Month: December 2015


2015 Yearly Review

Here’s my look back at last year January 2015 The first match of the year saw us at Dillington and with it being mild and the pond coloured I was hoping it would fish well. Everybody had plenty of bites but the whip boys dominated and Justin Charles on the end peg won with 13lb 6oz and he had some quality roach. I

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Dillington Pond – 27th December 2015

With no scheduled match this week, a few of us decided to have a knock-up out the pond. I was a bit late getting there (nothing new there then!) and there were only half a dozen of us fishing today which was a bit of a shame but with the weather still exceptionally mild for the time of year and plenty of fish

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Dillington Pond – V.E.S. Precision League 4 – 20th December 2015

With awful weather again on Saturday we were back out the pond for this one and there were fourteen anglers booked in. After coffee and a sausage sarnie, it was time to head out the pond for the draw as Scott was meeting us out there. There were three golden pegs today, 13, 18 and 19 and there was a good chance

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SSP Baits Review

It’s always exciting when a new bait company appears on the scene and if Facebook is anything to go by, there’s a new boilie making firm springing up every five minutes, but for the match and pleasure anglers among us it’s a relative rarity as there are a few big names that dominate the market. I suppose the last one to burst

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River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 5 – 13th December 2015

With no real rain to speak of, we would be back on the river today and arriving for the draw it was nice to see the Tackleuk baggers back again although Ashley was looking a bit rough as he was suffering from a serious bout of man flu. Looking at the pegs in today, there were some real crackers like 128, 129

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Dillington Pond – Xmas Fayre – 6th December 2015

The weather was horrendous yesterday with really strong winds as Storm Desmond gave the country a battering, so Rob decided to put us all on the pond today rather than have us spread out all over the river if the weather was going to be grim again. I got to the pub for the draw and as always this match was well attended

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Mark Hoye Interview

My latest interview is with Mark Hoye, Operations Director of exciting new bait firm, SSP Baits. Against Men and Fish – Hi Mark, I first met you at Gillhams Resort in Thailand in 2012 and it would be fair to say you’ve packed rather a lot in between then and now! Firstly, SSP Baits, you’re latest venture, can you tell us a