Month: October 2011


River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 30th October 2011

After quite a bit of rain in the week and some last night, I was hoping the river might have a tinge of colour for today and the signs were looking good for a decent match. I got to the draw and there were ten of us fishing today including ‘Rocking’ Roy Fowler and Leighton Cox who was fishing his first match


River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 2 – 23rd October 2011

We were back on the Isle for round two of the Royal Oak Winter League but the river was still really low and clear and my rain dance hadn’t worked at all! Rob was going to put in some untried pegs at Isle Brewers but with strong winds forecast he switched the pegs to Upper Coxes with a few new pegs in


River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 16th October 2011

I know I say it every year, but this is a league I’d dearly love to win, I’ve been second and third in recent years but top spot on the podium has always eluded me. You can drop one result out of the seven but a good start always helps. I got to the pub and there was a slightly better turnout


River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 1 – 9th October 2011

After spending all Summer on Dillington and carp puddles I was really looking forward to getting back on the ditch (Isle) again. But with no rain to speak of, the river was painfully low and clear and I fully expected this match to be a grueller. I got to the Royal Oak and it was really disappointing to see only six of


Summerhayes – Open – 2nd October 2011

With Ilminster’s Isle league not starting until next week I booked into an open at Summerhayes, which was on Long’s pond. There was a decent turnout including Alvin and Digger and Pete announced the draw and Alvin pulled out a good peg and was looking to win his fourth match on the trot. I pulled out peg 32 which put me down


Gillhams Resort, Thailand September 2011

Me and Scotty headed to Thailand for nearly three weeks and we were staying at the wonderful Gillhams fishing resort for most of it. The place really is heaven and you are looked after so well by Stuart, Sean and Becs along with the guides Scott, Lee and the lovely Golock. We fished for nine days and we caught 95 fish of