All posts by Jamie Rich

Steve Lockett Interview

My latest interview is with angling journalist and conservationist, Steve Lockett. Hi Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions; Our paths first crossed back in 2012 when we chatted on an angling forum and you suggested doing a feature on the River Isle and in doing so helped me realise a long-term ambition of appearing in

Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Taunton – 11th November 2018

After a really enjoyable match at Stathe, it was our turn to host Taunton for the return leg on the Isle which has been in brilliant form but of course Mother Nature decided to intervene and loads of rain on Friday put paid to that with the river in the fields at Hambridge. I have to say at this point a massive

The Archives – Part 12 – Pairs And Shares! (1996 cont’d)

When I left you in the last instalment, Andy Saunders and myself were lying in joint second place with Nicky Collins and Mike Stone in the popular Chard Spring Pairs league behind Tony Rixon and Pete Sivell. Me and Andy were also in shares and so far he’d picked up every match whereas I hadn’t contributed any money! The penultimate round on May

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 4th November 2018

Round two and we were back at Redbridge, Isle Brewers and Hambridge, Rob, Steve and me walked it Saturday and the dredger had been down through Redbridge and Isle Brewers, which opened up a few swims although the river was still painfully low and clear. As per usual, we met at the bowling club and there was another great turnout with fifteen fishing including Paul

Fishing Mum Interview

Hi Fishing Mum, thank so much for agreeing to answer my questions, firstly can you tell us a little bit about how you became the ‘Fishing Mum’? Did you start fishing so you could go with your son or were you fishing first? Logan’s always been into fishing with his Dad and Grandad, but I never got involved or had any interest

River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 2 – 28th October 2018

I missed the first one so a decent result would be needed or my league would be over before it started! For this league we’re not allowed to use the same pegs as the V.E.S. so I decided to try Midelney again, obviously we can’t close or peg the water so essentially we’d just turn up and pleasure fish. I’d been down to check

Different Gravy

In my last post, I looked at luck and the part it plays in match fishing and things you can do to swing the odds in your favour. I touched on the fact that given all the variables, it’s all the more impressive when you see the level of consistency some of the top anglers perform at. Within match angling you have

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 21st October 2018

I always look forward to the start of this league, I’ve only ever won it once and would dearly love to win it again. It’s normally a popular league and we had fifteen anglers booked in for the first one including Digger Denslow who used to fish the river years ago, Steve Maynard who travelled up from Cornwall and Ben Simmonds who was fishing

Summerhayes – Champion of Champions Silvers Final – 14th October 2018

Following on from the success of last years Fridays silvers final, Pete decided to do it for Sundays as well. I think it’s a great idea, every match we’ve paid an extra £2 pools with a pound going in both the carp and silvers pot and with pools on the day as well, there’s a good payout. Originally the forecast had been pretty

How’s Your Luck?

In my last Random Ramblings post (which I’ve had some great feedback and comments about, so thank you for that), I talked about how Match Fishing is possibly ‘The Most Complex Sport Of Them All’ and touched on the role that luck plays in it. Now, obviously you can have good or bad luck but is there anything you can you do to improve the