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#1 sfoxnh

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:42 AM

Glen: I saw you have squid competition on 2004. How's about hosting squid competition in New Port, RI ? :) I think it would be fun. I think there are more users aware of this site now. I spread the words out for you :zorro:

What do you think ?
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#2 glen

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:08 AM

hi sfoxnh,

it would be a good idea but it would be a bit hard with me being over here in australia!

maybe one day i can make the trip to rhode island and then i can bring some jigs along as prizes for the best catch of squid!

thanks for the suggestion, feel free to tell everyone you meet at RI about squidfish.net. the more the merrier. :rolleyes:
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#3 sfoxnh

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:36 AM

Let us know if you ever want to see how squid fishing in New Port, RI is like. I still have an empty 'guest room' :rolleyes:

Maybe this year, I'll try to take some movie clips so you can see how crazy the squid runs is.

I love Melbourne, AU, been there for a month back in '96, only visit, Melbourne and Canberra though.
Got to stop by Sydney next time if I have some free time to travel.
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#4 1tym

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:34 AM

hi sfoxnh,

it would be a good idea but it would be a bit hard with me being over here in australia!

maybe one day i can make the trip to rhode island and then i can bring some jigs along as prizes for the best catch of squid!

thanks for the suggestion, feel free to tell everyone you meet at RI about squidfish.net. the more the merrier. :)



Glen, if come, I am sure you'll have fun fishing for our equavilance to mulloway rather than our squid.. I like australia squid fishing more so than the east coast fishing..

I find the tactics used in aussie squidding are far more enjoyable than east coast.. plus you guys get some big calamari.

Another thing to add.. the east coast squid is fun because when they run. they run. 400+ squid sometimes. :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

our equavilance to mulloway


1tym,
What's your equivilance to mulloway,.. sae bass?
I'd be keen Glen.

Glen, how about a Melbourne squid comp?
Flinders? Queenscliff? East PPB?
Boat and LB sections?
Up to 10 squid weighed per person.
Heavyest bag prize, and mystery weight?

Dave.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

hi sfoxnh - thanks for the offer! much appreciated. also, any video clips would be great to see.

hi 1tym - wow! i can't imagine catching 400 squid in one session!

hi salmon-king - a melbourne squid competition sounds like a good idea but i know from past experience that we have struggled to even get a couple of guys together for a squid fishing trip in the melbourne area so i suspect a comp would be a massive failure. that was why i set up the fishing buddies section of the forum but it hasn't really been used. see here: http://www.squidfish...hp?showforum=53
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:03 AM

hi sfoxnh - thanks for the offer! much appreciated. also, any video clips would be great to see.

hi 1tym - wow! i can't imagine catching 400 squid in one session!

hi salmon-king - a melbourne squid competition sounds like a good idea but i know from past experience that we have struggled to even get a couple of guys together for a squid fishing trip in the melbourne area so i suspect a comp would be a massive failure. that was why i set up the fishing buddies section of the forum but it hasn't really been used. see here: http://www.squidfish...hp?showforum=53



when i say 400 squid. i mean one sitting not one season =)
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:09 AM

when i say 400 squid. i mean one sitting not one season =)



1tym, I think Glen say session he means one trip :rolleyes:

Glen, I'll try to take some movie clip. It is an amazing things to see.
Search for 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI via maps.google.com

http://maps.google.c...&...&iwloc=addr

Just imagine that the bridge is over 1000 feet (~300 meters) are shoulder to shoulder with people.
When squid runs, you will see everyone is pulling the squids up. Under the bridge there are hundreds of thousands of squids, just go back and forth.

