2012 Fishing Round Up

This year I aimed to catch 17 different sea dwelling species. This could have been from any form of rod fishing (fly, bait, spinning, plugging etc).

My other targets was and edible size Bass, increase 4 of my records from the previous year and catch a total of 17 or more species.

I managed to catch a bass big enough for the plate, Increased 2 of my species previous personal records. I also caught exactly 17 species this year. I caught a bundle of new species for me too. The list is below:

1. 5-Bearded Rockling (Hythe 11/02/2012) *New Species
2. Dab (Hythe 11/02/2012)
3. Whiting (Hythe 11/02/2012)
4. Long Spined Sea Scorpion (Shoreham Harbour Wall 26/02/2012) *New Species
5. Lesser Spotted Dogfish (Hythe 09/03/2012)
6. Herring (Samphire Hoe 12/05/2012) *New Species
7. Mackerel (Samphire Hoe 12/05/2012)
8. Pollock (Samphire Hoe 12/05/2012) *New Species
9. Pout (Samphire Hoe 12/05/2012)
10. Bass (Seasalter 14/05/2012)
11. Eel (Hythe 23/06/2012)
12. Corkwing Wrasse (Samphire Hoe 03/07/2012) *New Species
13. Ballan Wrasse (Samphire Hoe 03/07/2012)
14. Tompot Blenny (Samphire Hoe 03/07/2012) *New Species
15. Plaice (Samphire Hoe 21/07/2012)
16. Flounder (Deal 29/07/2012)
17. Shanny (Dover POW 19/08/2012) *New Species

Increased Records:
1. Bass now 1.2lb and 38CM long
2. Ballan Wrasse up from 8oz to 13oz

All in all it was a good year for my fishing, many fish caught but not many big enough for the plate. Hopefully that will pick up for 2013

So lets see how I do, hopefully good enough to crank up the challenge for next year

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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