Month: December 2008

Martin Isle Brewers 28th Dec08

River Isle – 28th December 2008

After two really hard frosts it was always going to be a struggle so the match organiser put us all down Isle Brewers to give us all a chance of catching something. Of course everybody wanted to draw the flier, peg 125 and personally I didn’t want to draw 133 as it’s hell of a walk and I’ve got a stinking cold.

Martin And Malcolm Canal 20th July 08

River Isle – Crown Winter League – 21st December 2008

After several bad weeks including last week at Dillington I was gagging to get back on the river and after no rain for a while conditions looked set for a good match. Also there hadn’t been a frost and the weather was mild, all I needed to do now was catch some fish! There were 13 eager anglers at the draw, including

Dillington 14th Dec 08

Dillington Pond – Xmas Fayre – 14th December 2008

After torrential rain on Friday I feared the worst but Saturday was dry and as I drove over the river on Sunday it looked ok with a nice colour although perhaps a little pacy. Still with no rain forecast it could only get better as the day went on. I was gutted then to discover it had been moved to the pond,


River Isle – Crown Winter League – 7th December 2008

Saturday was really nice and the river had some colour in it and all the signs were there for a good match. That was until I woke up Sunday morning to be confronted by a wicked frost! The roads were pretty icy too, I got to the Crown and there were eight other nutters (sorry I meant hardy anglers) awaiting the draw.


River Isle – V.E.S. Precision Winter League – 30th November 2008

I was looking forward to this one after having two bad days last weekend but the weather was bitterly cold and this combined with a low, gin clear river, didn’t bode well. At the draw it was announced that some pegs at Red Bridge were to be used and I was really hoping I didn’t draw there as I’ve never caught much