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River Parrett – Evening Cup – 18th June 2022

I always look forward to the Stoke river matches getting underway, it’s a lovely bit of water and even though 3-4lb is a normally a good weight, it’s really enjoyable fishing. The first round of the six match series is an evening match on the Saturday and with the draw at 14:45, it gave us chance to meet for lunch at the

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Coombe Farm – IAA Spar Summer League 2 – 12th June 2022

For round two of the IAA Spar sponsored Summer League, we were swapping lakes and after Jake’s fantastic 75lb weight of skimmers in the last round, those of us on the bottom lake this time were hoping it would fish as well again. After another excellent breakfast at the bowling club, it was time for the draw starting with the anglers on

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Thorney Lakes – 5th June 2022

For my fourth match in six days we were at Thorney Lakes for the next round of the Stoke AA Rose Bowl lake series. I had toyed with the idea of fishing on Saturday as well but after some carp carnage in the week, I needed to make some rigs up and put new elastics in etc. If I’m honest I was

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Summerhayes – Open – 3rd June 2022

For the Friday match we were back at Summerhayes and it was on Longs again with 17 booked in to fish today. With everybody arrived and pools paid, it was time for the draw, Pete delved in the bucket to pull out the golden ball and emerged with……. a little plastic dinosaur! Jess (Zooner) had just come back from holiday and brought

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Summerhayes – Open – 2nd June 2022

The start of the long weekend saw me booked into Summerhayes, we met up in Taunton for breakfast and the usual crew were joined by Picky and The Tart. Today’s match was supposed to be on Sellicks which I was really looking forward to, but due to numbers, Pete moved us onto Longs. Pete announced the draw and the golden peg was

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Revels Fishery – Open – 31st May 2022

Thanks to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we’ve got a nice long Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to, which of course means lots of fishing! I thought I’d get the celebrations started early and booked a day off work to go and fish the Tuesday open at Revels. A cracking breakfast set me up for the day before I headed into deepest,

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Summerhayes – Open – 29th May 2022

After an awesome day on Sellicks the last time I fished Summerhayes, I’ve been dying to get back and was really looking forward to this weeks match on Longs. The Breakfast Club assembled in Taunton (and very nice it was too) before heading to Bridgwater. On arrival it was great to see Picky, Bushy and Derek from Chard who have just started

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Avalon Fisheries – 22nd May 2022

For the third Stoke match we were at Avalon and after another lovely breakfast at the bowling club (thanks Charlotte), we were on our way. We arrived via the odd U-turn and once again it was really well attended with 24 anglers fishing this one. When everyone had assembled and paid their pools it was time for the draw. There was an

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Coombe Farm – IAA Spar Summer League 1 – 15th May 2022

I was really looking forward to the start of our Summer League, which this year is being sponsored by the Spar in Ilminster, so a massive thanks to them for supporting us. We were fishing a new venue in the shape of Coombe Farm who were letting us have a five round series. In the exploratory match back in February, it had

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Revels Fishery – Open – 10th May 2022

I booked a couple of days off work as it was my birthday on Monday (hard paper round I know!) and I fancied another trip down to Revels the following day. Last Tuesday I was the first to arrive so top of the list which meant first out of the bucket and got drawn peg 14. This week, I had a more

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