Month: February 2013

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 7 – 24th February 2013

The weather had been bitterly cold all week and the final V.E.S. match was looking like another grueller. Rob had done the right thing by putting us all down the bottom end at Redbridge and Isle Brewers and hopefully we should get a few bites. Martin had already secured the league title once again and as Justin wasn’t fishing today, my second

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River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 9 – 17th February 2013

I should have known better than to post an update yesterday on how well the fishing was holding up on the Isle (but more of that later). I awoke this morning and was greeted with a frost but the outlook for the day was still quite bright and it looked like being a lovely day. I got to the pub and the


An update on the Isle

Towards the end of last year I did a little piece about how the Isle was fishing, since then the weather has been awful and most of our matches have been switched to the pond or the canal, we did manage one match at the start of the year where I blanked and another two weeks ago which I won. I’ve been

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Ilminster Canal – Open – 10th February 2013

With the amount of rain we had on Saturday and throughout the night I knew we wouldn’t be on the river today, after my recent run of decent results I was hoping we’d be out the pond today. The first surprise of the day was when I got to the pub and Matt Pang from work was there, the second surprise was

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The Best Of Barlow – A Review

For me, the next best thing to actually going fishing, is reading about fishing! I get all the monthly mags as well as the Angling Times but I also read a lot of books about angling (this might surprise some of my readers who thought I just liked looking at the pictures!). I ordered the Best Of Barlow recently and I must

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River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 8 – 3rd February 2013

No rain on Saturday and although some was forecast for Sunday, it was all looking good for us to actually get on the river today. Loading the car up, there hadn’t been a frost overnight and the dashboard display was reading five degrees so hopefully we should be in for a few fish today. I got to the pub hoping we’d be on