Month: March 2013

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Summerhayes – Festival Day 1 – 31st March 2013

I was really looking forward to this two day mini-festival, the draw time was a much more sociable 10:00 after the clocks had gone forward and on looking out the window the sun was out! There was still a chill to the air and a cold easterly wind but conditions were a lot better than they have been. I got to the

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Perry St Pond – Good Friday Match – 29th March 2013

As always Chard fish a match on the Good Friday at Perry St Pond and with the spring league starting in two weeks time I hoped I could get some clues on how I was going to approach the league. After some water quality issues the club decided to ban pellet and meat which threw my usual game plan of fishing shallow

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Summerhayes – Open – 27th March 2013

Today was part one of my fish fest (four matches in six days) and as I was loading the car, I was pleasantly surprised with the air temperature. Although chilly, it was nowhere as bad as it was on Sunday when it was so cold it was painful. The match today was to be a rover, where you get to pick your own

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Summerhayes – Open – 24th March 2013

I must admit I’m fed up with this weather now, I look forward all week to fishing on a Sunday but when it’s as cold as this, it’s not much fun and the fish don’t really want to play ball either. Janders was coming along for the ride this week and was hoping for a few bites after blanking at Perry St


Hit Parade

Well chuffed, the Angling Gazette has just published it’s top ten blogs for March and I’m in it! This is what they had to say Against men and fish (Jamie Rich) Definitely one for the Match anglers, this blog is crammed with information and insights into match fishing. Some of Jamie’s posts literally take you bank side, as he gives you a

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Summerhayes – Open – 17th March 2013

I did some more prep last night which is nearly unheard of for me and was looking forward to another nice days silvers fishing at Summerhayes. First thing was a tad chilly but it was looking brighter by the minute as I travelled to Bridgwater, on arriving, the car park was rammed as there was also a match on Longs today. I

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Targets for 2013

Now the weather is starting to get marginally better, my thoughts are turning to what I would like to achieve in 2013 fishing wise. There’s so much I want to do! Now most of my Sundays and days off are taken up with fishing matches as that’s my number one love but I’ve listed my targets below and it would be great

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th March 2013

With the temperature on the mild side during the week I was really looking forward to a days skimmer fishing but then I contracted the lurgy and felt awful and on Friday I couldn’t see me fishing this weekend. I felt a bit better waking up this morning and we hadn’t had a frost so it was all systems go for skimmers. I

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Dillington Pond – Barney Crockett Pairs Open – 3rd March 2013

With the river fishing badly for the last couple of matches, the plan for the pairs was to have a section on the canal and a section out at Dillington. My partner Justin was happy to go to the canal and I quite fancied Dillington as there are normally bites to be had out there. There was a wicked frost overnight and