Month: March 2015

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Summerhayes – Open – 29th March 2015

Last week Pete said todays match would be on Longs unless there were more than twenty fishing, in which case we would be split over Longs and Sellicks with separate pay outs for both. We got there in good time and with twenty four anglers fishing there would be twelve on each lake. I didn’t mind which lake I drew but a

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Summerhayes – Open – 22nd March 2015

The match was due to be on Sellicks today but as always it depends on numbers and if there are more than sixteen anglers, Pete puts in several pegs on Lily. As me and Janders pulled into the car park, it was rammed! We soon found out that there were 31 anglers booked in for today which meant nearly all the pegs

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The Big One – 21st March 2015

I really look forward to my annual trip to Farnborough, it’s a chance to see some of the new gear the big firms have got coming out, there are bargains to be had and you can get up close and personal with some of the biggest stars in angling. This year Steve Hurford came along to keep me company and it was his first

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Summerhayes – Open – 15th March 2015

I was looking forward to fishing my first match of the year on Longs, especially as there’s been a recent influx of good sized bream. These new fish have been feeding well and anglers have been catching bags to 50lb meaning people can target silvers and have a realistic chance of winning the match. Janders was keeping me company today and on arriving,

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Dillington Pond – Rod Only Match – 8th March 2015

Today’s match was a bit of fun but also an experiment to see if we could catch some of the venues bigger fish by using feeder or waggler tactics. As the pond has evolved over the years, lots of different methods have come to the fore but the feeder has never really proved to be that successful, which I’m convinced is down to the

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Dillington Pond – Barney’s Pairs Open – 1st March 2015

After my elastic disaster last week, I re-elasticated three top kits yesterday, two with Daiwa blue hydro and the third with yellow hydro which I was trying for the first time today. I got to the Oak for the draw and it was nice to see there were eight pairs fishing today and along with the regulars it was great to see