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Bird Ash Fishing At Bempton !!!!

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by chopper, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. chopper

    chopper New Member

    went down "bird ash" a few years ago with shorty.had a look at descent today to refresh my memory.bloody hell!,i must have been on space cake to have done it! i think i will give it a miss this year(and any other year come to think of it). anyone that hasnt done it before and is thinking of having a go be warned- one slip and its THE END! theres no second chances. on a lighter note,went fossiling with the family at Speeton and got some nice specimens.found one called a Ramrodocus.its very small and inflated looking and is incrusted with crystals.
     
  2. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    But not quite as old as me no doubt ;D
     
  3. chopper

    chopper New Member

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    mmmmmmm,let me think!
     
  4. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    It,s nice to know that even after millions of years there are still common features linking them to modern day man. Are they spineless too? ;D
     
  5. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    ;D

    How far down did you venture mark ? Can you not clip on ?
     
  6. chopper

    chopper New Member

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    no,the fossils exhibit large spines.apparently they were related to Lemmings,and we all know what happens to them!
     
  7. quint

    quint Watch out Emperor Zorg's about

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    Isn't the decent banned in the festival, but you can always walk on?
     
  8. chopper

    chopper New Member

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    Glen,you could clip on.its best to go and have a look for yourself(best to use a 4 wheel drive or something with a bit of ground clearance to get to clifftop).Bird Ash is something different to the climbs that you usually do.Theres good reason why most people dont(wont) do it .probably better to spend 75-100 mins walking on.if you go Glen,be careful.
     
  9. chopper

    chopper New Member

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    quint,cant go down in filey festival but can in scarb festival.
     
  10. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

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    I have an offer of an escorted viewing session of the ladder. Hopefully get there in the next couple of weeks. Also a kind forum member sent me some pics. I must admit it looks frightening, it looks like bay ness end rope times 3 in height, cant see me going down there unless I can secure myself with my new abseiling kit.

    Might just stick to that 2 day walk assisted by Sherpa's from the local village ;).
     
  11. chopper

    chopper New Member

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    Glen,looks worse in real life than it does on photos.however,when i was there yesterday,Dave Medd was down there(bad hip and all)!
     
  12. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Re: Bird Ash!!!!

    So did you go down Mark ?
     
  13. chopper

    chopper New Member

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    naaah,went to the fist corner wher thers a 2ft wide ledge up against the cliff that you need to go around(with a vetical drop next to it!)
     
  14. Dav

    Dav Rockling

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    Mad ure all blinking mad ;D ;D.......how do you get there again :)
     
  15. wec

    wec Nunc est biben dum

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    was reading an old book about egg collecting and it mentioned some young lads were killed down there many years ago , add this to the tally of local anglers who have fallen down there, Roland Slater ,Harry Moon broke both his legs ,monty burton, severely burnt hands , its certainly not a place to be messed with .all were very very lucky ,you've got to ask youre self if a fish is worth it.
     
  16. Biggest-Cod

    Biggest-Cod New Member

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    Its a funny thing is the hunger to catch a codling some people its burning there all the time and it doesnt matter what the danger is you will do anything to get that winning fish i personally havent been down bird ash but over the years climbed many a cliff but just a few years ago i was climbing the rope at robinhoods bay nessend when only yards from the top my shoulder locked how i managed to get up that last 25yds i dont know but from that day on it just brings home the fact if i had let go of that rope that day it would have been curtains its a sheer drop, for over 30years it was a race to get up and down the ropes but now i take a little bit more care i allways remember one instance it was in the filey pairs many years ago i was back at the weighing and we only needed just an ounce to win it my partner bob eglon was up at boulby and i was waiting for him to come to the weignin and i was confident he would have got a codling but he didnt arrive it wasnt till the next day that i found out he had been a very lucky man the rope had snapped only just yrds from the bottom and he had fell onto the rocks and he had fell on his back and cut his ear open cracked his head open and dislocated his finger his was well shook up he was a very lucky man and fortunatly he was with wacker the mountain goat and he managed to get him back up the cliff and to hospital that was well over 10years ago and bob has never climbed a rope since .
     
  17. Steve

    Steve Rockling

    it should be band from all matches even local club matches.
    the place is madness.
    if you want to fish there then walk it from reighton. ok its a long walk but hey its a lot safer, and what comes first.
    safety or a bloody mop.
     
  18. uggy

    uggy Blenny

    Has anyone got any photo's or links to see this place please, it sounds a really bad drop.
     
  19. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Biggest cod was there the night I fell at Hawsker. Thankfully a new rope someone had put in actually save my life as I saw it when I was falling and it broke my fall when I grabbed it. I think complacency got the better of me and when I saw the sea that day I started rushing to get down there, next thing I knew I had fallen 20 odd foot straight down and managed to get away with a bruised thigh and a bit of a bump to the head (Ive never been the same since). If that new rope hadnt of been there I reckon I would have been laid dead on the rocks another 100 foot below.

    I now take much more care and dont rush anywhere. I have to apologise to people fro how slow I go down Hawsker now. I have just purchased a harness and some abseiling gear plus an ascender device. Hopefully I should be safe from now on.

    I hope everyone stays safe this coming year.

    Interestingly enough I have been looking at that rope at Bayness end this morning and from the bottom it looks sheer. Dont think I will ever go down there again either.
     
  20. robq

    robq Rockling

    Its a scary place birdash :eek: :eek: I have been for a look and taken photos from the bottom and it doesnt look too bad, however go to the top and look down and then your knees will really start to knock !! I have been down other steep cliffmarks on ropes including one not far from birdash but this is in a different league altogether, the ladder doesnt scare me or even the last sheer bit of cliff but its that step round from the ledge onto the top of the ladder :eek: :eek: fall from there and you are dead no question :( :(

    Big respect to the lads who do it, its all yours !! ;D ;D
     

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