Category: Dillington Pond

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Dillington Pond – 28th June 2020

Due to the Corona Virus, this years Summer League would be a shortened six match series and I was quite looking forward to it, hopefully it would fish a bit better than the last time pleasure session when I only had one chub! Even though Terry ‘The Toast’ was off zoo creature hunting at the Viaduct, Cafe Morgan was open for business

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Dillington Pond – 24th May 2020

Before I get on to my latest post, I must just say a massive thanks to everyone for the amazing response from the last one, the messages, comments, e-mails and texts (quite a few from people not in the angling community) were overwhelming, humbling and I’m not ashamed to say I welled up several times. Several people also felt they could tell

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Dillington Pond – V.E.S. Precision League 7 – 22nd March 2020

The final V.E.S. Precision league match arrived and I was starting to think we’d never reach this point! If it wasn’t Storm Dennis and strong winds, it was heavy rain and flooded rivers and then just when we thought we were out of the woods, the bloody Corona Virus arrived! It’s supposed to be a river league but even the rescheduled fixtures

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Dillington Pond – V.E.S. Precision League 6 – 8th March 2020

I had hoped we might get on the river for the last Sunday of the season but more rain scuppered any chance of that so we would head out the pond which has been hard but fair in recent matches. We met at the bowling club for breakfast and decided to use the Aplin bank plus pegs 2 and 4 and to

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster Open – 9th February 2020

I’m getting fed up with this now! The weather is perfect all week and then as we approach the weekend, it either chucks it down with rain or the temperature plummets, well for this Sunday we had Storm Ciara heading our way with 60 mph winds predicted – lovely! We only had a few booked in and when I decided to move

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster Warehouse League 4 – 24th November 2019

Loads of rain towards the end of the week scuppered river matches all over the place and the Isle was one of the casualties so we were back on the pond again. Andy Saunders was fishing again and it was nice to see Baz Morgan and Scotty Russell who were both fishing their first Ilminster matches for a while. We hadn’t had

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Stoke – 10th November 2019

Although some rain was forecast for the weekend, it was still looking good for a river match and Terry ‘The Toast’ said he’d come down and help me peg it on the Saturday. Torrential rain overnight had me worried and when we got to Coxes it was up and raging, Isle Brewers was spot on but all that extra water hadn’t got

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster Warehouse League 3 – 3rd November 2019

Plenty more of the wet stuff meant we were back on the pond for this one and after the last match where I’d fished for skimmers and only managed one, I was determined to just fish for roach this time as only 4lb 15oz won that day as I said to Terry ‘The Toast’, I was sure I could do a pound

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Dillington Pond – 13th October 2019

We were due to start another V.E.S. Precision league (where does the time go!) and I was looking forward to getting back on the river but heavy rain put paid to that so we were back on Dillington for a days fishing. After really enjoying the last four matches on the pond, I was looking forward to it as I thought it

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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