Dillington Pond – 2nd September 2018

During the heat wave and with the pond really low, two of the league matches were postponed so with one rescheduled for this week, I booked in as I’d enjoyed the last match. At the draw

Summerhayes – Open – 27th August 2018

For my second match of the weekend it was back to Summerhayes and another match on Longs, on Bank Holidays, Pete always splits the pools money in half and pays the same to carp and

Dillington Pond – 26th August 2018

My first visit here this year, I had booked in a few weeks back but during the hot weather the water level was so low the last two matches have been cancelled. I’d also been

Summerhayes – Open – 19th August 2018

After a really enjoyable day last week, it was back on Longs again for this match and as I pulled into the carpark, I could tell it was going to be well attended if all

The Archives – Part 10 – Anyone Seen My Stan Bennetts? (1995)

I’d fished Ilminster’s stretches of the Isle since I’d first picked up a rod in 1980 so knew that part of the river really well but I’d only been fishing Chard’s waters for a couple of years

Summerhayes – Open – 12th August 2018

If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that after a really good first six months of the year where I was framing regularly and catching lots of fish, things went rather pear shaped in

2018 Bait-Tech Products – A Closer Look – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 where I had a look at the latest Bait-Tech groundbaits and the new Stick Mix Liquid flavours, I’ve since had chance to use some more of the products released for 2018. First

Summerhayes – Open – 5th August 2018

I was back for another go and it was on Sellicks this week, I stopped at the Little Thief for breakfast only to find the door locked and they now don’t open to 8:00, thankfully

Summerhayes – Open – 29th July 2018

After last week, I was back again for another go, surely things could only get better! I popped to Tackleuk on Saturday and stocked up with some Guru gear and then spent a couple of

Summerhayes – Open – 22nd July 2018

After a disappointing match last week, I was hoping for better things this Sunday, the match was on Longs but with no let up in the hot weather, it was even lower than last time and I

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