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2021 Yearly Review

January/February 2021 Another lockdown meant no match fishing yet again and 2021 carried on where 2020 left off! Highlights – None Lowlights – Covid 19 March 2021 I popped out to Dillington with Steve P for a pleasure session hoping to catch some skimmers on the feeder, a 3lb chub after twenty minutes gave me hope we might get a few but

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Revels Fishery – Silvers Open – 30th December 2021

I was back at Revels for the silvers open and once again the weather was bloody horrible but there was still a great turnout of 15 anglers including Trevor Holmes who I hadn’t seen for years. Several lakes were being used and when the draw commenced, John Barker got peg 20 on Main Lake which is a great silvers peg although its

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Revels Fishery – Open – 28th December 2021

After a really lovely few days of eating too much and watching lots of telly (the Mortimer & Whitehouse Xmas Special was just brilliant), I was gagging to get out and had several matches planned, starting with the open at Revels on Tuesday. I was up early and as I loaded the car, the temperature didn’t feel too bad but it was

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Dillington Pond – Pete Lonton Pairs – 19th December 2021

In memory of Pete, who sadly passed away this year, the club decided to hold a pairs match in his memory. It would be split between the Isle and the pond and I was fishing with Terry ‘The Toast’ once again. Given my recent form on the river (blank, blank and 5oz), it was decided I would be better off at Dillington!

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Ash Ponds – Stoke Xmas Fayre – 12th December 2021

For my third Xmas match on the trot, it was Stokes turn to provide the festive fun and hopefully some fish! Not only was it my first time fishing this event, it was also on a new venue for me, Ash Ponds. I initially thought it was the Ash Ponds I fished with Ilminster and Chard many years ago but that was

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River Isle – Chris Patten Xmas Fayre – 5th December 2021

For the second of my trilogy of festive fixtures, it was the Chris Patten Xmas Fayre. Another match I always look forward to although after blanking in the previous two river matches, I didn’t want to make it a hat trick! The day got off to a great start at the bowling club with a cracking breakfast and plenty of banter. Always

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Revels Fishery – Xmas Match – 28th November 2021

I was looking forward to this one, the first of three Xmas matches on the trot but with winter well and truly here, we could be in for another struggle. After two bitterly cold days with really strong winds, it was nowhere near as bad when I woke up Sunday morning, still very chilly though. I met Steve ‘The Pole’, The Grand

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Revels Fishery – Open – 23rd November 2021

After blanking on the river I was hoping for a few bites today but with another wicked frost, I knew it would probably be tough going. Hopefully I’d get an idea of what to expect in the Xmas match on Sunday. I met Steve ‘The Pole’ for breakfast and then we made our way to the fishery. Despite the cold weather, there

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 4 – 21st November 2021

After blanking in the last round, another bad result and my league would be over, with the river low and clear, it was going to be feast or famine so a good draw would be essential. As per usual we met at the bowling club and it seems to be getting busier every week with some Stoke and Chard members joining us

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Summerhayes – Open – 14th November 2021

I was back at Summerhayes again on the Sunday and after a lovely day yesterday, I was hoping for more of the same. Steve P was fishing again and Rob C said he fancied it as well so we all met for breakfast in Taunton and Dave H, who was fishing the Viaduct, also joined us. After eating we headed to Bridgwater

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