We have organised a paddle this Sunday with the aid of Chris CPS on his boat out from Tunstall after the Tope. Simon aka Dorado is coming up to hopefully cover it as a story for Boat Fishing Monthly - all dependant on the weather and conditions of course. Now its quite a big paddle, probably covering 3.5 miles each way, fairly big tides - but we have been assured not as big as Flamboro - the main difference is that there is very little slack water compared to a neap tide, the speed in knots isn't that much different to a smaller tide. We will probably be covering 10 miles of paddling and anchoring in a fast tide. Anyone is welcome but if you have doubts about your experience or fitness it may not be the trip for you. I would like anyone who is thinking of coming to have a minimum of at least a VHF & at least a compass ( along with all the norm safet kit, pfd etc). Chris will be there acting as guide and as a safety boat if required plus of course it will make for a healthy bit of competition and banter :cheesy: . Its an early start - 7am on the beach i think but will confirm. Tackle is simple really, a 15/20lb bot rod is fine with a multiplier full of 18/20lb line, 6 / 7 oz leads, dont let rigs bother you, I have a load. A few mackerel feathers with 6oz leads needed to catch bait - it really is just simple down tide fishing. A pair of long nose pliers and wire cutters are essential for releasing the fish quickly and safely - there is no need to bring a tope aboard if you dont want to. A good anchor ( i use a 1.5lb one) on a long line is needed. Dave uses a little bouy/pellet which is a good idea as you can unclip yourself when required and then simply moor back up.