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  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley on Our Joe-L (Paignton, Devon)

    Dec 2018 by Shaun Pedley

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    2018 Fishing Report from Shaun Pedley, OUR JOE-L . . . Well, where to start?

    The first full year for me as a Full Time Charter Skipper, running the Our Joe-L and organising the Fishing Holidays with my family.

    The Fishing.
    I'm not going to lie here, at times it has been slow throughout 2018 but I'm confident I made the most of the different year we've had on the wrecks. The hottest water temperature for a long time saw the Black Bream arrive in numbers towards the end of the year! The Lads who have been sharking have seen big numbers too and we've also spotted Tuna jumping on more than one occasion. Now, back to our fishing.
    I started the year mainly drifting on the wrecks, seeing some nice Pollock caught offshore and the occasional Cod. We fished a Plaice Festival on a weekend in April and had a number of catches weighed in. Not quite a match for the local Skerries Bank residents that produced some nice fish, though I've been working on that throughout the Summer and we will be back in 2019 for the comp!

    We had a good time in May & June fishing inshore on the wrecks. On most days we caught more fish inshore than when we pushed offshore, so knowing the inshore marks was key for the beginning of the Summer! The Skerries Bank had also started to pick up, with the number of Plaice and Turbot caught rising all the time. Whilst on the lookout for some new spots, we had a couple of fish other than the usual Pollock and Cod with Coalfish, John Dory, Red Gurnard, Tub Gurnard and Bass! One to remember for another time then!

    With a couple of Black Bream caught early in July, I had a feeling we were in for a good year on them. We had a fishing holiday in August who wanted to target them specifically, so off we went on the hunt to follow up Dad's reputation of catching lots of Bream! On day one we caught none - what a start, time for a rethink! We tried some different baits and I picked a wreck that I had my eye on all year. Bang! A number of decent sized catches in a couple of hours, the biggest up to 4lb7oz. Kevin won't let me forget that one in a hurry! With everyone aboard happy with their catches and the best of the Bream tide gone, I decided to use the remaining time of target Cod. Same wreck, but a different strategy of drifting on baits and lures. A few catches around the 6-8 lb mark to round off the day. The rest of the week was much the same on the reefs and wrecks.

    Moving on to August which was a cracking month for Conger! A couple of specific Conger Charters from our regular guys who fish for the British Conger Club (BCC) and many competitions, On the day it was Essex Boys vs Devon Boys! Being a Devon Boy myself it was hard not to be one sided, although the Essex Boys smashed it! Catching a 66lb half way through the day was enough to win a BCC Silver medal, what a result! Our eldest fisherman proved to be the wisest too, as he spent more time hooked onto an Eel than off! We quickly lost count on the number of catches and a shame the weather called off the next day. We had planned an experimental day having fished well the day before, but that is mother nature for you!

    In September we fished in the annual Torbay Fishing Festival. The usual crowd booked our hotel and fished with us for all 9 days. The usual target for us was Conger and Bream and when tide wasn’t favourable, Pollock and Ling. I'm proud to say we won trophies on all 4 species over 100%, narrowly missing out on top boat by 1 fish. After winning 8 prizes in total, it was a pleasure to see our fishermen at the prize giving.

    The Dartmouth Fishing festival
    Unlike the rest of 2018 the weather was not playing ball and we called off day 1. Day 2 made anchoring up on the wrecks a no go, Pollock it was then! With only 3 guys fishing they all caught a dozen Good Pollock each and all weighed in there best. Biggest Pollock on Day 2 was ours at 15lb. Day3 Saw again similar conditions but we all agreed on a strategy to catch one Eel big enough. Knowing nobody else would have anchored up in this weather that would be all we needed for a winner. It took all morning drifting over the wreck having a nice sport of bass fishing to wait until the conditions were as good as they could be. 3 re anchors and an hour later the short rods came out and heavy leads went over the side, right on the sweet spot. I said to the lads that we won't be here long in these changing conditions so best baits and sharp hooks on please! With 4 caught in half an hour and one big enough to take for the weigh in we picked up the anchor and headed for home. Enough of that. Well we did get beaten for the Pollock on day 3 but Paul managed to walk away with a nice new Conger rod and a trophy for the best Conger of the weekend. Job Done.

