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

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

Sadborow – Brendon’s Bonus Bash! – 3rd January 2019

With an extended break over the festive period, I was getting rather bored and fancied getting out somewhere so text the Tart to see if he fancied a knock up at Sadborow. He said to leave it with him and got back to me to say there were a few interested and we’d meet at ‘Spoons for breakfast at 7:30. I was

2018 Yearly Review

A look back at 2018 January 2018 It was bitterly cold for the first match of the year but the river had some colour and looked spot on, I drew peg 124a again and had quite an enjoyable day landing three chub and some nice roach for 8lb 10oz, third place and my first pick up of the year. Adie Bishop won with

Perry St Pond – 30th December 2018

For the last outing of the year I booked into the Chard match at Perry St and I have to say it’s nice to just be able to turn up for breakfast and not have to worry about pegs, pools and everything else that goes with running matches. We met at ‘Spoons and the hash browns were back, was this a good

Sadborow – 27th December 2018

I always try and get out a couple of times over the festive period and talking to the Tart he said he’d be up for a knock up at Sadborow, a venue I’ve really enjoyed fishing the last couple of years after not fishing it for a decade!. I’d also been contacted by Derek Hounsell, a lad who used to fish with

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

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