Month: October 2012


River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 28th October 2012

After a freezing day yesterday I was hoping it wouldn’t be as cold today and as I was loading my tackle into my car it certainly felt quite mild. I got to the draw and had a quick look at the weighboards and Rob had put all good pegs in today, 27, 28 and 29 at Lower Coxes and 123, 124, 125

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Mission Impossible – River Tone – 27th October 2012

I have been trying to hook up (pun intended) with Russell Hilton who writes the excellent Tales From The Towpath blog for some time and we finally arranged to have a go at catching some pike today. I know next to nothing about catching pike so Russell said he’d bring all the gear and bait and sort out day tickets (top man). We


River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 2 – 21st October 2012

Once again the weather was pretty perfect for this weeks match although some showers were forecast for today. I got to the pub for the draw and all the usual suspects were there plus Leighton Cox had put in an appearance today and it was lovely to see him again. This week Rob had put in Isle Brewers for the first time

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 14th October 2012

In almost a carbon copy of last week, we had rain in the week, dying off by Friday and once again the river should be in perfect condition today. At the draw we had the same number of anglers as last week but this week Pete Lonton was fishing along with Justin Charles who had taken a break from targeting barbel and


River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 1 – 7th October 2012

I was really looking forward to getting back on the river but with rain all day on Friday and the river threatening to top the banks I was convinced we’d be back on the poxy pond for the first match of the Royal Oak Winter League. But with no rain on Saturday and none forecast for today I was hoping the river