Latest Fishing Reports: United Kingdom

  • 12/04/2019 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on PLAN B (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)

    12 Apr 2019 by Ray Martin

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    Loads of Thornback Rays now in river and first hounds now starting to show.
    Weather is improving :)

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  • 12/04/2019 Fishing Report by Shaun Pedley on Our Joe-L (Paignton, Devon)

    12 Apr 2019 by Shaun Pedley

    Report on-board Our Joe-L

    That’s the first Devon Sea Fishing Holiday for 2019 hosted here in Paignton for us now finished. We had 4 anglers plus a few extras individuals that came wrecking during the 5 days fishing aboard Our Joe-L .


    MONDAY - We headed down the Ray Pits trying new marks out and on the famous Skerries Bank. With nice weather but cloudy water, we struggled for fresh bait on feathers so decided to head out with what we had out of the freezer only. Using smaller hooks down to a 1/0 due to the lack of bait and a decent tide, we produced Blonde Rays up to 19 1/2lb and a couple of decent Plaice on a slack water drift.

    TUESDAY - Mid Channel Wreck Fishing
    We fished two small wrecks and one large wreck on a big but dropping flood tide throughout the morning and the start of the ebb in the afternoon. We produced some double figure Pollock along with plenty of smaller ones, a couple of Whiting on baits and a Tub Gurnard fell to Roy who had just taken a likening to the flavour of these fish only weeks ago, so he was well chuffed!

    WEDNESDAY - Rough Ground/ Reef Fishing
    We fished a couple of patches on the Rough Ground which was brilliant sport but nothing of notable size. Malcolm Wright of Colchester Sea Anglers did manage a club record Cuckoo Wrasse of 13oz. These marks produced Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Pollock, Dogfish, Red Gurnard and Dogfish.

    THURSDAY - Inshore Wreck Fishing
    We started off within 10NM off the South Coast on one of my favourite inshore wrecks from 2018. We had a 10-15knt East wind over a dropping flood tide - my top condition for this wreck in 2018. Seven lads produced a decent stamp of Pollock up to 12 1/2lb, filling the boxes up. When the tide allowed, Dan was practising the art of Slow Pitch Jigging with Master craft jigs. It certainly had the attention of the lads who hadn’t seen this style before! We also had the first Cod of the year falling to Peter from New Zealand who had never fished in UK waters before. Fishing on our Shakespeare Rod and Penn warfare 20 Reel. The Cod weighed 6lb.

    Friday - Mid Channel Wreck Fishing
    With the Weekend’s conger comp looking to be postponed to later on in the year, I decided to run a longer day to make up for it. Again we had seven lads aboard and six of them had planned to fish my weekend eel comp. We started off heading out into a flat calm Torbay thinking if we can get out, this forecasted Easterly won’t affect us at all! After 10 mins I could see the wind over the surface and knew it would change my plan of heading East. A slight change of heading is all you need in OUR JOE-L like many fast charter boats. We were soon out over 35 miles fishing in a forecast Easterly wind (for the 3rd time this week) over a small flood tide. We caught a steady amount of Pollock up to 6 or 7 lb on the first 3 wrecks it took us until the forth to find the bigger fish for the day, with half a dozen or so going into double figures again, but nothing over 11lb. We had boxes of bigger fish than inshore wrecking the previous day, but not as many fish over all.

    It was great to see that such a range of lures catching on the wrecks but the top lure once again is the Sidewinder Sandeels 4 and 6 inch and the super real Skerries Eels Sidewinder

    Species count for the Week -13
    Pollock
    Cod
    Whiting
    Tub Gurnerd
    Red Gernerd
    Cuckoo Wrasse
    Blond Ray
    Plaice
    Dogfish
    Pouting
    Spur Dog
    Launce (Caught as Bait)
    Mackerel


    With the forecast looking ‘marginal at best’ all week, we managed to beat it and headed to sea every day and it was much better than expected. That really is the beauty of these Fishing Holidays - staying at @Parkholm Hotel, 5 mins away from the harbour, you might as well try it in the morning and often you’ll be surprised to get a full day if fishing in! This compared to what we have all experienced in the past - you guys booking a day of fishing then its cancelled the night before thinking it will save you a long early morning journey to the harbour for nothing, only for it to turn out lovely the next day!

