Month: December 2019

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Todber Manor – Open – 30th December 2019

For day two of my fishing triathlon I was back at Todber and hoping for a better day than the 10lb I had in the Xmas match. After another rude awakening from the alarm at 5:30, I loaded the car in the dark before heading to Cartgate for breakfast and then down to deepest, darkest Dorset. Pulling into the car park, there

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Perry St Pond – 29th December 2019

With a free date in the Ilminster club ticket and lots of people away, I booked into the Chard match at Perry St and it’s nice to be able to just turn up and enjoy breakfast (even if the Tart was there!) and not have to worry about taking money and people moaning about pegs etc. I was up early and met

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Tim Ford Interview

My latest interview is with top match angler and fellow blogger Tim Ford, Hi Tim, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I’ve been reading your blog for years so it was nice to finally meet you in the flesh at Tobder the other week, so why ‘Cluckers Peg’? and how did you get into blogging? Thank

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Ilminster Canal – 22nd December 2019

With the crazy amount of rain we’ve been getting I don’t think anyone expected to get on the river this week and we went from having nine or ten booked in to just six and when I walked into the bowling club on Sunday morning we were down to just four, so a knock up then! For a change we thought we’d

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Hebditch’s Pond – Chris Patten Xmas Fayre – 15th December 2019

Earlier in the week I had thought there was a really good chance of us fishing the Xmas Fayre on the river but loads of rain as we approached the weekend soon put paid to that. As I was fishing Todber on Saturday, Hurf and Rob said they’d have a look and let me know what the state of play was. To

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Todber Manor Xmas Match – 14th December 2019

I’ve really enjoyed fishing Todber and would like to fish it a lot more so when I saw the Xmas Match advertised on Facebook, I stuck my name down and the 90 pegs sold out in no time. I was really looking forward to it although the weather leading up to the weekend was horrendous and although Saturday was supposed to be

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River Parrett – Ilminster Warehouse League 5 – 8th December 2019

For round five we decided to use Midelney and Muchelney, two of my favourite stretches that are rammed with fish, they are SLAC waters so we can’t close them for the match but I popped down on Saturday to have a look and put some pegs in. I had originally planned to put three above and below the bridge at Midelney and

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Thermos Stainless King Flask Review

Most of us at some point have experienced that horrible feeling when you grab your flask out of your carryall on a cold day and you’re looking forward to a nice hot drink only to hear that horrible broken glass rattle of another dead flask. Stainless steel all but solved that problem and I’ve had some that have lasted me years but

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 3 – 1st December 2019

After heavy rain earlier in the week, it finally abated and things were looking good for the river although the temperature did drop a few degrees as the weekend approached. Waking up Sunday morning, we’d had a frost and winter had definitely arrived. After a hearty breakfast at the bowling club, it was time to draw and on my mental wishlist for