are long gone.

Is there a central group for all UK spearing or is it spread across lots of area-specific groups? Got any links?

I despise Facebook but the state of the forums has got too bad. I was the only person to post anything in the North Wales thread last year, sure it will be the same this year.
 

Broseidon

Lord of the Brocean
Aug 13, 2007
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Funny thing is Facebook also seems to be slowing down now!
I seriously can’t stand Facebook, it’s a cancer. I’d just like a bit of the old DeeperBlue community back. Even you’re pretty quiet these days Foxy - do you spear any more?
 
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
We’re going to try and get out this week. The May bloom is slowly starting to die off, and I need to get some practice in for the DB Fish-In.
I’m determined to get my name on the trophy this year.
Fed up of being a runner up.
 
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
Thanks for continuing to post content mate - it’s such a shame to see what was once a thriving forum now turned into a ghost town.

The good old days of the FOM and FOY are long gone.

Is there a central group for all UK spearing or is it spread across lots of area-specific groups? Got any links?

I despise Facebook but the state of the forums has got too bad. I was the only person to post anything in the North Wales thread last year, sure it will be the same this year.
I post on the United Spearfishing page on FB.
It was set up by my mate in Plymouth.
 

cave_raver

Well-Known Member
May 24, 2012
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Do any of you guys dive anywhere near Plymouth? I hate diving on my own and it would be good to meet up. Don't worry, I'm not after secret spots just trying to find out if there is a community who dive together.

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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
CR, there are loads of us divers in Plymouth. Only I seem to be posting here though. Check out the FB page above and join. We’re out most days if the viz and weather allow.
 

cave_raver

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May 24, 2012
47
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Plymouth, UK
Dropped in at Arymer Cove yesterday and swam round past Westcombe Beach. The sun was shining, mild northerly wind, 1-2 foot swell and a couple of hours before high tide. Visibility was awful with barely a metre in the seaweed mush until we swam out a few hundred metres where it improved to maybe two metres! Anyway good enough for a few line dives but nothing major. Roll on to better vis.

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Dai ASBO

Let it Beta
Jul 24, 2012
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Paignton, Devon
Took first five of the year yesterday evening in a secluded South Hams spot. Vis around 5 meters which was great, loads of spider crabs around and came across a decent sized ray but left it be. Not much else about but great to be back in the water.
 
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Trelawney

Trelawney

Aquatic Womble
Jan 12, 2007
1,102
871
218
Kernow.
A late afternoon dive to a secret reef spot on Saturday afternoon.
The Westerly wind was causing some surface chop, but the viz was very good, over 10m vertical.
Lots of bass about but no decent size pollock.
We took one bass each and had an explore around the gullies.
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