Month: January 2020

River Tone – Taunton vs Ilminster – 26th January 2020

I was really looking forward to this one, I’d only ever fished the fabled ‘Fast Stretch’ once and that was a short pleasure session after grayling a few years back. Match weights regularly top 30lb of chub but like any small river you need to draw the right areas. It’s also nearly all stick float fishing and I haven’t wielded one of

River Isle – Ilminster vs Taunton – 19th January 2020

With loads of rain in the week and the river flooded yet again, I was mentally preparing myself for a bit of a grueller on the pond, especially after we’d had a couple of hard frosts. As the weekend approached, the rain stopped and with hardly any on Friday and none forecast for Saturday and Sunday, it was looking like we might

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 4 – 12th January 2020

Once again the weather was kind to us and after being high in the week, the river looked spot on Saturday when I popped down to have a look and I have to say a massive thanks to Rob Cox who cut out the pegs at Hambridge. Sunday morning arrived and there was a decent turnout of 13 for this one including

River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 6 – 5th January 2020

With hardly any rain towards the end of the week, the river should have been nigh on perfect but with so much water about it was dropping painfully slowly and once again it was touch and go whether we’d actually be able to fish it. I popped down on the Saturday to have a look and at Midelney it was high but

Sadborow – Brendon’s Bonus Bash! – 3rd January 2020

With Xmas and New Year out of the way it was time for another ‘Brendon’s Bonus Bash’ at Sadborow, we all met at Millfield cafe for a fantastic breakfast to set us up for the day ahead before heading out the pond. It looked nice with odd fish moving about and when the Tart announced the draw, most people fancied peg 5

2019 Yearly Review

January 2019 After an enjoyable little knock up at Sadborow over the festive period, a few of us arranged another before the Xmas break was over, I ended up on peg 7 and had a lovely day catching 28 carp and 2 decent skimmers for 85lb 15oz and first place picking up £60 plus the all important pound from the Tart. Then for

River Parrett – Open – 31st December 2019

Day three of my fishing trilogy arrived (along with another 5:30 alarm!) and I have to admit I was starting to flag a little bit! It had been touch or go whether this match was going to go ahead, the river had been in the fields but was fining down nicely until Saturday when there were some pumping shenanigans and it rose