Maundy Thursday falls this year on 29 March. As per tradition, many members of the public spend this time fishing at various locations around the Island.

The Sea Recue Service advises the public to consider taking the following items on their fishing trip:

  • VHF radio/mobile phone
  • Life Jacket
  • Any prescription medication
  • Suitable clothing for the weather conditions, additionally if possible some sort of Hi-Vis
  • First Aid Kit
  • Adequate lighting

 Fishermen are encouraged to inform a family member or friend of their intended fishing location and their expected time of return. It is not recommended that anyone fish alone.

Throughout Maundy Thursday night, the Sea Rescue Service will be patrolling various fishing spots. If any assistance is required they will be monitoring VHF Channel 16. The Sea Rescue Service can be signalled by a flashing or waving light and, as usual, will still be contactable in an emergency via telephone number 999.

The following tides are expected during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday:

Maundy Thursday 

High tide: 01.12hrs – 0.87m, Low tide: 07.27hrs – 0.04m

High tide: 13.42hrs – 0.97m, Low tide: 19.58hrs – 0.07m

Sunrise: 06.28hrs, Sunset: 18.26hrs

Moonrise: 17.16hrs

Good Friday

High tide: 01.57hrs – 0.92m, Low tide: 08.10hrs – 0.00m

High tide: 14.25hrs – 1.00m, Low tide: 20.38hrs – 0.05m

Sunrise: 06.28hrs, Sunset: 18.26hrs

Moonset: 05.23hrs

The forecast for wind direction on Maundy Thursday from 1200hrs onwards is blowing from the easterly direction at 15knots, with a south-west swell of 4-6ft peaking at 8ft in height.

The weather forecast for Maundy Thursday will also be posted at the main landing steps at the lower Wharf.

The Sea Rescue team would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter.

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21 March 2018

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