Category: Inter-club

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River Tone – Taunton vs Ilminster – 26th January 2020

I was really looking forward to this one, I’d only ever fished the fabled ‘Fast Stretch’ once and that was a short pleasure session after grayling a few years back. Match weights regularly top 30lb of chub but like any small river you need to draw the right areas. It’s also nearly all stick float fishing and I haven’t wielded one of

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River Isle – Ilminster vs Taunton – 19th January 2020

With loads of rain in the week and the river flooded yet again, I was mentally preparing myself for a bit of a grueller on the pond, especially after we’d had a couple of hard frosts. As the weekend approached, the rain stopped and with hardly any on Friday and none forecast for Saturday and Sunday, it was looking like we might

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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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River Parrett – Stoke vs Ilminster – 1st September 2019

For the away leg of this inter-club fixture we were at Parrett Works, a stretch of river I don’t think I’ve ever fished before. It was all a bit last minute as originally I’d arranged for this match to be on the 22nd Sep but due to a fixture clash I had to hastily try and squeeze it in and get enough

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River Parrett – Langport vs Stoke – 7th July 2019

I’m really enjoying these inter-club matches as you get to fish some different venues, see some faces I haven’t seen for years and the crack is always good. I have fished the Parrett near Oath before, back in the Langport League days and Ilminster used to have some matches on the stretch at Wick which is a little further up. It’s a

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Taunton – 11th November 2018

After a really enjoyable match at Stathe, it was our turn to host Taunton for the return leg on the Isle which has been in brilliant form but of course Mother Nature decided to intervene and loads of rain on Friday put paid to that with the river in the fields at Hambridge. I have to say at this point a massive

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Stathe Drain – Taunton vs Ilminster – 7th October 2018

This match was supposed to be on the River Tone but due to low flows and weed it was switched to Stathe, a venue I haven’t fished since 2007! The matches used to be won with decent nets of bream and tench on chopped worm and caster fished across but judging by recent reports, there aren’t as many bream around now although odd tench