    The Boat was safely out of the Water the next day for a good winter refit and will soon be ready for 2019. I’ve heard the lads are having a nice spot of Cod and whiting inshore and the winter Pollock are starting to show in sizes. This is a really good sign for next year already.

    Shaun Pedley
    Our Joe-L

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Our Joe-L
    Sat 27/04/2019 9 Hours £50.00pp
    Dartmouth Plaice Festival 2019 One Day or Weekend Deals available aboard Our Joe-L Bait and Tackle available at extra costs.
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    Sun 28/04/2019 9 Hours £50.00pp
    Dartmouth Plaice Festival 2019 One Day or Weekend Deals available aboard Our Joe-L Bait and Tackle available at extra costs.
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    Mon 27/05/2019 £60.00pp
    Whitsun Week Fishing Holiday Comp. A Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for anybody to join but everybody is fishing for a couple of prizes at no extra cost this week. (Best Fish of the week & Most Specimen Fish in the week) Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Tue 28/05/2019 £60.00pp
    Whitsun Week Fishing Holiday Comp. A Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for anybody to join but everybody is fishing for a couple of prizes at no extra cost this week. (Best Fish of the week & Most Specimen Fish in the week) Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Wed 29/05/2019 £60.00pp
    Whitsun Week Fishing Holiday Comp. A Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for anybody to join but everybody is fishing for a couple of prizes at no extra cost this week. (Best Fish of the week & Most Specimen Fish in the week) Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Thu 30/05/2019 £60.00pp
    Whitsun Week Fishing Holiday Comp. A Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for anybody to join but everybody is fishing for a couple of prizes at no extra cost this week. (Best Fish of the week & Most Specimen Fish in the week) Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Fri 31/05/2019 £60.00pp
    Whitsun Week Fishing Holiday Comp. A Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for anybody to join but everybody is fishing for a couple of prizes at no extra cost this week. (Best Fish of the week & Most Specimen Fish in the week) Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Mon 08/07/2019 £60.00pp
    Devon Sea Fishing Holiday 5 Days of Fishing the English Channel Hot Spots, 6 nights B&B included. Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Tue 09/07/2019 £60.00pp
    Devon Sea Fishing Holiday 5 Days of Fishing the English Channel Hot Spots, 6 nights B&B included. Individual Days Fishing Available
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    Wed 10/07/2019 £60.00pp
    Devon Sea Fishing Holiday 5 Days of Fishing the English Channel Hot Spots, 6 nights B&B included. Individual Days Fishing Available
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  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Pete Rose on Sea Urchin IIl (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    Dec 2018 by Pete Rose

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    Christmas holiday trip 28th December come and try your new toys .

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Sea Urchin IIl
    Sat 15/12/2018 10 Spaces 9 Hours
    2 mark
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    Sun 16/12/2018 9 Spaces 9 Hours
    3 tom dean
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    Fri 28/12/2018 7 Spaces 8 Hours
    1 m fisher 2 a larkin 1 paul 1 I kellock
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    Sat 12/01/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours
    2 callum franks
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    Sat 16/02/2019 10 Spaces 8 Hours
    2 ade Smethurst
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    Wed 26/06/2019 11 Spaces 10 Hours
    1 paul
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    Sun 07/07/2019 6 Spaces 10 Hours
    6 g townend
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  • 08/12/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    8 Dec 2018 by Rich Ward

    Report on-board Shy-Torque III

    Morning lads and lasses,

    Not been for a while now what with the crappy weather we've been getting, so not much to report on really. However, looking at the predicted weather forecasts from the start of next week, it's looking like we might just get away a couple of days (if predictions don't change!!) When we have been getting away it's been fishing fairly well both inshore at anchor and also the offshore marks too.

    Days next week with room are listed here :-

    Tuesday 11th. Room for 2.
    Wednesday 12th. Room for 6.
    Friday 14th. Room for 7.

    Individuals always welcome.

    We will, as always, be sailing right through the winter period. The boat will be out of the water for general maintenance for just one week sometime in January or February, so if you fancy a run off with us any time just drop me a line. Remember, the winter cod fishing here at Whitby can be as good, if not sometimes better than the summer months so keep an eye on the calendar and weather windows and we'll do our best to get you a days sport sometime. I'll sail if there are only 3 people booked. You don't need to be a full boat booking.

    Cheers for now and keep the lines tight where ever you fish!

