All posts by Jamie Rich

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River Parrett – Stoke vs Ilminster (Axminster Cup) – 6th September 2020

I’ve really enjoyed these inter-club matches and this year Ilminster fielded a team of 12 which is a brilliant turnout. We all met at the bowling club for breakfast before heading to Martock to do the draw and lock horns with our mortal foes! Last year we narrowly beat Stoke on the Parrett but they got their revenge at Dillington so honours

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Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Carp & Coarse Pellets

For part five of this series which started last year, I thought I’d have a look at the Carp & Coarse Pellets which I use a lot of, especially in the Summer. They’re available from 2mm right up to 11mm but I tend to use the micros and 6mm sizes for most of my commercial fishing and occasionally 4mm and 8mm. They

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Covey Fisheries – Open – 30th August 2020

The lovely Steve Chant has been running some opens here and after having a cracking day on bunghole peg 1 last time, I was hoping for more of the same this time, especially after a nightmare week with difficulties caring for dad, a £600 vets bill (not for dad!) and my back going when I was picking up dog poo! My week

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Hebditch’s Pond – Charity Match – 26th August 2020

Chris W was keen to hold another charity match but with virtually no free weekends, he arranged one for midweek and I booked a days leave so I could fish, it filled up in no time and the Grand Wizard and Dave S went out and cut a new peg in the reeds but there was a wasps nest nearby and Chris

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River Parrett – J. Irish Trophy – 23rd August 2020

We were back at Parrett Works again for this one and I’d been looking forward to it all week, especially after a fair bit of rain. It had been pretty wet, windy and wild during the week but thankfully it had settled down a bit as we approached Sunday and hopefully a tinge of colour and some pace should see the river

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Going Through The Motions (Or The Four Deadly Sins Of Angling!)

I’ve fished a few matches lately where I’ve felt I’ve been ‘going through the motions’ and after a bad result you end up driving home, deflated and questioning your ability. Now when I say ‘going through the motions’  it can mean several things, for example fishing a certain way because that’s how you always done it or approaching a venue using a

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Summerhayes – Open – 16th August 2020

It was back to Summerhayes and Longs on Sunday and after the last match where I’d struggled on 33, I was hoping to avoid the 30’s and maybe have a change of scenery down on the bottom bank which seems to be the place to draw for silvers at the moment. I met Steve ‘The Pole’, Terry ‘The Toast’ and ‘Bombardier’ Payne

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Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Pro Natural Dark and Extra

I’ve been a big fan Pro Natural since it first came out and use the range for practically all of my fishing on natural/non commercial venues. Over the last few years, the range has expanded to cover most situations on rivers and lakes. Pro Natural Pro Natural Extra Pro Natural Dark Pro Natural Fine Lake Dark Pro Natural Bream Pro Natural Bream

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Todber Manor – Open – 12th August 2020

I’d booked a week off work and really wanted to fish somewhere so when I saw Todber had a match on, I stuck my name down. It’s been fishing it’s head off with huge winning weights and 300lb plus needed to frame, I was hoping I’d be able to have a nice days silvers fishing as I don’t own enough keepnets to

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River Parrett – Mrs Williams Cup – 9th August 2020

It was back to the Parrett Works stretch for another Stoke match and once again The Ranch was open for breakfast, I went for the Full English this time and it was lovely although nearly too much for me! Then it was time for the draw and even though he wasn’t fishing with us this week, Chris W decided our fates for