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Summerhayes – Open – 4th February 2024

After yesterday, I was hoping for better things on Longs today but first a cracking breakfast at the bowling club set us up for the day ahead. A decent turnout as always with 21 fishing today and after a coffee it was time for the draw, I was top of the list so first in the bucket and hoping to pull out

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 3rd February 2024

I was looking forward to the weekend and two days at Summerhayes, starting with a silvers match on Saturday. Twelve fishing today which is a good number on Sellicks as it means basically every other peg in. Pete announced the draw and I really fancied number 16 (my favourite peg) or any of the middle pegs on the far side. When it

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Summerhayes – Open – 28th January 2024

On Sunday it was back to Summerhayes with the match on Longs this week. Although it had been a few degrees warmer overnight, I still thought it might be quite tricky today with around 8lb a good silvers weight. Another decent turnout of 18 anglers and the bonus ball was peg 11 today, when it was my turn, I pulled out 32

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Viaduct Fishery – Open – 27th January 2024

Something a little bit different on Saturday, with the Viaduct fishing really well for silvers, I booked in for only my third match there in 11 years! Trying to get some info, I messaged Sam Williams who has been doing really well there and he couldn’t have been more helpful, cheers mate! After a frosty start I met Nick for breakfast at

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Richard Chapman Interview

I haven’t done an interview since the Covid lockdown so another was well overdue and I really enjoyed this one…… Hi Richard, thank you very much for agreeing to answer my questions, Firstly can you tell us a little bit about yourself, how you got into fishing and the first fish you caught? It was a bit of a strange one, I’d

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Summerhayes – Open – 21st January 2024

I was looking forward to fishing Sellicks on Sunday although once again another named storm was due to let us have it with both barrels later on. The day started off nicely though with breakfast at the bowling club (thanks Charlotte) before we headed to Bridgwater. With 22 anglers fishing today it would be rather cosy and the silvers match had fished

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White Springs – Fish South Silvers Qualifier – 20th January 2024

After really enjoying our first visit to White Springs in December, Nick and me booked in for another Fish South qualifier on Saturday. Leading up to the weekend, the weather had been horrendous all over the country with sub zero temperatures, venues frozen over and loads of matches cancelled. To be honest I was expecting this one to be called off as

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How We Fish – Book Review

I was contacted recently by HarperCollins, the book publishers, to ask if I’d like to review How We Fish: The Love, Life and Joy of the Riverbank by Paul Whitehouse and John Bailey. Now I’m a big fan of Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing on BBC2 so of course I said yes. Now obviously the book is titled ‘How We Fish’ and

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Ash Ponds – Stoke Xmas Fayre – 14th January 2024

Sunday was Stokes rearranged Xmas Fayre match on Ash Ponds and Parrett Works with 13 anglers on the river and 19 split between Ponds 2 and 3 at Ash. You could choose which venue you preferred and I went for Ash 2 as when I fished it for the first time in 2021, I’d really enjoyed it catching carp and some silvers

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Landsend – Open – 13th January 2024

Nick and me headed to Landsend on Saturday for the open match on lake 2, twelve of us fishing today so basically every other peg in. I drew 19 on the far side which looked nice with a gap in the island and Nick was down on 15. It was pretty chilly and with the pond flat calm and painfully clear, it

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