    Rich.
    07733 233352
    01947 603472
    richardward384@yahoo.co.uk
    www.shytorqueseaangling.com

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Shy-Torque III
    Thu 13/12/2018 10 Spaces 10 Hours
    Empty boat. Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide !! Will sail with just 3 anglers.
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    Fri 14/12/2018 10 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide !! Will sail with just 3 anglers.
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    Mon 17/12/2018 2 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 2 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide !! Steven Maher 1. Dave Coulson 1. Olegs 1. Gordon Yates 1. Chris Zapatski 4.
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    Tue 18/12/2018 9 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide !! Will sail with just 3 anglers. Steven Maher 1.
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    Wed 19/12/2018 9 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide !! Will sail with just 3 anglers. Steven Maher 1.
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    Sun 23/12/2018 4 Spaces 9 Hours
    Our Dave. Uptiding trip. Room for 4 anglers. Individuals very welcome.
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    Fri 28/12/2018 8 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 8 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Paul Boston 2.
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    Thu 03/01/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide! Simon Blenkin 7.
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    Sat 19/01/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide! John Kelly 5. Alan Greenwood 2.
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    Sat 09/02/2019 7 Spaces 10 Hours
    Room for 7 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Good tide! Richard Hirst 3.
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  • 07/12/2018 Fishing Report by Colin Penny on Flamer IV (Weymouth, Dorset)

    7 Dec 2018 by Colin Penny

    Report on-board Flamer IV

    Hi, in December and January and during the Christmas and New Year holiday period there will be trips available targetting Whiting,Cod,Pollack etc,
    Reef/Bank trips for Whiting/Cod/Rays etc - December 27th,28th,31st, January 2nd,3rd,4th,5th,
    December 29th - Winter Whiting and Cod Competition, December 30th - Winter Species Competition.
    Wreck Trips for Pollack - January 18th and 19th ,
    Check out my web site calander page for availability.
    There is now an Itinerary of trips for 2019 on all my web sites, take a LOOK, the itinerary is not set in stone so I may be able to change it to suit your needs subject to the tides.
    As well as our single day trips we cater for groups and individuals wanting to take a multi - day angling holiday.
    DON'T MISS OUT - Contact me a.s.a.p on 07968 972736
    LOOK - at my Website www.flamer4fishing.co.uk for places/trips available, latest catches and lots of information.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Flamer IV
    Sat 29/12/2018 1 Space 8 Hours £55.00pp
    Winter Whiting and Cod Competition, Trophies and Prizes to be won, £10 entry fee,
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    Sun 30/12/2018 1 Space 8 Hours £55.00pp
    Winter Reef/Bank/Species Competition Trip for Whiting, Cod, Rays etc Prizes/Trophies to be won, £10 entry fee, (must have own tackle,
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    Sun 06/01/2019
    Flamer IV Fish of the Month 2018 Winners Competition,
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    Fri 18/01/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours £75.00pp
    Wreck Trip for Pollack,must have own tackle,
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    Sat 19/01/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours £75.00pp
    Wreck Trip for Pollack,must have own tackle,
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    Mon 25/02/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours £75.00pp
    Flamer IV Pollack Competition Wreck Trip, Prizes and Trophies to be won ,£10 entry fee includes some ,must have own tackle,
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    Sun 03/03/2019 4 Spaces 10 Hours £75.00pp
    Wreck Trip for Pollack,Ling etc, (must have own tackle)
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    Fri 08/03/2019 4 Spaces 10 Hours £75.00pp
    Weymouth Pollack Competition, Prize Money and Trophies to be won, Entry fee £10 per angler,(must have own tackle)
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    Sun 10/03/2019 6 Spaces 9 Hours £55.00pp
    Reef/Bank Trip for Rays,Spurs,Turbot,(8 to 9 hour trip)
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    Sat 23/03/2019 4 Spaces 9 Hours £55.00pp
    Flamer IV Champion of Champions Singles Competition,Based of fishing for Big Fish ie Rays,Spurs,Turbot etc,Prizes and Trophies to be won,£10 entry fee, (open to previos winners/runner ups of any competition held on Flamer),
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  • 06/12/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    6 Dec 2018 by Rich Cope

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    We snook a day in yesterday, with a gap in the weather here at Whitby.