    The next Devon Sea Fishing Holiday still has limited spaces, arriving on Sunday 26th May for an option of 4 or 5 days fishing. This is Whitsun Week fishing for ‘The Whitsun Annual Trophy’ for best fish and a shield for the most species caught in the week. Last year both won respectively by a pollock of 16lb and 11 species.

    Shaun Pedley
    OUR JOE-L Charters and Fishing Holidays

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Our Joe-L
    Sat 27/04/2019 6 Spaces 9 Hours £50.00pp
    Dartmouth Plaice Festival Weekend Deal with Accommodation 2 Days Fishing 3 Nights Accommodation inc Breakfast and Lunch £205 + Comp Entry Weekend and individual day prices available for this weekend.
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    Sun 28/04/2019 6 Spaces 9 Hours £50.00pp
    Dartmouth Plaice Festival Weekend Deal with Accommodation 2 Days Fishing 3 Nights Accommodation inc Breakfast and Lunch £205 + Comp Entry Weekend and individual day prices available for this weekend.
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    Tue 30/04/2019 10 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
    Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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    Sun 12/05/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours £70.00pp
    MID CHANNEL/DEEP SEA WRECKING Drifting on Small Tides Lure, Bait, Live Bait & Slow Pitch Jigging 0800-1600 3 Spaces Available
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    Tue 14/05/2019 9 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
    Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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    Sat 18/05/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £55.00pp
    SKERRIES BANK RAY FISHING Targeting Blondes and Small Eyed, maybe Plaice at slack water £55 per person 0900-1700
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    Sun 19/05/2019 10 Spaces 8 Hours £65.00pp
    Wrecking for Bass Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs targeting Bass mainly along with other wreck fish. 8 hours 0900-1700
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    Tue 21/05/2019 10 Spaces 9 Hours £60.00pp
    Mid Channel Tuesday (15% off) Drifting on lures, Live Baits and Jigs for Cod, Pollock, Ling Etc 9 hours 0800-1700
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    Fri 24/05/2019 8 Spaces 18 Hours £135.00pp
    HURD DEEP 18hour Trip 0400 - 2200 from Paignton Harbour Fishing the Drift in up to 180m of water. £135pp (£205 inc B&B)
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    Mon 27/05/2019 6 Spaces 40 Hours £515.00pp
    DEVON SEA FISHING HOLIDAY 5 Days of Fishing Mid Channel/ Deep Sea Wrecks, Reefs, Skerries Bank Etc. up to 6 nights B&B included. Whitsun Fishing Comp 6 SPACES AVAILABLE
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  • 11/04/2019 Fishing Report by Paul Kilpatrick on Sea Otter 2 (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    11 Apr 2019 by Paul Kilpatrick

    Report on-board Sea Otter 2

    The weather here at Whitby with the east winds isn’t good at the moment our last day at sea was Thursday another day uptiding the lads managed around 40 cod for day nothing massive best fish around the 6 lb mark very big tides this next week ideal for the uptiding on the cod and with £1000 up for grabs in the WCSA spring festival it’s all to play for tel 07748705695.

    Cheers Paul

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Sea Otter 2
    Mon 22/04/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours £50.00pp
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  • 10/04/2019 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way 2 (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    10 Apr 2019 by Gethyn Owen

    Report on-board My Way 2

    Weds 10th for our first trip of 2019 from Holyhead. Despite a bitterly cold east wind we had a good mixed bag inshore and spurdogs making an appearance in Holyhead Deep.
    Today we were also joined by Laura from Wobby Shark Savers with a plan to tag and release all the spurs caught to assist in various scientific studies. Fortunately the first spurdog fell to Marine Biology student Portia Harris, who was keen to take part in this tagging exercise.

