Month: April 2012


Summerhayes – Open – 29th April 2012

Well I woke up to howling wind and rain of biblical proportions battering my window but I was still going fishing which confirms that most anglers are indeed raving bonkers! I picked Janders up and the weather was atrocious, we got to Summerhayes and I was half expecting Pete to say the match was off but no, there were plenty of other

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Mission Impossible Update – 24th April 2012

Just a quick update on my Mission Impossible, my second Korum Challenge badge arrived today for the bream/skimmer I caught down the resi. My chub badge is no longer lonely! When the weather warms up a bit, next on the hit list will be carp, tench and crucians and although not strictly a ‘Mission’, I haven’t forgotten Mr Mullet and will be

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Perry St Pond – Spring League 2 – 22nd April 2012

The forecast wasn’t great for this one with rain, wind and even hail predicted! I woke up and the there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining, had they got this one wrong? I got out the pond and it was great to see Les there, he’s had to give up the fags and will have to make

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Summerhayes – Open – 15th April 2012

After a bit of a bad run where I’ve gone three matches with no brown envelopes, I was really looking forward to this one. Hopefully I’d be able to have a nice day catching silvers. I spent ages on Saturday making up four new rigs, all sparkly Malman pencil floats, I re-elasticated two of my pole tops and put a pulla bung


Perry St Pond – Spring League 1 – 8th April 2012

After Fridays match I was looking forward to the first match of the Spring League and hopefully I’d do better than the three carp I had then. Les read out the rules and this year we are allowed to have two ‘jokers’, basically if you play your joker you get double points at the end of the match. Also there would be


Perry St Pond – Good Friday Match – 6th April 2012

The weather forecast wasn’t great for this one but I was pleasantly surprised to look out the window and see blue skies and some sun although the temperature was still quite chilly. I got out the pond and there was a good turnout of 19 anglers including all the usual suspects plus Brendon Ions and Scotty had also booked in for this

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Summerhayes – Open – 1st April 2012

Up and off quite early for this one (well for me anyway!) and on arrival at Summerhayes, several people said I wouldn’t be fishing for silvers today! Apparently the fish were on the top gasping for air earlier due to low dissolved oxygen so Pete had to put the aerator on which would create a fair bit of tow. I was hoping