    The lads Absolutely smashed it and had an awesome day boating well over 100 cod between the 4 of them, many sized fish returned to fight another day.

    Unwashed squid, black lug and cart wings doing the damage, all available on request.

    If youre interested in a trip with me on Mistress here at Whitby give me a call on 07977 436903, prices start at £45 for 9 hours.

    Tight lines Rich

    Pictured are the lads with a few of their fish

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  • 04/12/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins on Mistress Linda (Poole, Dorset)

    4 Dec 2018 by Philip Higgins

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    After a week of gales yesterday offered a weather window, the day was always going to be difficult as it was a very good friends funeral which at the appropriate time a 2 minute silence was observed for him. The bites started immediately and carried on all day even through the hardest part of the tide with plenty of Whiting, Dogfish, Pout and more Congers. The sea was remarkable calm after all the weather we have had and it was lovely and warm a real pleasure to be out there. As the tide eased we landed 2 lovely Bass falling to Kim and Wayne and the Whiting size increased. Again the next few days are a washout but keep looking at the weather and as soon as it calms down I will be going I have spaces most days so if you fancy a trip please call and I will do my best to get you out on the day of your choice.
    Tight Lines

    Philip Higgins

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Mistress Linda
    Wed 19/12/2018 7 Spaces 8 Hours
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    Thu 20/12/2018 3 Spaces 8 Hours
    General inshore winter fish.
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    Fri 21/12/2018 3 Spaces 8 Hours
    Whiting and Cod
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    Sun 23/12/2018 7 Spaces 9 Hours £50.00pp
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    Thu 27/12/2018 4 Spaces 8 Hours
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    Fri 28/12/2018 4 Spaces 8 Hours
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  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith on Bad Boyz IV (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    Dec 2018 by Aaron Smith

    Report on-board Bad Boyz IV

    Update 4.12.18

    Today brings us to the end of another week on the mighty Mersey. The fishing as a whole is going very steady with a constant run of Cod, Ray's and quality Whiting.

    Our best day ended on 25 Cod, another few good days were 15-20 cod to size. There are plenty of 1lb size cod in the river which is a great sign for years to come. The majority of keepable cod are ranging 2-4lb with the largest to the boat of 6lb 6oz.

    When the Cod have been a bit picky we have fallen back into the shallow waters up river to target ray's, these are still being pretty dominant on squid baits and an average size of 4-6lb, best of the week 11lb 1oz.

    When we refer to quality whiting, we refer to the clunker 2lb+ fish that our side of the coast Selden see, however the vast area of the Mersey attracts these fine eating fish.

    Remaining Dates 2018 -

    Wednesday 12th - Boat available/10spaces 0230 start

    Thursday 13th - 0330 5 spaces

    Tuesday 18th - 0800 7 spaces

    Tight lines, Aaron.
    Tel - 07966061598

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Bad Boyz IV
    Thu 13/12/2018 4 Spaces 9 Hours £40.00pp
    Liverpool Merseyside, Cod and ray's 4 spaces 0330am start.
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    Tue 18/12/2018 4 Spaces 9 Hours £40.00pp
    Liverpool Merseyside, Cod and ray's 0830
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  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Trevor Crawley on Girl Mandy (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    Dec 2018 by Trevor Crawley

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    Hi folks still plenty of whiting dogs and the odd skate plus a odd codling only time will tell if they come this year we have spaces sat 15th december if you want to get out before christmas also a few spaces on the 29th december either email or give us a ring cheers

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Girl Mandy
    Sat 15/12/2018 8 Spaces 10 Hours
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    Sat 29/12/2018
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  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Trevor Crawley on Girl Mandy (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    Dec 2018 by Trevor Crawley

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    Hi folks still plenty of whiting dogs and the odd skate plus a odd codling only time will tell if they come this year we have spaces sat 15th december if you want to get out before christmas also a few spaces on the 29th december either email or give us a ring cheers

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Girl Mandy
    Sat 15/12/2018 8 Spaces 10 Hours
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  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Roy Smith on FairWay AQUA STAR (Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey)

    Dec 2018 by Roy Smith

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    Hi still plenty of fish about in December spurdogs whiting codling pollack and coalfish. We fish all year if weather ok at very competitive rates. Ring for details cheers Roy

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