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    Posted: 04 June 2008 at 8:08pm

Yes I know I'm tuna mad, but on e of the boats that went to Alderney about the same time as us saw something on the way back.

He said misd channel he saw boiling on the surface, similar to what mackerel do when chasing small fry, but these were much larger fish. I've no reason to doubt him as he also showed me pictures of 8 flatties he caught down in Alderney. He staes they were only on the surface for a short while before dissapearing. However the same phenomenan happened a few miles further on.

I've seen shoals of Albacore and skip jack feeding on the surface many times back home in mauritius and they do look like a school of giant mackerel feeding on fry.

Has anyone else had any similar sightings?

Could we really be getting skippies coming up the channel? There is a food source for them by way of the fry, mackerel etc.

I eagerly await your views.

Someone told me that a local skipper actually caught either a tuna or an amber jack off the back of the island a while ago, has anyone else heard this story or could put some meat on the bones for me?

Like my signature says, one dayh the tuna will come..... and I'll be ready

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One day soon, the Tuna will come.... and I'll be ready!
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Sure it wasn't bass

they've been shoaling up large schoolies

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We were on our way back from Alderney on Monday and about a third of the way across we had fish jumping ahead of the boat twice. Too big to be mackerel and some kind of tuna was our first thought. Who knows!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Burt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2008 at 11:58am
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back home in mauritius

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What the hell are you doing over here? I know where I'd rather be!

I hope it was Tuna. That would be great.


If your not going to eat that fish put it back!

Please take your rubbish home with you!
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thats just what i was thinking Burt
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2008 at 8:54pm
It was a lesser amberjack caught off the west side of the island in summer 2006. I cant remember what it weighed but it was about 6000 miles off course as it should have been somewhere near Mexico!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johns bouy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2008 at 8:51pm

Hi

it could have been a shark i've seen them chasing mackeral balls out in the channel on the surface and have seen them jump out of the water vertical where they have been chasing mackeral to the surface and then attacking them from below and jump clean out of the water

 

but hopefully a tuna

 

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Now if i took home some fresh tuna from the solent my missus would be convinced i had bought it at tesco and want to know where i had really been all day. how cool would it be though to have em round here!!
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there was a pic of a yellow fin tuna a couple of years ago, landed off Barton, Hants
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it was a 12 1/2lb yellowfin caught in the nets on Deja Vu out of Mudeford. 2nd december 2004.. There are plenty of historical reports of Bonito in the channel....
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