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Offline zhivago

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #930 on: September 23, 2021, 09:44:42 am »
Looks absolutely amazing @Giles!!
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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #931 on: September 25, 2021, 11:21:22 am »
I'm back home.  What an amazing trip, it was so much more than I imagined it would be.  We got up at about 03:30 most mornings and commercially fished for the cooperative until about 08:00.  No other westerners have ever done this, so we felt very privileged and included.  There are only 2 boats licenced for just 2 fishermen each, for sports fishing in the whole region, so again, we felt really special that we have managed to secure a spot.  We had no idea it was this hard to fish here until halfway through the holiday, when we asked Moha, our guide if we could bring a bunch of people next year.  I went, wanting to catch a Blue Fin Tuna, that was all I wanted to do.  I ended up catching 6 or 7 (we were so tired, we lost count!) up to 70kg, so I well and truly ticked that box.  The people were delightful, one example; we tipped the guy who drove our boat €50 at the end of the week, and I had to have a major argument to make him accept it,  in the end, I stuffed it in a pocket and walked way...

We will definitely be back.  And we will both be so much better prepared next time around...
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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #932 on: September 25, 2021, 12:17:45 pm »
Awesome!


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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #933 on: September 25, 2021, 01:03:09 pm »
Really an amazing trip. Cant imagine fighting one of those 70 pounders for 45 minutes.
National Geographic level trip Giles 8)

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #934 on: September 25, 2021, 01:07:59 pm »
70kg not 70lbs.....Which is 155lbs  :) :) :)
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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #935 on: September 25, 2021, 02:26:53 pm »
oops---my bad.
so more than double obviously.
so basically man sized fish :D

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #936 on: September 25, 2021, 02:37:03 pm »
What a great memory to have and to share!  One of these days when you slow down  :D, I expect to see a book on your life.

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #937 on: September 25, 2021, 02:39:32 pm »
Forgot to ask, does this fit in with your Physio??

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #938 on: September 25, 2021, 02:41:35 pm »
What, like, should I be doing it?
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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #939 on: September 25, 2021, 02:49:39 pm »
I guess the question is: Are you in better shape after wrestling 40-70kg tuna or doing the prescribed physio exercises?

Would be a great conversation to overhear with your physiotherapist.

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #940 on: September 25, 2021, 03:17:14 pm »
I think I am in better condition.  I got a shit load of exercise and ate very well - mostly fish :p-)

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But I pushed my body to the limit (and a bit further at times) and had very little sleep, Well I grabbed a rests whenever I could....

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And I am still totally knackered, I got up at 03:30 yesterday morning and having a 15 hour door to door journey did not help.  The best bit about the journey was the taxi drive from the Medina in Tangiers to the airport, Tangiers is on curfew from 21:00 - 05:00, so we had the rods effectively to ourselves....

My hip did not play up once, so I think it was good for me.  I see the physio Tues - probably for a bollocking  :)
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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #941 on: September 26, 2021, 02:56:50 am »
@Giles , This is an excellent expedition and story. Thanks for sharing. When i was young we had a boat and would go out from Sea Isle City, NJ. a couple miles out. We never came back with anything similar, but had a boatload of flounder, bluefish and weak fish, and an occasional shark.

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #942 on: September 27, 2021, 12:45:59 pm »
Szymon and I had the privilege of sharing our week in Morocco with Sami Ghandour, a noted topwater fisherman and brilliant photographer......

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #943 on: September 27, 2021, 01:08:11 pm »
Very, very cool!   8)

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Re: Catch of the day [Fishing]
« Reply #944 on: September 27, 2021, 03:47:57 pm »
This pictures are brilliant!  Thanks for sharing this trip with us, G.  I almost feel like I don't need a vacation anymore :D
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