Month: July 2013

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Summerhayes – Open – 28th July 2013

The match this week was on Sellicks and Janders was coming along too, at the draw there was a good turnout of 17 anglers although I have to say I’m not a big fan of the 11 ‘o’ clock draw time as it means I don’t get home until gone eight. As always it was windy and it was blowing down towards


Return To Seaton – 27th July 2013

I’ve been gagging to get back down to Seaton after those mullet and with all the nice weather we’ve been having, Andy said he fancied another trip. I was awake pretty early and looking forward to it although the sky was a bit grey. As always I was a bit late picking Andy up and after a quick pit stop to pick

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Summerhayes – Open – 21st July 2013

I was really looking forward to this one as I haven’t fished Longs for ages, speaking to Scotty who has been doing really well with silvers in the last two matches (weighing 46lb and 67lb), he had been catching on paste really short and said that my usual expander approach would just get ragged out by small fish. I decided to give

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New Bait Tech Groundbaits Review

Anybody who knows me or reads this blog regularly will by now have realised I’m a big fan of Bait Tech products. Their expander pellets in my opinion are the best in the business and I’ve enjoyed a lot of success with the 4mm’s at Summerhayes. They are a company that doesn’t rest on it’s laurels and they are continually bringing out new

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Exciting times for Against Men and Fish

A little while ago I did a review of the Fishing UK app, which can be read here and I am delighted to announce that they have asked me to become part of their blogging team and of course I said yes! My first post on the site was just a little introduction about myself but in the coming weeks I

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Perry St Pond – Spring League 10 – 14th July 2013

The last match of the series arrived and everybody knew which peg they’d be on, my home for the next six hours would be peg 19. My peg is nice and shaded which I was really glad about as another scorching hot day was forecast. The Hoff won the silvers off my peg last week with 6lb 8oz so my plan today was

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Fishery Focus – Dillington Pond

This weeks focus is on Dillington pond, a lovely lake on the Dillington Estate, it’s an irrigation pond with 24 pegs and I’ve been fishing it since it opened in 2006. It’s an Ilminster AA water and you can find the details on the website address listed below. It’s absolutely stuffed with fish and the main species are roach, rudd, perch, chub, eels and

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Perry St Pond – Spring League 9 – 7th July 2013

Well summer has finally arrived and the last few days have been scorchers, I headed to the pond knowing I had either peg 11 or 19 to come. I got there and said hello to everyone and it was nice to see Bish’s face had gone back to normal size and he was wearing a rather fetching t-shirt today. As I went


Fishery Focus – Ilminster Canal

This weeks Fishery Focus is on Ilminster Canal and it’s a venue that’s very dear to my heart. Although my first ever fishing trip was to the Isle, I spent most of my younger years down the canal as it was only a short walk from where I lived. I’ve seen it go from a stagnant pond to a cracking little wild