Lovely sunny day, so.............

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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    ...... I'm off to my local pier for a spot of fishing. Hoping to catch some early bass or mackerel. Enjoy your day lads!
     
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    let us know how you get on. I'm across the water from you (Bournemouth)
     
  3. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    You lucky sod H!
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Bugger all! Maybe a bit early. I only went today because I was bored sitting at home. I usually start at the end of May for Bass and Mackerel. Last year was absolute shite for Mackerel. I normally lift an average of 10-12 a day but last year, I didn't bag a single one? Reckon they've buggered off from these waters! We'll see later in the year.
     
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    Bugger!
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    would still rather have been sat by the seaside in the Isle of Wight than stuck in an office in Birmingham!
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Because the fishing was a no-show, I decided to have a drive round with my camera instead. Freshwater Bay, the Military Rd and the Needles.

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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    Great photos H. Even though I have visited the island several times I've seen very little of it. My trips have consisted mainly of stumbling around Robin Hill absolutely battered at Bestival! Will have to try and get down there and see it properly.
     
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    @Houchens Head Where's the best place to get cheap ferry tickets?
     
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    If you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers you can triple the value and use them on wightlink mate.

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Residents (me, for example) get vouchers from time to time from Red Funnel. They usually last for couple of months and are for various things like, "Only £35 Day Return", "15% off any duration", "20% off 2 nights or more" etc, etc. Like I said, these are sent out to every island resident, but they can be sent to friends and family on the mainland, so if anyone wants to use these, let me know. I have the latest vouchers but won't be using them because I'm waiting for a knee replacement operation, so can't travel yet.
    These are what they send out...............
     

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I only went to Bestival once - in 2012. I got in free as I was working there for Hospital Radio, doing interviews etc. Couple of pics from that weekend. (I'm the one in the black baseball cap!).........
     

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    Brings back memories, cheers H!
     
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    I'd be great to have one as a surprise for my girlfriend if it is going spare still? Hope the knee gets sorted soon.
     
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    You were in pub all day I seen you
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Pm me your address and I'll send them up to you. You can choose which one you want to use and bin the others. Just make sure when booking online, that you put the correct voucher code in! :happy:
    When you come over, let me know and we can meet up for a pint!
     
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    Don't do it, Houch will get your mrs pregnant by looking at her.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Damn my reputation!! :emoji_grin: :emoji_grin: :emoji_grin:
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I meant to say, if you don't feel comfortable giving me your address, maybe use a relatives or a place of work.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Just a thought. If you wanted to come to the island for the day and leave the car in Southsea, hop on the hovercraft. They often have discounts and offers. It only takes 10 minutes and is quite an experience!
     
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    Thanks very much, much appreciated :) Just sen you a PM with my address...cheers!
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Replied! ;)
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Duh! I was standing on a slope! Plus, if I knew this was a photography competition I would have entered better pics. Still, you carry on slagging them off mate, if it makes you feel better. x x x :emoji_middle_finger:
     
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    Anyway the dampeners appear to be on.
    So is this the British Monsoon season again?B-)
     
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    My word you are certainly touchy! I was merely making a suggestion to improve your photos.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Here you are, Mr Perfect! I've improved them just for you.....
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Yep! 3rd bottle of claret!
     
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    You want to try a bottle or two of beautiful Chilean Carmenere! :p :-o
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I love Chilean wine, Wingy. Claret first, then most Chilean stuff!
     
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    Got those offers...thanks a lot @Houchens Head!! Will let you know when we are hearing over. Thanks again
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    You're more than welcome SB! Looking forward to having a meet-up!
     

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