All posts by Jamie Rich

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Trinity Waters – Silvers Open – 16th January 2022

With no Ilminster or Stoke matches on this week, I booked into the silvers open at Trinity. It had fished hard the previous week with just 6lb winning the silvers and with three consecutive frosts leading up to the weekend, I could see it being difficult again although it was a few degrees warmer so at least we wouldn’t have to break

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Thorney Lakes – 9th January 2022

Stoke were going to have a winter league last year using some different stretches but Covid put paid to that. This time around, Russell Hilton was organising the five match series with the first round on the River Yeo at Long Load. Pleasure anglers had been reporting good catches of roach, chublets and odd bream so we could be in for a

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Revels Fishery – Open – 3rd January 2022

As it was a Bank Holiday, I booked into the open at Revels. After the usual breakfast stop in Yeovil, I headed to the fishery. The car park was already pretty full as there was a great turnout of 20 anglers fishing this one. Three lakes were being used for todays match, Main, Canal and Woodlanders. The draw got underway and John

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 5 – 2nd January 2022

A New Year and hopefully a new drawing arm for the river! My day didn’t get off to the best of starts when I turned the alarm off twice and woke up an hour late. After rushing about like a headless chicken, I got to the bowling club and still just about had enough time to eat my breakfast before the draw.

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2021 Yearly Review

January/February 2021 Another lockdown meant no match fishing yet again and 2021 carried on where 2020 left off! Highlights – None Lowlights – Covid 19 March 2021 I popped out to Dillington with Steve P for a pleasure session hoping to catch some skimmers on the feeder, a 3lb chub after twenty minutes gave me hope we might get a few but

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Revels Fishery – Silvers Open – 30th December 2021

I was back at Revels for the silvers open and once again the weather was bloody horrible but there was still a great turnout of 15 anglers including Trevor Holmes who I hadn’t seen for years. Several lakes were being used and when the draw commenced, John Barker got peg 20 on Main Lake which is a great silvers peg although its

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Revels Fishery – Open – 28th December 2021

After a really lovely few days of eating too much and watching lots of telly (the Mortimer & Whitehouse Xmas Special was just brilliant), I was gagging to get out and had several matches planned, starting with the open at Revels on Tuesday. I was up early and as I loaded the car, the temperature didn’t feel too bad but it was

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Dillington Pond – Pete Lonton Pairs – 19th December 2021

In memory of Pete, who sadly passed away this year, the club decided to hold a pairs match in his memory. It would be split between the Isle and the pond and I was fishing with Terry ‘The Toast’ once again. Given my recent form on the river (blank, blank and 5oz), it was decided I would be better off at Dillington!

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Ash Ponds – Stoke Xmas Fayre – 12th December 2021

For my third Xmas match on the trot, it was Stokes turn to provide the festive fun and hopefully some fish! Not only was it my first time fishing this event, it was also on a new venue for me, Ash Ponds. I initially thought it was the Ash Ponds I fished with Ilminster and Chard many years ago but that was

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River Isle – Chris Patten Xmas Fayre – 5th December 2021

For the second of my trilogy of festive fixtures, it was the Chris Patten Xmas Fayre. Another match I always look forward to although after blanking in the previous two river matches, I didn’t want to make it a hat trick! The day got off to a great start at the bowling club with a cracking breakfast and plenty of banter. Always