Month: April 2024

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Summerhayes – Open – 21st April 2024

The following day we headed to Summerhayes for the open on Longs, 23 anglers fishing today and incredibly I managed to draw peg 13 for the second match on the trot. Its a peg I’ve been on a lot recently, brilliant for silvers and after all the time I’ve spent sat on it, you’d think I’d know how to fish it by

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Todber Manor – Silvers Open – 20th April 2024

Saturday we were back at Todber and although the weather looked a bit brighter, it was still deceptively nippy. A full house again as these matches continue to be popular with some fantastic silvers anglers in attendance. When Guy announced the draw, I was fairly near the end of the queue and along with everyone else, was hoping to see 75 on

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Coombe Farm – IAA Summer League 1 – 14th April 2024

This year the Summer League was starting a little earlier and was basically the same format as the previous year apart from a few little tweaks. Before the first match Rob did a draw to decide who would be at each venue. For the first round, it would be draw and choose which would determine your section of three anglers for the

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 13th April 2024

Saturday we headed to Clevedon for the latest of Chris Fox’s opens, the draw time is now a bit later at 9:45 but I still managed to be running late and messaged Nick to say I’d meet him up there for breakfast. Bellies full we headed to Acorn and with a full house of 28 anglers, it was pretty busy in the

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Summerhayes – Open – 7th April 2024

Before I get on to Sunday’s report, the previous evening it was Stoke AA’s presentation night at the working mens club. It was well attended and before the trophies were handed out, the clubs very own magician, Bob Pamplin, entertained us with a selection of tricks. After being suitably amazed and mystified, the second half of the double act and our host

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Todber Manor – Silvers Open – 6th April 2024

After fishing nine matches in eleven days, it was back to work for a couple of days before the weekend arrived again and we were headed back to Todber for a silvers match on Ash. Of course the weather was forecast to be pants with 40mph winds and as Todber is pretty exposed at the best of times, this could be brutal!

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Revels Fishery – Open – 2nd April 2024

I had intended to do ten matches in twelve days but was beginning to feel a bit ‘fished out’ and in need of a lie in (plus the never ending crap weather certainly wasn’t helping!). So today’s trip to Revels would be the ninth and last match of my fishing extravaganza. After meeting PTP at Greggs for breakfast we made the short

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Summerhayes – Open – 1st April 2024

Bank Holiday Monday it was back to Summerhayes for another match on Longs, it was also match number 8 in my fishing marathon. So far, it was going ok, despite lots of early starts, loads of driving and mainly crap weather, I wasn’t feeling too bad and I’d picked up in four of the seven matches. After a disappointing Greggs for breakfast

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Dillington Pond – Charity Match – 31st March 2024

I really enjoyed fishing the feeder in a few matches at Dillington last year so was looking forward to my first visit of 2024. It was a Stoke charity match and Ilminster AA had very kindly let us have the venue for the day. After doing well on 18 last time, I fancied the pegs on the near side but was happy

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Todber Manor – Silvers Open – 30th March 2024

I was really looking forward to this one after having a lovely days fishing a few weeks back, up early we met at Cartgate for breakfast before heading to the fishery. After getting some bait from the shop, it was time to draw and I was hoping (along with everybody else) to see the number 75 when I opened my ticket. Before