Dillington Pond – 25th November 2018

It was supposed to be round three of the V.E.S. League today but loads of rain on Friday had me fearing the worst, Saturday lunchtime the river was still really high and with more rain forecast the decision was made to move it to the pond. It’s always a difficult call as the river does fall really quickly and there was chance it could have been

Mullet Mecca Revisited – Pete Bluett

In late September, Jenny and I made our latest trip to County Cork in Ireland, and just like last year, it didn’t disappoint. The added bonus was that this year we were able to fly from our local airport at Newquay, meaning our travel time from walking out of our door at home to arriving at our digs in Rosscarbery was just

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

Steve Lockett Interview

My latest interview is with angling journalist and conservationist, Steve Lockett. Hi Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions; Our paths first crossed back in 2012 when we chatted on an angling forum and you suggested doing a feature on the River Isle and in doing so helped me realise a long-term ambition of appearing in

Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Taunton – 11th November 2018

After a really enjoyable match at Stathe, it was our turn to host Taunton for the return leg on the Isle which has been in brilliant form but of course Mother Nature decided to intervene and loads of rain on Friday put paid to that with the river in the fields at Hambridge. I have to say at this point a massive

The Archives – Part 12 – Pairs And Shares! (1996 cont’d)

When I left you in the last instalment, Andy Saunders and myself were lying in joint second place with Nicky Collins and Mike Stone in the popular Chard Spring Pairs league behind Tony Rixon and Pete Sivell. Me and Andy were also in shares and so far he’d picked up every match whereas I hadn’t contributed any money! The penultimate round on May

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

Fishing Mum Interview

Hi Fishing Mum, thank so much for agreeing to answer my questions, firstly can you tell us a little bit about how you became the ‘Fishing Mum’? Did you start fishing so you could go with your son or were you fishing first? Logan’s always been into fishing with his Dad and Grandad, but I never got involved or had any interest

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

Different Gravy

In my last post, I looked at luck and the part it plays in match fishing and things you can do to swing the odds in your favour. I touched on the fact that given all the variables, it’s all the more impressive when you see the level of consistency some of the top anglers perform at. Within match angling you have

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