world dab championships 30th january 2011

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world dab championships 30th january 2011

Post by fishingnuts95 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:13 pm

hi everyone, i would just like to ask is there any one on here that may be going to fish it as me, my dad and a friend are deciding wether to fish it. hoping we can fish it as it would be my first competition and would be a good chance to meet with some well known people in the angling world as editors from fishing magazines are turning up, and also to hopeful gets tips and tons of advice off these guys. and finally has anyone got any idea on how many people are participating?
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Post by flattiefanatic » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:16 pm

I would love to fish it m8. But then i learnt it was a rover and will be a weigh in :(

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Post by merris999 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:37 am

im fish it with one of my stepsons.

in response to a rover you just pick a spot rather than draw a peg, this will be my first rover. as to the weigh in, take a bucket to keep them in, changing the water regulary or use a air stone n pump, if you dont want to take the fish home, after you have weighed in return the fish! i admit it is a bit of a bitch going up n down the shingle for it but that is the price for conservation against taking your catch home.

the DAA will be increasing the minimum size for the fish weighed in so "legal" but not meal sized fish arent taken unnecessarily. currently 22cm (legal 20cm) but final size will be decided on the day

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Post by dontcatchmuch » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:45 pm

hi merris where it being held and at what time and costs etc please
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Post by merris999 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:58 pm


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Post by dontcatchmuch » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:09 pm

ummm dungy bit to much all that shingle beach for me to walk i understand its a long way from where you can park as well.good luck mate
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Post by fishingnuts95 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:23 pm

hi merris i am definitely entering now with my dad and a mate. hoping to get down there about 6:30, pick a spot on the beach and have a practice few hours! may see you down there
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Post by merris999 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:11 am

min weigh-in size is now 23 cm

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Post by fishingnuts95 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:15 am

thanks for the info merris i didnt know it had changed. a conservation purpose behind it i suppose which is a good thing and the dabs have been coming out to up to around 34cm at dungie the last week or two so it is looking promising.
good luck to all entering
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Post by fishingnuts95 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:55 pm

easterly/north easterly winds all week and hitting 22 mph! hopefully this does not put the fishing off! good luck to everyone entering
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Post by Snagger » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:58 pm

Hi Fishingnuts,

I was going to enter but found it was not a catch and release match, I

personally don't agree with the mass slaughter of fish all for a few points,

therefore I have decided not to enter the comp.

No disrespect meant to the other anglers tacking part, just my own view,

roving match or not there are other ways of competing and returning fish

alive.

I would expect there to be over 100 taking part.

Tim B-)

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Post by mulletover » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:06 pm

I'm with snagger on this.

If TSF is seriously concerned about our sport then surely it can only endorse a catch and release policy for a competition.


The last TSF I bought had articles in which were written and endorsed by people I wouldn't give the time of day to!!!!!

I will be writing them a letter!

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Post by rabbi2 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:47 am

Let me be the first to congradulate Snagger on the position that he has taken up. >:D< >:D<

All Competitions shouild be run on a catch and release basis and I myself will not attend any that do not. X(

I hope that other members of this site follow his lead even if it is only to show our disapproval of such needless slaughter.

Being a Moderator I normally keep my thoughts to myself and let people fish their own way but I felt I have to voice my opinions on this one.

Such so called competitions are disgusting and barbaric. X( X( X(

A very angry Rabbi X(

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Post by dontcatchmuch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:21 pm

in total agreement with you on this snagger .if you take for the table then dispatch stright away if not return stright away end of story .
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Post by fishingnuts95 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:58 pm

hi snagger i totally agree with you on the catch and release however this is my first ever comp so im not to sure what to expect. i will obviously try my best to keep alive the dabs that will not be taken home but i do understand it will be hard to keep every fish alive.
i respect you for your opinion
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