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Summerhayes – Charlie Barnes Memorial Match – 13th November 2021

Now in it’s third year, I always look forward to Charlie’s match as it’s silvers only and one I’d love to win. I met Steve P for brekkie in Taunton before heading to Bridgwater. There was a good turnout and it was great to see Nigel Coram and Harry Muir plus the usual crew. After a coffee and a natter, Jeff got

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 3 – 7th November 2021

I was really looking forward to round three of the Haines Angling and Allen & Woodard Building Contractors winter league on the river. Terry had once again put in loads of time and effort to try and put everyone on some fish. Midelney was in again and downstream of Hambridge was being used for the first time. There was another good turnout

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Hebditch’s Pond – Charity Match – 3rd November 2021

Another day off work and another match (I could get used to this!). I hadn’t fished the pond since July when it fished it’s head off, the last match here fished quite hard and with the second frost in two days, I thought it might be similar today with 30lb a good weight. Massive thanks to Jake Berkley and The Grand Wizard

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Revels Fishery – Open – 2nd November 2021

I’ve been trying to get to Revels as much as possible for the Tuesday opens but I’m fast running out of leave at work (lottery win required please). The fishing is right up my street, quality silvers without too much carp trouble and I’ve had some good results (drawing decent silvers pegs obviously helps). I even managed an overall win with some

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Thorney Lakes – Stoke Pairs – 31st October 2021

We were supposed to be on the Parrett for this one but once again Mother Nature decided to intervene so the match was moved to Thorney Lakes and would be silvers only. With the clocks going back, an extra hour in bed was welcome but the weather looked pretty grim outside. After breakfast we headed to the venue and I have to

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 2 – 24th October 2021

For round two of the Haines Angling and Allen & Woodard Building Contractors sponsored winter league we were on the Isle which was looking unlikely earlier in the week when the river was in the fields! Twenty anglers were booked in and would be spread over the Coxes, Redbridge and Isle Brewers sections. As always we were well looked after at the

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Revels Fishery – Open – 19th October 2021

After three really enjoyable matches at Revels, I was back for another go and Parker ‘The Pole’ was once again joining me. Typically the weather had been gorgeous all last week but the forecast was grim for today – lovely! We had a really good breakfast before heading off to the fishery. Despite the rubbish weather, there was still a good turnout

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River Isle – Ilminster vs Stoke – 17th October 2021

Some more sad news this week when I heard Adrian Green had passed away after a long battle with cancer. I hadn’t seen Adrian for a long time, in fact the last time I saw him was at the first memorial match for his great friend Barney Crockett. The pair of them were massive influences on me when I started fishing, Adrian

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When is a Club Angler not a Club Angler?

Before I even attempt to answer the question in the title of this post, I think it would be useful to define what a club angler is, so here goes, Club Angler – angler who is a member of a fishing club and may or may not fish club matches. and then you have open anglers, Open Angler – angler who fishes

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th October 2021

Summerhayes was the destination for this Sunday’s match and it was on Sellicks lake which I haven’t fished for ages. We met at the bowling club for breakfast and it was busy with anglers heading to Avalon for a Stoke match. I sat with The Grand Wizard and Mr Burns who were fresh back from France where they’d caught loads of big

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