Month: October 2023

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Revels Fishery – Open – 24th October 2023

If you read the blog regularly you can’t have failed to notice I’m fishing more matches than ever but also the knock on effect is that I’ve got a constant backlog of posts and the reports are taking longer and longer to appear online. So apologies if you’ve noticed the delay and if you haven’t you probably don’t read the blog anyway

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Ash Ponds – 22nd October 2023

On Sunday we were back at Ash Ponds for the latest Stoke match and would be on Ponds 2 and 3 again. Both lakes are rammed full of fish but weights on the former tend to be a little lower and there is a better head of silvers while lots of keepnets are required for the latter, hence me hoping to draw

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Acorn Fishery – Charlie Barnes Memorial Match – 21st October 2023

The first time I fished Acorn was this match last year and I absolutely loved it (if you haven’t seen that report it’s here), it was held in December and being colder the weights were fairly modest and carp weren’t too much of a problem. This year it was a little earlier and with the weather still very mild, the silvers weights

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Revels Fishery – Open – 17th October 2023

It was back to Revels on Tuesday and it certainly feels like winter’s on the way now as it’s quite chilly in the mornings. After meeting Parker ‘The Pole’ for breakfast we made our way to the fishery. 18 anglers booked in today and we were on Main and Dead Tree lakes. Jason and Dean got the draw underway and after being

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Stoke – 15th October 2023

I love the inter-club matches and competition is always fierce between the two teams of elite athletes. After the first leg on the Parrett back in June, Ilminster AA were taking a 7 point lead into round two which was being held on Dillington and Coombe lakes. We all met at the bowling club for breakfast before it was time for the

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 14th October 2023

Saturday was the final match in Chris Fox’s summer series which Gareth Boycott had sown up with a match to spare. After breakfast we got to the fishery in good time and had a look round the now complete lake which brings the number of pegs up to 40 (I think!). Chris announced the draw and after delving into the bag, I

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Dillington Pond – Bob Hammond Memorial Match – 8th October 2023

This is the fifth year we’ve fished Bob’s match (where does the time go?) and it’s one I always look forward to as it’s rod only and I rarely get the opportunity to fish the feeder these days. Most of us met at the bowling club for breakfast and were well looked after as always (thanks Charlotte). The draw time arrived and

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Revels Fishery – Open – 3rd October 2023

I love the silvers fishing at Revels and as I haven’t been for a few weeks I booked a day off work to fish the Tuesday open. First up was breakfast at Greggs in Yeovil with Parker ‘The Pole’ which was good before we headed to the venue. The car park was really busy again with 22 anglers fishing today which is

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Summerhayes – Open – 1st October 2023

Sunday it was back to Summerhayes but on Longs this time, Nick and me had a lovely brekkie at the bowling club (thanks Charlotte) which set us up for the day (unlike yesterdays effort!). 17 fishing and the golden peg today was number 26, I got called up to draw and only pulled out the bonus ball again! It’s towards the bottom

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 30th September 2023

A double header at Summerhayes this weekend, starting with a silvers open on Sellicks. Nick and me stopped at the new McDonalds in Ilminster for breakfast which wasn’t great and didn’t really fill me up! Quite a busy car park again with 14 anglers fishing this one which is a decent number for Sellicks. Pete got the draw underway and when it