Category: River Isle

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 4 – 6th January 2019

The first river fixture of 2019 was another rescheduled V.E.S. match and after a couple of frosts, it was actually pretty mild Sunday morning so hopefully it would be a good match. We were using the Redbridge, Isle Brewers and Hambridge sections and I’d said to a couple of people the day before that I really fancied peg 109 at Redbridge which

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 3 – 23rd December 2018

HALLELUJAH!!!! – Despite some heavy rain earlier in the week, it finally relented and I was able to down tools and stop work on my Ark! I popped down to have a look at the river on Saturday lunchtime and although up and coloured, it looked nice and with no more rain forecast until the early hours, hopefully it would drop further

River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 3 – 18th November 2018

For round three I was intending to use North Bradon and Ashford, so on Saturday Rob, Steve and me met at Bradon and found four really nice swims, one of them took quite a bit of work but looked really good when we’d finished. We then headed to Ashford as there’s normally a few decent pegs there but it’s basically been decimated and

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 4th November 2018

Round two and we were back at Redbridge, Isle Brewers and Hambridge, Rob, Steve and me walked it Saturday and the dredger had been down through Redbridge and Isle Brewers, which opened up a few swims although the river was still painfully low and clear. As per usual, we met at the bowling club and there was another great turnout with fifteen fishing including Paul

River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 2 – 28th October 2018

I missed the first one so a decent result would be needed or my league would be over before it started! For this league we’re not allowed to use the same pegs as the V.E.S. so I decided to try Midelney again, obviously we can’t close or peg the water so essentially we’d just turn up and pleasure fish. I’d been down to check

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 21st October 2018

I always look forward to the start of this league, I’ve only ever won it once and would dearly love to win it again. It’s normally a popular league and we had fifteen anglers booked in for the first one including Digger Denslow who used to fish the river years ago, Steve Maynard who travelled up from Cornwall and Ben Simmonds who was fishing

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 7 – 18th February 2018

Before I get on to this weeks post, I heard the terrible news that the legend Charlie Barnes passed away yesterday, I didn’t know Charlie that well although ours paths crossed on the Isle a few times many years ago. More recently I used to see him at Summerhayes quite a bit and, like me, he used to love fishing for the

River Isle – IBC Winter League 9 – 11th February 2018

The cold snap continued through the week and with quite a bit of rain on Friday I was starting to think we might be on the pond for the first time this year. I popped down to have a look at the river on Saturday and it looked perfect and with not much rain forecast for the rest of the day or

River Isle – Open – 4th February 2018

In last weeks post, I shared some great feedback I’d received, I wasn’t ‘angling’ (if you’ll excuse the pun!) for nice comments but it would seem that the blogs readers are a lovely lot and I just had to share a selection of the awesome things you had to say, thank you all so much, it means a lot to know you like what

River Isle – IBC Winter League 8 – 28th January 2018

I popped down to have a look at the river on Saturday and it looked spot on with a tinge of colour and at Hambridge there were fish topping and with no rain of any consequence forecast, by the next day it should be fining down and perfect. The following morning I stopped at Horlicks to have a quick look and there