Month: July 2022


Ilminster Angling Association – The Dace Cup

The Dace Cup was presented to the club by Minsterstone Ltd and was for the biggest weight of dace in a match. In the early days the cup would be fished for in a designated match but in the later years it was the biggest weight of dace caught during the season. 1972-73 – J. Tovey (1lb 15oz) 1973-74 – T. Payne


River Parrett – Huntsman Cup – 24th July 2022

We were at Kingsbury for the third Stoke river match and with the weather forecast set to be a little more agreeable I was really looking forward to it. After another of Charlotte’s excellent brekkies we headed to Martock for the draw. There was a great turnout of 16 anglers and Bob let us know where all the pegs were and then


Ilminster Angling Association – The New Year Shield

The next trophy on the list is The New Year Shield (I’ve included weights where available), 1978 – R Crockett (98 pts) 1979 – C Patten (11lb 2oz) 1980 – D Back (2lb 2.5oz) 1981 – A Green (2lb 10oz) 1982 – D Priddle (6lb 10oz) 1983 – T Pearce (3lb 7oz) 1984 – R. M. Filler (10lb 5oz) 1985 – D


Ilminster Angling Association – The Club Cup

As I mentioned in the last post, I’m looking at the Club Cup and it’s winners first as I try to document IAA’s trophies and winners over the years. The Club Cup (or Annual Challenge Cup) was contested as far back as 1956 and the first winner was J. Mathrick, here’s the full list of winners on the trophy. 1956 – J.


Summerhayes – Open – 17th July 2022

Summerhayes was the destination for Sundays match which was on Longs. There was a great turn out of 21 anglers and Pete got the draw underway starting with the golden peg and the number 3 was plucked from the bucket. My name was midway down the list and I got peg 13 for the day, a decent area for silvers. Jacko ended


Ilminster Angling Association – Through The Years

If you read the blog regularly, you might recall I went to Stoke AA’s presentation night and really enjoyed it (you can read that post here) but it also got me thinking about the trophies IAA used to compete for and that I kind of miss that side of it. In this day and age of social media, fishing results are instantly


Revels Fishery – Open – 12th July 2022

I always enjoy my Tuesday trips to Revels starting with the obligatory breakfast of course! As I pulled up outside the shop, Dean had only just opened up which meant I was first on the list when draw time came around. I have mixed feelings about being top of the list, it does obviously mean all the pegs, good and bad are


River Parrett – Novice Shield – 10th July 2022

After doing well in the previous two matches on the Parrett, I was looking forward to this one, although it was due to be scorching hot which wouldn’t do us any favours. We were at Parrett Works again and there was another great turnout of 18 anglers fishing this one. The draw was announced and I had a mental wish list of


Hebditch’s Pond – Ruthie’s Cup – 6th July 2022

Stoke AA raise a lot of money for the Oncology Unit at Yeovil Hospital (I think it was a fantastic £2000 last year) and it’s a cause close to so many peoples hearts as there aren’t many that haven’t been touched in some way by cancer. Chris White very recently lost his daughter, Ruthie, to that vile disease so he and Harry


Revels Fishery – Open – 5th July 2022

I’d booked some time off work with lots of fishing planned over the next few weeks at some of my favourite venues, starting with a Tuesday trip to Revels. Up bright and early and after another really nice breakfast in Yeovil, I was soon pulling into the entrance to the fishery. Fourteen anglers fishing today with Main and Dead Tree lakes being