All posts by Jamie Rich

Luccombes Fishery – 11th October 2019

I don’t pleasure fish very often these days so when I arranged to meet up with a mate I hadn’t seen for a while we decided on combining it with a spot of fishing. He suggested we go to Luccombes Fishery as they’ve got several lakes along with good facilities on site including a cafe and a tackle shop. I met him

Private Pond – Ilminster Warehouse League 1 – 6th October 2019

For the first Ilminster Warehouse match we had the opportunity to fish a private syndicate lake that I’ve heard a lot about over the years but never even seen, let alone fished, so I was really looking forward to it. I popped out on Saturday with Gordon and Karl to see what it was like and it looked lovely, albeit a bit

Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Special G Green and The Juice Groundbaits

For my commercial silvers fishing I always used to feed micros that I’d soaked and added some flavouring to along with a dusting of groundbait and I’ve had a lot of success doing that but in recent years, especially at Summerhayes where I fish a fair bit, there seems to have been a move towards groundbait. I started playing around with different

Summerhayes – Champion of Champions Silvers Final – 29th September 2019

I think these ‘All Winners’ style matches are a great idea, they create a real buzz with lots of people trying to qualify and there’s usually a decent prize pot. This is the third year I’ve qualified and it’s a match I’d love to win, although so far, fifth is the best I’ve managed. The forecast for Saturday night and Sunday was

The Archives – Part 14 – A Slow Start (1997 cont’d)

In the last instalment, the Chard Spring Pairs had just finished and it was time for another Drennan Superleague campaign. With the first round at Woodlands View near Droitwich the plan for practice was to go up and fish an afternoon match which would mean a long day, especially as Captain Les said we’d go up early and watch the morning match!

Dillington Pond – Bob Hammond Memorial Match – 22nd September 2019

At the clubs AGM it was decided to hold a match to remember Bob Hammond who used to love fishing the pond and as a tribute to Bob this match was to be fished using only his favoured rod and reel tactics. With several people away, I somehow ended up organising the match and wanted to do my very best to make

Summerhayes – Charlie Barnes Memorial Match – 21st September 2019

I don’t fish very many Saturdays but when I saw it was Charlie’s memorial match at Summerhayes I put my name down as I love fishing Longs and it would be silvers only. Charlie was a legend, loved by everyone and like many of those there, he enjoyed fishing for silvers and viewed carp as vermin! There was a great turnout with

The Sedges – 15th September 2019

I decided this year I was going to fish some new venues and revisit some I haven’t been to for years and I’m absolutely loving it! This week it was a Stoke match at The Sedges, a venue I used to fish quite often but a long time ago (before I even started the blog!), it was also on the Canal lake

Dillington Pond – 8th September 2019

I’d really enjoyed the last Dillington match and was hoping for more of the same this week, we had a few more fishing this week including Digger and it was great to see Gordon and Karl Aplin fishing their first match for a while. Gordon said they’d been shark fishing in Portugal while on holiday and that I should ask Karl about

Guru Mick Wilkinson Signature Pole Float Range

Mick Wilkinson floats first came to my attention way back in 2013 when Steve Ringer would often mention in his magazine features the MW Diamond he used for meat fishing and the F1 Slim he used for F1’s and silvers. I was fishing for skimmers a lot at Summerhayes and thought the latter pattern would be ideal but getting hold of some