Month: August 2013

Viaduct – Tackleuk Open – 31st August 2013

Talking to Scotty, he said there were some spaces for the Tackleuk Open at the Viaduct and he tempted me with tales of big nets of skimmers and tench. I haven’t fished the Viaduct for years and I’ve never fished a match there so there was a good chance I would get right royally battered. Roger Russell has been doing really well feeding

Summerhayes – Festival Day 2 – 26th August 2013

After a great result yesterday, I really wanted to do well today and Pete announced the draw for Longs first, I hung back a bit hoping peg 39 would go as it’s a peg I never do well on, although Charlie Barnes did well off it yesterday. Steve Martin drew it today and I pulled out peg 17 which I was pretty

Summerhayes – Festival Day 1 – 25th August 2013

I was looking forward to another of Pete’s mini festivals after coming close last time when I ended up second in the silvers. There were 17 anglers today and we would be split over Longs and Sellicks on day one and then swap ponds for the second day. In the week 17lb of skimmers was the top silvers weight on Sellicks from

Chard AC Junior Match – Perry St Pond – 24th August 2013

After going to watch Ilminster’s juniors on the canal last Saturday, I was off to watch Chard AC’s youngsters at Perry St Pond this week. There was a good turnout of ten with a few faces I recognised from last week including George Baker, Clifford Richardson and Courtney Pas. Most of the youngsters were fishing the short pole and catching carp, skimmers

More Random Ramblings

The blog is going from strength to strength and its now had over 92,000 page views which is amazing so a massive thank you to everyone who enjoys reading about my exploits and ramblings. On the subject of ramblings I thought I’d treat you to some more today. Adie Bishop sent me this great photo of Bill ‘The Pasteman’ Hopping and it looks

Dillington Pond – Summer League 8 – 18th August 2013

I haven’t fished the pond for a fair while and it’s been fishing well with winning weights between 15-20lb and some quality fish have been coming out including some skimmers which is a great sign. To be honest I was expecting to get battered as I’m a bit out of touch with it but hopefully I should get a few bites. I

Ilminster AA Junior Match – Canal – 17th August 2013

When Scott Jackson asked if I’d go down and cover the junior match on the canal today, I said I’d be more than happy to. I also contacted Bait Tech to see if they’d be willing to sponsor the event and the lovely Hayley has been fantastic. I popped over to Tackleuk to pick up some bait for tomorrow and the lads

Summerhayes – Open – 11th August 2013

After struggling last week I was hoping for a nice days silvers fishing today, Janders was back from yet another holiday and fishing today as well. I’d received loads of texts from the Torquay Tart yesterday saying how he was going to whoop my ass (yawn, yawn – heard it all before) and I would need to bring a knife and fork

Random Ramblings

I had intended to fish the Tackleuk match at the Viaduct today but with a long few days at work (makes a change I know!), I am properly knackered for the first time in years. I was going to do a Fishery Focus but nowhere really springs to mind, I did think about doing Chard Reservoir as it fished brilliantly last Sunday

Summerhayes – Open – 4th August 2013

The match was on Longs today and it would be really interesting to see how it fished after Pete lost a lot of skimmers due to low oxygen a couple of weeks back. He phoned me just after it happened and he was gutted and I was gutted for him as I’ve really enjoyed the silvers fishing on Longs. He said he