Dogfish Dave Fishing Competition a Great Success

Posted: 24th July 2012

Cobb’s Quay’s annual Dogfish Dave fishing competition took place on Saturday 7th July 2012, with twelve intrepid crews braving the very unseasonal weather and taking to the waters of Poole Harbour in search of their elusive quarry.

Despite some heavy rain the fish were biting, with species hooked including mackerel, bream, pout, wrasse, dab, gurnard, flounder and, of course, dogfish.

The crew of Quebec Tango were lucky enough to place the winning bid for Dogfish Dave, also known as Dave Wilson, to come on board as their fishing expert, with all proceeds from the auction raising money for the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

At the end of a long day of competition, the crew of Double Bubbled triumphed with 15 different species of fish caught and a very impressive score of 293 points, taking home the winner’s cup for 2012. Skipper David Doig and his team also received a new fishing rod and reel as part of their prize.

After the prize presentation the competitiors gathered to enjoy a barbecue and Pimm’s as the sun finally appeared through the clouds.

The team at Cobb’s Quay would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and helped to raise £707.32 for the Macmillan Cancer Unit.

 

Summer Berthing Offer with MDL Marinas

Posted: 6th July 2012

Boat owners can spend a great value summer on the south coast this year with the return of MDL’s exclusive summer berthing package.

For just £499 including VAT, owners can berth for the whole of July and August at any of six MDL marinas in Poole, Southampton and on the River Hamble, allowing you to spend more time on board and less on towing, launching and travel. This fantastic package also includes free trailer storage and free car parking at your marina of choice.*

MDL’s south coast marinas provide direct access to superb and varied cruising in the height of the summer season. Take a trip along the Solent, up the Beaulieu River to the picturesque Buckler’s Hard, or along the Dorset coastline with its miles of stunning sandy beaches. Those keen to have a great view of this summer’s sporting action should head along the coast to Weymouth for an up-close view of Olympic sailing events.

Boat owners sailing along the Solent to the east can take a trip to the historic naval port of Portsmouth and along to Hayling Island, or venture further afield to explore the Isle of Wight.

*Terms and conditions apply, see http://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/summer-afloat for further details.


Summer Discounts at Cobb’s Quay Marina

Posted: 4th July 2012

Boat owners in Poole will be able to get their boats looking and performing at their best for the summer season with great discounts on essential maintenance packages at MDL’s Cobb’s Quay Marina.

Boat owners can benefit from the service throughout July and August, with prices starting from just £19.50 per metre. The package includes lifting the boat from the water, a high-powered pressure wash, and re-launch of the vessel to ensure they are ready for a summer on the water.

An extended package comprising a lift, pressure wash, block off, up to seven days storage ashore to allow for other maintenance to be carried out, and re-launch is also available at £35.50 per metre.

Peter Hogsden, Marina Manager at Cobb’s Quay Marina, commented: “It’s very important to keep your boat well maintained, especially during the summer season when it is most in use. It’s great to be able to offer this service at such a good price.”

Members of MDL’s Club Outlook will also receive an additional 50% discount on the summer services, with Cruising Club Members receiving an additional 30% off.

For more information on our summer boatyard offers, please read here.


Summer Discounts at Cobb’s Quay Marina THIS OFFER HAS NOW ENDED

From 4th July 2012 until 1st September 2012
Summer Discounts

 Boat owners in Poole will be able to get their boats looking and performing at their best for the summer season with great discounts on essential maintenance packages at MDL’s Cobb’s Quay Marina.

Boat owners can benefit from the service throughout July and August, with prices starting from just £19.50 per metre. The package includes lifting the boat from the water, a high-powered pressure wash, and re-launch of the vessel to ensure they are ready for a summer on the water.

An extended package comprising a lift, pressure wash, block off, up to seven days storage ashore to allow for other maintenance to be carried out, and re-launch is also available at £35.50 per metre.

Peter Hogsden, Marina Manager at Cobb’s Quay Marina, commented: “It’s very important to keep your boat well maintained, especially during the summer season when it is most in use. It’s great to be able to offer this service at such a good price.”

Members of MDL’s Club Outlook will also receive an additional 50% discount on the summer services, with Cruising Club Members receiving an additional 30% off.

For more information on our summer boatyard offers, please read here.

Channel Island Cruise in Company

From 18th August 2012 until 26th August 2012
A fantastic opportunity to explore what the Channel Islands have to offer. A cruise along the English Channel, down to Alderney and stopping overnight at Diélette. Continuing the following day on to Jersey and finally to Victoria Marina, Guernsey, before returning to Poole.
For More Information
Call: 01202 667011
Website: thequayshop@hotmail.co.uk

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