Month: January 2024

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Viaduct Fishery – Open – 27th January 2024

Something a little bit different on Saturday, with the Viaduct fishing really well for silvers, I booked in for only my third match there in 11 years! Trying to get some info, I messaged Sam Williams who has been doing really well there and he couldn’t have been more helpful, cheers mate! After a frosty start I met Nick for breakfast at

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Richard Chapman Interview

I haven’t done an interview since the Covid lockdown so another was well overdue and I really enjoyed this one…… Hi Richard, thank you very much for agreeing to answer my questions, Firstly can you tell us a little bit about yourself, how you got into fishing and the first fish you caught? It was a bit of a strange one, I’d

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Summerhayes – Open – 21st January 2024

I was looking forward to fishing Sellicks on Sunday although once again another named storm was due to let us have it with both barrels later on. The day started off nicely though with breakfast at the bowling club (thanks Charlotte) before we headed to Bridgwater. With 22 anglers fishing today it would be rather cosy and the silvers match had fished

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White Springs – Fish South Silvers Qualifier – 20th January 2024

After really enjoying our first visit to White Springs in December, Nick and me booked in for another Fish South qualifier on Saturday. Leading up to the weekend, the weather had been horrendous all over the country with sub zero temperatures, venues frozen over and loads of matches cancelled. To be honest I was expecting this one to be called off as

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How We Fish – Book Review

I was contacted recently by HarperCollins, the book publishers, to ask if I’d like to review How We Fish: The Love, Life and Joy of the Riverbank by Paul Whitehouse and John Bailey. Now I’m a big fan of Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing on BBC2 so of course I said yes. Now obviously the book is titled ‘How We Fish’ and

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Ash Ponds – Stoke Xmas Fayre – 14th January 2024

Sunday was Stokes rearranged Xmas Fayre match on Ash Ponds and Parrett Works with 13 anglers on the river and 19 split between Ponds 2 and 3 at Ash. You could choose which venue you preferred and I went for Ash 2 as when I fished it for the first time in 2021, I’d really enjoyed it catching carp and some silvers

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Landsend – Open – 13th January 2024

Nick and me headed to Landsend on Saturday for the open match on lake 2, twelve of us fishing today so basically every other peg in. I drew 19 on the far side which looked nice with a gap in the island and Nick was down on 15. It was pretty chilly and with the pond flat calm and painfully clear, it

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Summerhayes – Open – 7th January 2024

We were back at Summerhayes on the Sunday but it was Longs this time and I must admit I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it as it’s been the tougher of the two lakes recently with 5-6lb winning the silvers. After Sellicks fished hard the previous day, I thought 4lb would be a good weight, especially with 23 anglers fishing and another

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 6th January 2024

The weekend arrived and with it, finally some decent weather, after a nice breakfast the day got off to a great start when Pete handed me £30 for having the best silvers weight of the year in 2023 with 45lb 7oz. Only 9 of us fishing today so plenty of room, I said to Zooner before the start I wanted to be

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Revels Fishery – Open – 2nd January 2024

For my first match of the New Year it was back to Revels but once again, the weather was awful and forecast to get worse as the day went on – great! I met Parker ‘The Pole’ at Greggs in Yeovil for breakfast and we bumped into Norts who was also stuffing his face! When we arrived, there were only three other