The most frustration of squid fishing is that you see tons of them swimming around, but none of them bites ....
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#9 1tym

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:20 AM

opps mis read.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:43 AM

sorry guys but where is this bridge that you are talking about?
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#11 1tym

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:44 AM

Goat island. RI
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:46 AM

Hey guys. If you guys wanted to do a squid competition. I wouldnt mind. Although I am rarely on goat island now that I got a boat we can still do a competition. Like have a entry fee. If we get enough people the money that people use to enter. Can be the jackpot. Then we can put flyers out. I mean we could get something going
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:53 AM

Hey guys. If you guys wanted to do a squid competition. I wouldnt mind. Although I am rarely on goat island now that I got a boat we can still do a competition. Like have a entry fee. If we get enough people the money that people use to enter. Can be the jackpot. Then we can put flyers out. I mean we could get something going


Lol might as hand 1tym(Kev) the jackpot now because hes a beast in catching squid and anything that swims.
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#14 1tym

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:04 AM

lol.. what u talkn bout i suck at fishin.. where do i sign up so u can take my money B).

umm.. i think its fair. to ave a comp.. skill is only a small fraction of fishin. the other is LUCK. and jus plain right are they there.
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:17 AM

Sponsorship would be key for such a competition. Perhaps a local bate shop could be recruited. It would sure bolster their sells and help market the event.

Second, how would you prevent someone from cheating? Who would stop someone adding to someone else's bucket? I dont think there would enough judges to monitor everyone. From past expericences, Striper tourneys make you take a lie detector test.

Maybe limiting the amount of entries or designating a certian area would combat these issues.

Forgive me if I am taking this too seriously, as I am in the sales & marketing field.

I do think this is a terrific idea. However, I dont think the city of Newport would be too happy about it.

Edited by Tatonka, 09 April 2008 - 06:20 AM.

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#16 1tym

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:29 AM

what happen to good old fashion trust?.. i guess it doesnt exist when money is involved or prizes..
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 07:50 AM

In that case if you think cheating is a factor. Then we minus well. Just do teams! I call 1tym! LOL. But on a serious note. If you think cheating is a factor then I would say don't join. We all have a trust on here so if you confident your that good you should outfish 2 people! :P :lol
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:38 AM

We often do on-line competitions over here. We just finished the 1st Aorinpiad. Running over a 2 month period, there were 45 competitors. Despite being the off-season, 70kg of squid were entered.

Points were awarded on the weights of the 2 largest squid caught with an individual and teams event. Teams were randomly chosen and team points awarded on the average weight of the largest squid each member caught.

Entries were made by posting a dated picture of the squid with entry card and of the weight of the squid.

http://blogs.yahoo.c...5/54096715.html

There is a large element of trust but as most of the prizes were donated by competitors there was no point in cheating.

Most of the on-line competitions over here remain on-line but on the last weekend 16 of us got together and got well pickled :lol

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

In that case if you think cheating is a factor. Then we minus well. Just do teams! I call 1tym! LOL. But on a serious note. If you think cheating is a factor then I would say don't join. We all have a trust on here so if you confident your that good you should outfish 2 people!



Soccerlife945,

You have misinterpreted my post. I do agree that a small competition among forum members would go off with little trouble. (and be super fun :P ) However, I was focusing on a larger tournament. Currently there are many significant Striper, Blue, and other fish contest. Never have I seen a squid catching contest in this area.

Again "Forgive me if I am taking this too seriously", I was merely thinking on a larger scale. I believe with all the die-hard squid enthusiast in the region, such a tournament could be a great success. Maybe we could call it the "Newport Squid Derby". With good sponsorship and organization this idea has potential. I use to organize and run special events at my last job. I will say, I really miss it. That may be why this sounds super cool. :P


egi zed,

I like your approach to a competition. Sounds like fun. I like the idea of a size contest versus a quantity one. What kind of prizes do you award? What area are you from?

Regards,

:lol Tatonka :th
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:59 PM


egi zed,

I like your approach to a competition. Sounds like fun. I like the idea of a size contest versus a quantity one. What kind of prizes do you award? What area are you from?

Regards,

:lol Tatonka :P


Size is a good measure because you can't get people teaming up. You just have to make sure that the squid is dead and drained when you weigh it :th The only problem with size on this site is that we have people fishing all over the world so whoever is in the Spring at competition will have a distinct advantage. Same can be said for Autumn if you go by numbers though.

Prizes are anything from egis and handmade yaen gaffs to bottles of sake or other local specialities.

I live in Nagoya so it was a 300k 6 hour drive down to Wakayama. Nothing compared to the 3 guys who drove down from Yamagata, 1100k and over 12 hours behind the wheel. Water temps are still a little low around the local squidding points so I have to wait a little longer for the local season to open. And then mayhem...
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