Tuesday, February 24, 2009


A big thank you to Simon Drieu & all the people who turned up.
The morning started with a look at the different types of rods & reels used,from
light mullet rods up to heavy conger rods,fairly ancient up to modern day was on display.Then it was onto rigs from your basic running ledger up to long distance rigs incorporating impact shields,imps,cascade swivels,srt springs & powergum.Hooks,
line & lead use was covered in some detail.The importance of a shockleader & good knots was told, a tying demonstration of a variety of knots followed culminating in a rig being made.Next bait presentation,how to use a baiting needle to load your hooks with worms,baiting with squid,sandeel,mackerel & using elasticated cotton were
all covered.
After Simon had finished Steve Mullins took over giving an admiralty chart guide around the island.This covered tidal flows,why fish move into certain areas,safety when on the rocks or in the gullies.The tour started in st Ouens & went north,east,
south,west around the island,he showed what fish its possible to catch from each part of the island & weather it was best to fish night or day.Areas for Bass,Congers,
Mullet,Red mullet,Rays,Sole,Smooth hounds,Bream & Wrasse.A lot of good marks were told by Steve or freely given by other club members.Lets hope we can put it all to good use & catch some better fish.

The treasurer.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Ever wondered what a loop rig,pulley rig,one up one down,sliding wishbone or a wessex
rig is?
Do you get wound up when you're bait flys off the hook when you cast?
Are impact shields,imps,cascade swivels,srt springs & power gum all double dutch to you?
Advice on rods,reels,rig tying,bait presentation,lead making,hooks,line, shock leaders,knots,how to rig your bait & tackle to catch more fish.

hosted by our tackle tart Simon Drieu,with help from S.M. & others.

MEET AT GLENCOE 10.30am SUNDAY 22nd FEB. non members welcome.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sinkers 29th Annual Meal

Last night saw the clubs 29th annual meal/prize giving held at the Shakespeare Hotel. The meal was stunning as ever and the service second to none, a big thank you was given to Marcus Troy and his staff for a great evening.

With all the trophies laid out the awards were read out by Mark Gallichan, who as ever adds his wit and twists and everyone gets a mention.

2008 was a good year for the club, we had our best turn out for the bass festival ever and our membership is growing and growing. It was also a good year fishing wise, with club records, Jersey records and CI records being broken by club members.
There were two new trophies this year, lure caught bass from boat and shore. Bob Jameson won the boat one with a lovely bass of 9lb 8oz.

Richard Le Blond won the shore one with another fine bass of 9lb 7oz caught on a surface plug.

Here are some more members recieving their awards, starting off with Graham Le Gresley, who since his release from prison has become an outstanding angler for his age, he is in his early 90's now (he worked as a prison warden for decades by the way!)

Daniel Ferguson with more trophies than hair on his chest, well done young man, you are becoming a very good angler.

Ladies champion Ann Thompson, well done Ann, watch out though as we have more and more female members joining all the time, the preasure is on for next year.

Artur our favourite Polish angler recieves his throphy for best conger (just before the alcohol kicks in!!)

The boy Mullins makes his dad proud again, reciving his trophies from Danny Le Merrer

And finally this years club champion is Jason Touzel, who had an awesome years fishing with some stunning fish including specimen Blond Ray, Cod, Red Mullet and Sole. Jason is testemony that if you put the hours in that there are some amazing fish to be caught around our shores, that or the fact he has recently become a father and feels the need to be out the house more, joking of course Jason, well done mate.

Finally I must thank Simon Drieu for auctioning off the sample polo shirts and a rugby shirt at the meal, he managed to raise £135 for club funds, and a big thank you to all the members that joined in the fun and bidded for the clothing. £35 for a polo shirt!! Bet you regret it this morning!! Good sports the lot of you, we have a good club and good members.
We all did get a little drunk and althougth it was just high spirits we did get a bit crazy towards the end, with Arthur getting a free taxi home via the hospital with a little too much alcohol flowing through his veins. I do hope sicerley that he is ok and I hope we did not spoil our great relationship we have with Marcus and the Shakespeare, I do think we need to tame it a little next year and keep Arthur under control. I appologise now for anyone that was shocked by the ammount of drinking that was done. I think this picture of Arthur kind of says it all, let this be a warning to all you younger members, alcohol should be consumed sensibly and enjoyed.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Sinkers members did well at the recent pout rout organised by mrFish,Steve Mullins came out top with 36,Chris Steel was close behind with 30.Over 100 pout were caught in really crap weather, so well done to all who came out especially our juniors & ladies,Nichola Ward in particular who managed 7 pout.Bonuses of the night went to Scot Johnston with a club weigher rockling of 1.6lb & that jammy git Steve Mullins
who had a pound & half lobster.
Next event is a rig tying & explanation teach in to be held at Glenco auction room at st Lawrence on sunday 22nd feb 10.30 am.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

club clothing

Sinkers are in the process of getting some tops done with the new club logo on,
they will cost £10 for the polo shirt & £15 for the rugby shirt.Please let Steve Mullins or Mick Ward know if you would like one, they can be seen at Mr Fish.