25 Aug 08:45 - Jersey
This event is open to non members and is free to enter.
This is our most special dive held in memory of Alain. It is intended as a bit a fun and to get local spearos together. It is usually held at La Rocque, which was one of Alain's favourite venues, however the recreational bass ban is still with is, so we haved again moved venue and updated the rules.
Weather permitting, the event will be held on Saturday 25th August, at Le Braye ( first back up date is Sunday 26th August). This is not a rover dive, all divers must start and end on foot at Le Braye.
Since bass are banned, we have added bream and flatfish. ONLY THREE FISH CAN BE WEIGHED IN, ONE MULLET, ONE FLATFISH AND ONE BREAM. The heaviest catch wins. Minimum sizes apply well above legal requirements, mullet 45cm, flatfish 36cm and bream 28cm. Eligible species are thick lip, thin lip and gold spot mullet. White , black, red and gilthead bream. Plaice, sole, flounder, turbot and brill.
There will be an optional £5 kitty for the heaviest of each main species ie mullet, bream and flatfish (with 50% of entry going to club funds).
There will be very nice engraved tankards for the top three positions and the winner will also have their name engraved on the prestigious and poignant Alain Lenaghan Memorial Trophy.
Please meet in Le Braye car park at 08.45 for registration and briefing ( Le braye shld be ok for parking at that time). Divers must complete sign in and registration by 09.15. Dive start is 09.30. Dive end and sign out by 15.45.
Low tide is at 13.19 @ 2.47m
There is potential for a quick pint, or burger post dive.
In the event of poor sea or weather conditions, we may postpone to another date.
Le Braye has nice varied terrain.There are kelp beds, sandy areas, ravines and some offshore reefs. Its rarely necessary to dive more than 12m. Infact, all three eligible species can be found much shallower than that, with mullet, gilt and white bream and some flatfish being found in particularly shallow water. So this fun comp can be won by a novice hunting the shallows.
The area has some moderate tidal flow, particularly on the outer reefs so diving these areas suits only the more experienced divers. Coast guard will be advised of the event but no safety boats are provided. Visible SMB,s and dive flags are essential. A compass and whistle are advisable, incase of unexpected poor visibility.
All divers take part at their own risk.
If u fancy taking part, and we hope you do, please register by joining the event. The more the merrier. We look forward to diving with you