    The exercise involves measuring and weighing of the spurdogs in the hope of recapture and then new information on their travels and growth. Advice is given out on the correct handling of sharks if landed, with the supporting of the tail and stomach for weighing and photographs etc.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD My Way 2
    Mon 29/04/2019 7 Spaces 9 Hours £45.00pp
    General Fishing + Deeps + spurs & conger Anchor & Drift
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    Fri 17/05/2019 6 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
    General Fishing + spurs & conger + smoothhounds Anchor & Drift
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    Sun 19/05/2019 2 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
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    Mon 20/05/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
    General Fishing + spurs & conger + smoothhounds Anchor & Drift
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    Mon 27/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Tue 28/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Wed 29/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Thu 30/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Wed 05/06/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
    General Fishing + smoothhound Anchor & Drift
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    Mon 10/06/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
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  • 04/2019 Fishing Report by Sam Cumming on Silver Spray (Poole, Dorset)

    Apr 2019 by Sam Cumming

    Report on-board Silver Spray

    Our patience in March was rewarded with a week’s worth of good weather to round the month off, and on a nice neap tide no less! It seems like the weather makes a mess of those smaller tides so often these days so it’s nice to get one in. We were treated to 5 straight days of flat calm seas and good fishing. Most days were spent on the wrecks making targetting the big spring pollack with an hour or two spent at anchor on the way in to do some filleting and target the spurdogs and blonde rays. We have been doing well on the regular wrecks for this time of year averaging 30 fish or so a day, still plenty of double figure fish to help boost that personal best. Yesterday we managed the first cod of the year, hopefully the first of many. We used one of the smallest tides of the year to explore some new wrecks with positive results and look forward to getting out there again soon. On the banks the fishing is still nonstop with all different types of rays showing up along with spurs, congers, huss and some early tope. As an angler I love these types of trips at anchor due to the variety of species but it seems this year they have proved harder trips to fill than the long distance wreck stuff. Inshore the spell of warm weather has started to heat the waters back up and we have seen the arrival of the first bream slightly earlier than usual. We are used to seeing the smaller fish arrive first but were pleasantly surprised with half a dozen fish over 2lb in our first session. Elsewhere we have been getting tucked into some decent plaice up to 4lb, hard fighting on the lighter tackle. The turbot are plentiful but nothing monstrous yet so fingers crossed for later in the month. Plenty of spaces for bream fishing over the coming weeks as well as the first of the cod trips.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Silver Spray
    Sun 21/04/2019 8 Spaces
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    Mon 22/04/2019 10 Spaces
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    Wed 24/04/2019 8 Spaces
    turbot brill and plaice - £65
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    Thu 25/04/2019 6 Spaces
    wreck fishing for cod pollock and ling - £75 6 spaces
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    Fri 26/04/2019 4 Spaces
    turbot brill and plaice - £65 4 spaces
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    Wed 01/05/2019 8 Spaces
    wreck fishing for cod pollock and ling - £75 8 spaces
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    Fri 03/05/2019 9 Spaces
    turbot brill and plaice - £65 9 spaces Evening bream trip - £35 including bait and rods
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    Sat 04/05/2019 10 Spaces
    bream fishing - £55 10 spaces
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    Sun 05/05/2019 7 Spaces
    bream fishing - £55 7 spaces
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    Mon 06/05/2019 10 Spaces £65.00pp
    bass fishing with tope over the slack - £65 10 spaces
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  • 04/2019 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way 2 (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)

    Apr 2019 by Gethyn Owen

    Report on-board My Way 2

    Many great days afloat this week, good mixed bag of fish at anchor and drifting. We also continued with our tagging exercise with Wobby Shark Savers, penty of spurdogs weighed, tagged and released and another 30 plus released without tagging so not to keep them on the deck for too long waiting.

    Belle of the ball was Keith Heaton plenty of spurs to his credit and best a new personal best at whopping 20lb 13oz.

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD My Way 2
    Mon 29/04/2019 7 Spaces 9 Hours £45.00pp
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    Fri 17/05/2019 6 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
    General Fishing + spurs & conger + smoothhounds Anchor & Drift
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    Sun 19/05/2019 2 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
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    Mon 20/05/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
    General Fishing + spurs & conger + smoothhounds Anchor & Drift
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    Mon 27/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Tue 28/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Wed 29/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Thu 30/05/2019 £45.00pp
    Smoothhound Challenge Catch the heaviest smoothhound of the day and win a brand new rod & reel 8am sail / 8hrs 5pm sail / 4 hrs Peeler crab available on request
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    Wed 05/06/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
    General Fishing + smoothhound Anchor & Drift
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    Mon 10/06/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £40.00pp
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  • 13/04/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope on Mistress (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    13 Apr 2019 by Rich Cope

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    We managed to sneak a day in yesterday here at whitby, certainly not an easy day, with easterly motion and neap tides combined with mucky water inshore.

