All posts by Jamie Rich

The Perfect Match?

I was thinking the other day whether there was such as thing as the perfect match? I suppose before I attempt to answer that, we need to look at what it actually means. You could say that if you achieved what you set out to do, then you’ve fished a perfect match, that could be winning a competition, securing a section win for your

Dillington Pond – Open – 10th February 2019

Heavy rain on Friday and more forecast Saturday night and Sunday morning meant the open would be switched to the pond which we haven’t fished for a while. We had fourteen booked in so no more than a club match really and a far cry from the days when our open was a big event with 80 plus anglers from all over

Jon Arthur Interview

My first interview of the year is with Matrix consultant and angling coach, Jon Arthur, and if I do say so myself, it’s a cracker! Hi Jon, I realise how incredibly busy you are, so thank you so much for agreeing to do an interview; You’re currently a consultant for Matrix but you’ve also been group editor for Match and Pole fishing

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 6 – 3rd February 2019

We’re reaching the business end of this league now and I’m still in with an outside chance of a top three finish but would need two good results in the remaining two rounds, starting with today. Also with eighteen anglers booked in, a bad result can mean lots of points dropped and I think there will be some twists and turns before

Fishing In France – Baz Morgan – Part 6

Etang de Korong I absolutely got the wrong impression of this venue the first few times that l went to weigh it up. From the usual point of arrival through the village of Glomel l got the impression of arriving at an aquatic leisure centre and holiday camp.There is a beach of sorts and facilities for all sorts of sports, people everywhere

Ilminster Canal – Ilminster Warehouse League 6 – 27th January 2019

This magical mystery tour of a league continues and I have to say I’m really enjoying it, admittedly it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and quite hard work trying to find different places to fish but I always get a real buzz when the float goes under for the first time at a new venue. For this match Terry and

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 5 – 20th January 2019

I’ve said it many times on this blog, in all the years I’ve fished this league (under many guises, the Zanussi, Hotpoint and Hollowlegs amongst others), I’ve only ever won it once and would dearly love to win it again. Well this seasons campaign got off to a disappointing start, stuttered in the middle and is tailing off as we reach its

All about the money?

My Friday post this week was originally going to be ‘The Perfect Match?’ (it’s written and ready to go, so I’ll publish it next week instead) but something cropped up and I think it’s a worthy subject for discussion. In all the years I’ve been writing the blog (12 years and counting), I’ve received loads of feedback with the overwhelming majority of

River Parrett – Ilminster Warehouse League 5 – 13th January 2019

Still scratching my head regarding where to go for this league, I decided to try the free water on the Parrett at Muchelney, similar to the match we had at Midelney, we obviously couldn’t close the water or peg it so we would just turn up on the morning. I popped out to have a look on Saturday and Terry ‘The Toast’

The Archives – Part 13 – A Slow Start (1997)

Going through my records, the first few months of the year weren’t very good at all with just the odd minor placing and section win to show for my efforts, in fact it wasn’t until 30th March that there was a match worth talking about! With it being a Bank Holiday, Les used to run a two day match using Howley and Sadborow where