Month: July 2018

Summerhayes – Open – 22nd July 2018

After a disappointing match last week, I was hoping for better things this Sunday, the match was on Longs but with no let up in the hot weather, it was even lower than last time and I was expecting a bit of a carp fest yet again. All the usual suspects were in attendance including both Jeff Sparks and Glynn Wickham who wanted to

The Archives – Part 9 – It’s Carp Fishing But Not As We Know It! (1994)

It was around this time that fishing was starting to change beyond all recognition, carp venues were springing up all over the place, although the massive weights you see these days were still a long way off. Poles were improving all the time and I bought a new one from Les’s, it was a 14 metre Silstar that cost me £900 which was

Summerhayes – Open – 15th July 2018

It was back on Sellicks this week and I was really looking forward to it, that was until my phone alerted me that I had a text message and when I looked, I saw the name that everybody dreads appear on the screen, The Torquay Tart was informing me he was fishing and bringing some of his ‘disciples’ (his words) with him. After

Summerhayes – Open – 8th July 2018

The weather was still scorchio and this week’s match was on Longs where there have been some really good weights of silvers in recent matches. I stopped at the Little Thief for brekkie and had a nice chat with Ben Hagg who came in on his way to Chard resi. Pulling into the car park, the first person I saw was Jess Jordon

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Does Technology Have a Place in Angling?

Technology has permeated our way of life, and its impact is truly undeniable. It has, for instance, brought people far apart closer together via modern means of communication, like smartphones and the Internet. It has, and is, continuously improving healthcare, helping doctors and scientists find cures to illnesses previously thought as incurable. It is giving us the means to explore our world,

Summerhayes – Open – 1st July 2018

I was at Summerhayes for the second match of the weekend and we were on Sellicks this week. As well as some of the regulars it was brilliant to see Paul Homewood who I hadn’t seen for ages, Ben Simmonds was also fishing again after winning on his first visit from peg 23 a few weeks back. Pete announced the draw and I

Todber Manor – Open – 30th June 2018

A rare double-header for me this weekend, kicking off with Todber today, after two brilliant days fishing on my first couple of visits, I’d been itching to getting back to this excellent fishery again. I met Scotty and Ben Simmonds for breakfast at Cartgate before making our way there. As we pulled into the car park, it was pretty packed with another good turn