Month: August 2014

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Dillington Pond – Summer League 9 – 31st August 2014

After getting a soaking on Monday, I was relieved to wake up and see the sun shining through the window this morning. I loaded the car and was quite looking forward to a nice days roach fishing and on arriving at the pub for the draw, it was actually quite busy as a few more new faces had turned up. Big Frank


Summerhayes – Pairs Festival Day Two – 25th August 2014

On waking up, the forecasters had got it right for once as it was raining, I got to the draw and although it was wet, it wasn’t too windy for a change. I said hello to everyone and had a coffee, Rob Kingston paid me his pound from yesterday but Reece wanted double or quits which I agreed to as you’re more likely to


Summerhayes – Pairs Festival Day One – 24th August 2014

I normally fish a few of Pete’s two day events but this year I’ve had fixture clashes on most of the Bank Holidays and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to fish this one unless I could find a partner. Glynn Wickham said his dad, Ray, was looking for someone and as he likes to fish for silvers as well, we paired

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Dillington Pond – Summer League 8 – 17th August 2014

In the last match Tackleuk’s Ashley Tomkins battered us all with nearly 22lb of quality roach and rudd caught shallow but I wasn’t too upset as it proved the whip is beatable. To be honest I tried fishing shallow that match and got it all wrong so was determined to do a better job today. I got to the draw with five

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Andy Neal Interview

As promised recently here is the fourth in my series of interviews with some top names in the match fishing world. This time around, Bait Tech and Frenzee consultant, Andy Neal, tells us a bit more about what makes him tick.  Hi Andy, thanks for agreeing to answer my questions, let’s start with some easy ones, Against Men and Fish –

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Nick Gilbert Floats XT Mini Gimps Review

Recently I was lucky enough to win one of the Nick Gilbert giveaways on the excellent Match Fishing Scene forum, it really is one of the better forums which has loads of giveaways and offers and they seem like a friendly bunch that hold quite a few matches (although I haven’t managed to get to one yet) as well as loads of

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th August 2014

While I was looking forward to the match on Longs, I wasn’t looking forward to being on the tail-end of hurricane Bertha! I got to the draw fairly early and it wasn’t that windy at all!, perhaps they’d got it wrong or it had missed us! I picked up some keepnets before paying my pools and having a cup of coffee. Pete

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Dillington Pond – Summer League 7 – 3rd August 2014

My last visit to Dillington in June was a bit of a disaster and I ended up with 9lb 8oz for nowhere and I was a long way off the pace so I was expecting another battering from the whip boys this week. I got to the Oak for the draw and Bruce wasn’t fishing today as he’s poorly so get well

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Drennan Crystal Dibbers and Visi Case Reviews

I’m a big fan of all things Drennan and during my 35 years as a fisherman I have used literally hundreds of their products including floats, hooks, line, catapults and rods among many other items, in fact you name it and Drennan now make it. Once famed for mainly terminal tackle, the company now makes rods, reels, poles and even produces a seatbox