Month: December 2023

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Acorn Fishery – Silvers Open – 28th December 2023

I was supposed to be fishing a match at Revels yesterday but with very strong winds and rains forecast, only four of us turned up so it was cancelled. Today we were booked in for the silvers open at Acorn but the weather was due to be rubbish again. After meeting Nick, Jenny and Parker ‘The Pole’ for breakfast we headed up

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Summerhayes – Open – 26th December 2023

Boxing Day and it was back to Summerhayes, the first task was to find somewhere for breakfast and after driving to three separate places that were all closed, I was running out of options but Greggs in Bridgwater services came to my rescue! When I arrived at the fishery, there was a decent turnout of 14 including Bruce Hunt who I haven’t

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Summerhayes – Open – 24th December 2023

It was back to Summerhayes on Xmas Eve and the match was on Sellicks which is my favourite lake. After a quick stop for breakfast with Parker ‘The Pole’ we headed to Bridgwater. 12 of us fishing today including Bill ‘The Silvers Slayer’ Hopping who had on a very impressive hat! The wind was howling down the lake so I was hoping

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Acorn Fishery – Xmas Match – 23rd December 2023

With some time off over the Xmas period, I booked into lots of matches starting with a festive fixture at Acorn where there was a fantastic turnout of 31 fishing. Des welcomed everyone before announcing the draw and with Zoe holding the bag, the usual scrum for pegs ensued. I got in quite early and pulled out number 22 by the bridge

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Revels Fishery – Open – 19th December 2023

I haven’t been down to Revels for a while so booked a day off to fish the Tuesday open and met Parker ‘The Pole’ for breakfast before heading to the fishery. 19 anglers fishing today and as it was also a Xmas match, complimentary hot drinks and bacon rolls were laid on which were very much appreciated and Bob C brought on

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Moorlands Farm – Angling Trust Zerofit Silvers Qualifier – 17th December 2023

I’ve been really enjoying doing some of the various silverfish qualifiers and visiting different venues and the latest one saw us heading to Moorlands Farm in Kidderminster. After meeting Nick we made the two hour trip up the M5 and when we arrived at the fishery, Andy Saunders and Stu White were already there and John Fuidge turned up soon after. While

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 16th December 2023

Saturday we were back at Acorn for the last of Chris Fox’s matches this year, the pond was flat calm and I said to Nick I thought 15lb would be a good silvers weight today. Chris announced the draw and I really fancied 38 or 40 but 33 attached itself to my hand, although it’s not been very good lately, being a

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th December 2023

It was supposed to be Stoke’s Xmas Fayre on Sunday but due to floods everywhere they had to cancel (it will now be held in January) so I phoned and booked us into Summerhayes. After a cracking brekkie at the bowling club we arrived to find the car park rammed with a club match on Sellicks and 25 booked into the open

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White Springs – Fish South Silvers Qualifier – 9th December 2023

I’d really enjoyed my first silvers qualifier at Ivy House back in October and after watching Mikey Williams fishing White Springs on YouTube where the silvers fishing looked epic, I booked a ticket for this one. Obviously the weather has turned a lot colder (and now wetter!) and the weights have dropped off a bit but I was still really looking forward

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River Isle – Chris Patten Xmas Fayre – 3rd December 2023

I haven’t fished the river since 29th Jan when I blanked at Hambridge and I must admit I was hoping for rain so we’d be on the pond which has been fishing well. Alas my prayers weren’t answered and the river it was. As always there was a great turnout with lots of faces I haven’t seen since last year including George