    Earlier reports in the week from other boats that travelled offshore to wrecks were not encouraging so we stayed inshore uptiding again.

    The Lads fished steadily all day catching a few fish each time we stopped, we managed around 30 codlings for the day all on worm and squid. Most fish were 2lb-4lb.

    The weather looks unsettled for the next few days but we have plenty of availability coming up.

    If you're interested in a trip with me give a call or text on 07977 436903
    Tight lines Rich

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Mistress
    Mon 22/04/2019 9 Spaces 10 Hours
    5.4m tide 9 places available
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    Fri 26/04/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours
    4.5m tide, 8 places available
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    Sun 05/05/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours £50.00pp
    5.4m tide. 8 places available
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    Wed 15/05/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours £50.00pp
    3 places available
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    Mon 20/05/2019 7 Spaces 10 Hours £50.00pp
    5.6m tide. 7 places available
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    Sun 23/06/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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  • 08/04/2019 Fishing Report by Jason Parrott on Lady Ann (Ramsgate, Kent)

    8 Apr 2019 by Jason Parrott

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    The usual suspects aboard Lady Ann of Ramsgate. Skate, skate and more skate but 1 small Spurdog which we kept as gut hooked and wouldnt of survived. Weather played ball in the end. Now taking bookings for April/May message Dawn on 07854772314 or me on 07966273650.

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  • 12/04/2019 Fishing Report by DEREK ANDERSON on Oceanic & Sagittarius (Eyemouth, Scottish Borders)

    12 Apr 2019 by DEREK ANDERSON

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    Well no fishing this weekend 13th/14th as Easterly winds are here again we have spaces Easter19th to 21st cheers

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Oceanic & Sagittarius
    Sun 21/04/2019 24 Spaces 6 Hours £35.00pp
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  • 11/04/2019 Fishing Report by Pete Rose on Sea Urchin IIl (Whitby, North Yorkshire)

    11 Apr 2019 by Pete Rose

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    DAY OUT YESTERDAY 11TH APRIL .GOT LET DOWN BY 4 ANGLERS WHO RANG THE NIGHT BEFORE DESPERATE TO GO .CALLED OWEN IF ANYONE ELSE GETS A BOOKING OFF HIM GET A DEPOSIT SO WENT OUT WITH 3 WHO TRAVELLED FROM CUMBRIA .AFTER ALL THE WIND AND ROUGH SEAS WE HAD WE WENT UPTIDING WHICH WASNT EASY BUT THE LADS FISHED ALL DAY ENDING UP WITH 17 TAKERS OF AROUND THE 2TO 3 POUND MARK AND A FEW THROW BACKS .THE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH £1000 FIRST PRIZE UP FOR GRABS .SPACES NOW AVAILABLE DUE TO LATE CANCELLATIONS .

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    UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL SPACES ONBOARD Sea Urchin IIl
    Sun 21/04/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours
    FESTIVAL 1 MARK STONES. 5 g duke 3 hubert
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    Mon 22/04/2019 2 Spaces 10 Hours
    FESTIVAL 4 tahir 1 j. holder 3 janaid 2 m oldfield
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    Tue 23/04/2019 9 Spaces 10 Hours
    FESTIVAL 3 r cavoner
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    FESTIVAL 2 dave 1 ken 1 henry
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    FESTIVAL 1 shamik 1 I kellock 2 p stone 1 t. barrett 3 ivan daley
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    FESTIVAL 1 john ditchfield 3 a yeats 4 shamik 1 m.tell
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    Sun 28/04/2019 2 Spaces 10 Hours
    FESTIVAL 2 l. Maddison 2 gytis 6 Marcus
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    Sat 04/05/2019 6 Spaces 10 Hours
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