All posts by Jamie Rich

River Parrett – Ilminster Warehouse League 5 – 8th December 2019

For round five we decided to use Midelney and Muchelney, two of my favourite stretches that are rammed with fish, they are SLAC waters so we can’t close them for the match but I popped down on Saturday to have a look and put some pegs in. I had originally planned to put three above and below the bridge at Midelney and

Thermos Stainless King Flask Review

Most of us at some point have experienced that horrible feeling when you grab your flask out of your carryall on a cold day and you’re looking forward to a nice hot drink only to hear that horrible broken glass rattle of another dead flask. Stainless steel all but solved that problem and I’ve had some that have lasted me years but

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 3 – 1st December 2019

After heavy rain earlier in the week, it finally abated and things were looking good for the river although the temperature did drop a few degrees as the weekend approached. Waking up Sunday morning, we’d had a frost and winter had definitely arrived. After a hearty breakfast at the bowling club, it was time to draw and on my mental wishlist for

Dillington Pond – Ilminster Warehouse League 4 – 24th November 2019

Loads of rain towards the end of the week scuppered river matches all over the place and the Isle was one of the casualties so we were back on the pond again. Andy Saunders was fishing again and it was nice to see Baz Morgan and Scotty Russell who were both fishing their first Ilminster matches for a while. We hadn’t had

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 17th November 2019

With rain towards the end of the week putting some colour in the river and the forecast for the weekend dry, everything looked set for a good match on the river. I met Rob Saturday afternoon and we walked the lower end and decided to put some pegs in at Hambridge which looked spot on along with Isle Brewers and a couple

Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Stoke – 10th November 2019

Although some rain was forecast for the weekend, it was still looking good for a river match and Terry ‘The Toast’ said he’d come down and help me peg it on the Saturday. Torrential rain overnight had me worried and when we got to Coxes it was up and raging, Isle Brewers was spot on but all that extra water hadn’t got

FOX Match Carryall – A Fond Goodbye

I suppose this is a review of sorts although you can’t actually buy this product anymore! Most reviews you see are all about the latest kit with lots of glossy photos highlighting all the high tech features and snazzy graphics. To be fair some of the magazines do ‘Tried and tested’ or ‘Used and abused’ style articles where they look at items

Dillington Pond – Ilminster Warehouse League 3 – 3rd November 2019

Plenty more of the wet stuff meant we were back on the pond for this one and after the last match where I’d fished for skimmers and only managed one, I was determined to just fish for roach this time as only 4lb 15oz won that day as I said to Terry ‘The Toast’, I was sure I could do a pound

Keith Arthur Interview

Hi Keith, you must get loads of requests for interviews so thank you so much for agreeing to answer my questions; You’ve had a long and varied career in the angling industry, from working in fishing shops to making videos, writing for the Angling Times, Daiwa rep and presenting Sky Sports Tight Lines and Fisherman’s Blues’ on TalkSport radio. Did you always

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 27th October 2019

After the river was flooded for the first V.E.S. Precision match which would be rescheduled, I was hoping we’d actually be able to get the league started this weekend but with heavy rain forecast on Saturday would Mother Nature scupper us once again? I popped down to have a look and was amazed to see the river spot on with a tinge