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Old 18 September 2012, 06:16   #21
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The skier knew I was caught for sure, it almost ripped the rod from my hands, he lifted off the power, slowed, looked staright at me from 100 feet away, I shouted for him to stop, but 2 or 3 seconds later he just turned the power back on and left. If he had not noticed the error I would not be thinking he was being that unreasonable. He just did not seem to care.
Many of these jet ski around abersoch are doing upto 70 knotts, mainly riding inside the 4 knott speed limit bouyed area, where all the boats are moored. As are half the ribs and Gin palaces. But thats a whole other post. A lovely part of the world, but dangerous in a small boat. Pretty much all the water skiing was inside the limited area.
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Old 18 September 2012, 07:12   #22
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As a slight aside....

There was a guy standing chest deep in the water with a stupid grin on his face right in the middle of the launch / recovery lane at Black Rock sands a fortnight ago.

I tootled past him and he wandered very close to my spinning prop

There are idiots everywhere I suppose, not just jet skiers / fishermen (although he was dressed up like a jet skier )
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Old 18 September 2012, 07:51   #23
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I joined a beach fishing club to enable me and the kids to fish from the beach, the rules are very simple, a boat has the right of way and we must reel in our lines to allow them to pass. This is not always possible if a craft takes off at speed right through your line, this is why there are speed limits

However not all fishermen reel in so just remember that they can cast over 100 yards so its best to avoid each other if possible as at the end of their high breaking strain lines there is a large lead weight and a nasty hook.

I would have thought that the longest casting fishermen are beachcasters who can more than likely be identified as they normally have there rods on a frame pointing up in the air (see pic).

Having said all of this, the OP said he was fishing from his boat spinning, so it sounds to me that the jet ski was far to close
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Old 18 September 2012, 07:54   #24
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If its any consolation it's likely he will have damaged his shaft seal.
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There was a time when most of the smaller hp outboards had a couple of small nicks on the inside of the propeller boss rim to act as a fishing line cutter should any fishing line get caught in the prop
at least they did help cut the line and did seem to reduce the chances of getting the yards and yards of line turning into the large birds nest that melted itself on the shaft damaging the oil seal .

What miffs me is the number of anglers off the lighthouse especially in the mackerall season that seem think they have every right to try clonk or use your boat for target practice .
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Tch! And people make fun of me for carrying an 8" "bowie" knife on my belt. Great for cutting fishing lines AND tends to reduce the debate about it too.

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Tch! And people make fun of me for carrying an 8" "bowie" knife on my belt. Great for cutting fishing lines AND tends to reduce the debate about it too.

Couple of fleets of crab pots or a few hundred yard of gill net set close in pisses them off ,, even better when you pull your gear in the next day and you have a carrier bag full of spinners and lead weights.
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Couple of fleets of crab pots or a few hundred yard of gill net set close in pisses them off ,, even better when you pull your gear in the next day and you have a carrier bag full of spinners and lead weights.

I must remember that one next time I see pot / net buoys close in. Free spinners !!!

Are they easy to cut out of the nets ?
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Tch! And people make fun of me for carrying an 8" "bowie" knife on my belt.

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Hi has anyone got or owned a Zodiac 9 man pro? The reason I ask is that I am hoping to get one in the next couple of weeks.
I know it's only a small rib but what is it like in choppy seas or going on longer journeys.
I have been using my 3.8 Honwave up til now it's a good dry sib but a steering wheel would be nice.
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