Month: November 2023

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Trinity Waters – 26th November 2023

Sunday was Stoke’s last points match of the year and Trinity Waters was the venue, with the drop in temperature, a tough day was on the cards with most predicting 8-10lb to be a good silvers weight. This match would also decide the winners of the Championship, Rose Bowl and Silvers Bowl trophies. I had been in contention for all three (plus

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 25th November 2023

Up early for another open at Acorn and we’d had a wicked frost which was a bit of a shock to the system. I met Nick and after a quick stop for breakfast we made the short drive to the fishery, at the draw I continued my habit of drawing the same pegs when 36 attached itself to my hand. Not my

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Landsend – Silvers Only – 19th November 2023

I haven’t fished Landsend for a while so when I saw Tony R advertising a silvers only match on FB, I booked in along with Nick and Parker The Pole who both said they fancied it as well. There was a slight twist compared to the usual matches in that F1’s which normally count as silvers wouldn’t today. A nice, civilized 9:00

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Summerhayes – Champion of Champions Silvers Final – 18th November 2023

On Saturday it was Champion of Champions Silvers Final at Summerhayes, they’re great matches with some serious money to be won. Basically throughout the year, a pound from the entry fee of each match goes into the pot and if you win one or the silvers you qualify for the respective final and with pools on the day as well, the pay

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Summerhayes – Open – 12th November 2023

After a disappointing day yesterday we were back at Summerhayes for the Sunday open but on Sellicks this time, which is my favourite lake as there aren’t as many carp or tiny silvers. We met at the bowling club for breakfast (thanks Charlotte) and were joined by the Grand Wiz and Chanter who were fishing the Chard winter series. With our bellies

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Summerhayes – Memorial Match – 11th November 2023

We were at Summerhayes on Saturday for a memorial match to remember Charlie Barnes, Clive Cunningham and Ray Wickham. Jeff welcomed the 22 anglers and said the payout would be for the overall winner and then four sections. I haven’t been for a while but apparently the pegs towards the top end of the track (the mid thirties) have been winning the

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Revels Fishery – 5th November 2023

Sunday we were at Revels for a Stoke match but not before the breakfast club assembled at the Airfield Tavern which set us up for the day. On arriving at the fishery I was a bit gutted to learn we were on Main and Trendles as I thought we were using Middle today (not that I would have drawn it anyway!). Norts

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 4th November 2023

With no matches planned for Saturday I was actually quite looking forward to having a lie in and a day not doing very much. Then Zoe advertised an impromptu open on FB and I couldn’t resist, Nick didn’t require much persuading either! It was a wet and windy start but after breakfast it stopped raining although when we got to the fishery,

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Lodden Lakes – Simms Silvers – 29th October 2023

After fishing Ivy House for the first time yesterday and loving it, Sunday saw me at another venue I’ve wanted to fish for ages, Lodden Lakes near Gillingham, for a Stoke match. Quite a few of us met at Cartgate for breakfast before heading off in convoy with Andy S taking the lead as nobody knew where we were going! We initially

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Ivy House – Fish South Silvers Qualifier – 28th October 2023

There’s some great silvers competitions around at the moment including a new one organised by Fish South so when the tickets went on sale, I thought I’d give it a go and bought a couple for Ivy House, a new venue for me. Not knowing anything about it, I spoke to Stu White who fishes it a fair bit and he couldn’t