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The 2018 Guernsey Specimen Hunt & social


Well-Known Member
Feb 5, 2007
Hi guys,

Us Jersey Boys are sadly already an hour delayed on the crossing because of the winds delaying our boat getting in. And that may still change more. Given we’ve still to check in and settle and two of us are pretty crock at the mo, we’re going to have to apologise and give the social a miss tonight. Massive apologies. Fingers crossed we’ll get in to Guernsey sometime and turn up bright eyed and bushy tailed for tomorrows soupy dive!!
Fingers crossed for you guys, where are you staying and are you all sorted for lifts?


Well-Known Member
Nov 9, 2012
Jersey, C.I.
Cheers mate, but agggghhhh, quite possibly the worst news. Our boat got cancelled after floating about in St Aubins Bay for 20mins. It’s now bombing it’s way back to you - without us. . We’re waiting for news, there’s slim hope we could get on the clipper or the vitesse if they re route from France. But there’s a lot of English here they may want to repatriate more than us...... watch this space.


Well-Known Member
Nov 9, 2012
Jersey, C.I.
Hi Mart

That’s it....FUBAR. We are cancelled with no Guernsey sailing until Sunday. Tomorrow’s sailing was at 17:30, no other options and in any case it was full. This stinks, we never saw that happening. The winds did not really seem all that bad here on the docks and except for the 50 minute delay getting to Jersey, they didn’t seem to give it long to make a docking. The winds were forecast to drop after all. I guess the company algorithm works on trying to do the most for the most and we’ve fallen outside of that loop on this occasion.

Can I just say that we are all gutted. All of us were so looking forward to catching up with you guys again and enjoying your smashing hospitality. Sorry guys, we’re going to miss out on this year..... I hope the weather gives you some good diving and we will be watching for the catch news!


Well-Known Member
Jul 25, 2011
I came down with a horrendous sore throat yesterday, so I’m afraid I’m on easy list and won’t be able to make it....totally gutted!!
Hope everyone has a fun weekend, my Scottish hat made me look awesome as well...
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Silver Smoker
Dec 31, 2005
Guernsey, Channel Islands
And they are off....



Well-Known Member
Dec 16, 2009
Yes that seems to be what they all add up to but that won’t change the fact it is howling along the west at the moment, added with a 2’ swell we have a good soup recipe!
The east is still quite flat so Bulwer would be ok but the Sunday dive will be more difficult to call.

Certainly cleaning your own fish would help me a lot.
Good luck today, gutted we couldn’t be there!
"Here, here" good hunting
Have a great weekend.Good luck . looking fwd to the catch reports..hopefully there will be a nice gilty out there for you!


Needs a beer.
Jul 20, 2010
Right, let’s see if I can make any sense at this drunken time of night?

Due to the forecast we don’t want to make a decision on where would be best to dive.
So tomorrow morning Andy, John and myself will check out the coast, we will report back here aroun 9am.
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