All posts by Jamie Rich

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 3 – 29th January 2023

If 2022 was a brilliant year fishing wise for me, 2023 so far has been anything but! At least the weather was a bit better today, the temperature a couple of degrees warmer and there would be no ice-breaking required this week. Breakfast as always was superb (thanks Charlotte) and the banter was top notch as we waited for the draw. The

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Trinity Waters – Silvers Open – 21st January 2023

When I saw Trinity had advertised a silvers open, I booked in along with Parker ‘The Pole’ and Nick P. While I was Acorn the previous day, Mish messaged to say they were iced over but they would break it to hopefully make it easier for us the next day, which was nice. Another really cold morning greeted me as I loaded

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 21st January 2023

I really enjoyed my first two visits to Acorn and when I saw Chris Fox was running some Saturday opens, I booked in for the first one and Nick said he fancied it too. Once again the weather decided to kick us squarely in the spuds, not wind and rain this time but freezing temperatures with fisheries iced over and matches called

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Dillington Pond – IAA Winter League 2 – 15th January 2023

With the river flooded, we were at Dillington Pond for round two of the winter league where hopefully we should all get a few bites. Breakfast at the bowling club was lovely as always and we were well looked after by Drew and Charlotte. When it came to draw time, Rob entrusted the ‘Wheels of Doom’ to me and when my name

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Revels Fishery – Silvers Open – 14th January 2023

I was really looking forward to this one and it’s great to see fisheries holding more silvers matches although once again the weather was looking grim and I’m beginning to expect nothing less at weekends! Norts joined us for breakfast before we headed to Revels, only seven of us fishing today (several cried off due to the weather) with three on Middle

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Summerhayes – Open – 8th January 2023

The forecast was pretty grim again for the weekend and I think everybody is fed up with it now, we met at the bowling club for breakfast where Drew looked after us and the food and banter was top notch. Then we headed to the fishery and there was a decent turnout of 17 considering the weather and the fact there were

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Summerhayes – Open – 2nd January 2023

After a couple of bad results to round off 2022, I was hoping for better things in my last match of the festive period and the first of the New Year. Summerhayes was the destination and once again Nick sorted us out with breakfast and we all bunged a fiver in the charity pot. I was hoping we’d be on Sellicks but

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2022 Yearly Review

I’ve decided to do something a little different with my yearly review this time around. In previous years, I’ve just done a shortened rehash of every match which makes for a rather lengthy post that I’m sure is as boring for you to read as it is for me to write! Hopefully, you follow the blog and regularly read my posts so

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Revels Fishery – Silvers Open – 31st December 2022

I really enjoyed this match last year, there was a brilliant turnout and despite the weather being atrocious, the weights were really close with just ounces separating several places. It was a case of deja vu as the forecast was just as bad for today. I met Nick and Harry at the Airfield for breakfast before heading to the venue, the rain

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Ilminster Angling Association – The Open

Following on from the earlier post about the IAA Xmas Fayre and its winners, I’ve done the same with the Open which was sponsored by Enterprise Angling for many years. The earliest result I could find for the IAA Open was from 22nd February 1976, I thought it might be quite interesting to list the numbers who fished and weighed in where