Month: September 2021

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Trinity Waters – 26th September 2021

The next Stoke match saw us back at Trinity and looking at the blog the last time we were here was over two years ago, where does the time go? In that match I won the silvers by default with 13lb 12oz but got distracted from my plan and tried fishing for carp when I should have stuck to fishing for silvers.

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Revels Fishery – Open – 21st September 2021

After my first visit a few weeks back when I had a lovely day, I’d been itching to get back so booked a day off work to fish the Tuesday open. Up bright and early, I stopped for breakfast at the Airfield Tavern in Yeovil which was very nice before heading to the fishery. I arrived in good time and the first

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Dillington Pond – Bob Hammond Memorial Match – 19th September 2021

I always look forward to Bob’s match, to remember a lovely guy and as it’s rod only, it’s nice to do something a little different and of course we raise some money for a worthwhile cause. There was a great turnout once again, although last years winner, Baz, couldn’t defend his title as he was still out of action with his bad

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River Stour – Air Ambulance Open – 18th September 2021

I’ve been dying to fish the Stour after seeing posts and videos Des Shipp was putting on Facebook, it looked lovely, balling in groundbait and catching roach along with skimmers and bream in some pegs and even the odd tench. Russell Hilton asked if I fancied going down to fish this open in aid of the air ambulance but then realised he

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 9 – 12th September 2021

Before I get on to this weeks report, I had the awful news yesterday that my very good friend John ‘Janders’ Anderson had passed away. He’d been poorly for a few years and his wife phoned me around a month ago to say he’d taken a turn for the worse. I first met him in the early 90’s when I began fishing

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Guest Blog – The Fishing Index

In 2013 I moved from Sunny Rhyl in North Wales down to Bristol. Whilst looking forward to a new city, job, and life, I was also very excited about finding new places to fish! I quickly found there were lots of websites with information, but these were mostly text-based, I was never able to add filters to find exactly what I was

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River Parrett – Stoke vs Ilminster (Axminster Cup) – 5th September 2021

Now in it’s third year, Stoke vs Ilminster continues to be a very popular match which is great but also poses it’s own problems in that it can make pegging difficult with increased numbers. Stoke decided to use both Parrett Works and Kingsbury sections for this one with most people hoping to draw the latter. It’s was also the Axminster Cup and

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Revels Fishery – Open – 31st August 2021

Baz has been telling me for ages I ought to try Revels for a nice days silvers fishing, so with a week off work, I arranged to go. After two early starts I must admit when my alarm went off at 5:45, I was flagging a bit! We met at the Airfield Tavern in Yeovil for breakfast which was really good before

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Summerhayes – Open – 30th August 2021

For my second of three matches in as many days I’d booked into Summerhayes on Bank Holiday Monday. After a disappointing result yesterday, I didn’t have high hopes for today as I’ve been struggling for any kind of form for a long time and have rather lost my way with catching silvers. I met Terry and Steve for breakfast at the Brewers

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 8 – 29th August 2021

With Leighton away, I was running this one and although we had a slightly reduced turnout of ten it was nice to see the clubs vice chairman, Phil H, fishing his first match and also Taunton’s Dan Baldwin who was joining us today. After everybody had arrived, I got Chris H to draw for me and he pulled out number 18, not