Category: Dillington Pond

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Dillington – IAA Summer League 2 – 28th April 2024

For round 2, we all knew which lake we’d be on and which section of three pegs we’d be in and with whom. It was pegs 16, 17 or 18 at Dillington for me and although it had been the hardest of the three mini sections in the first round, I really fancied 18 after having a lovely day on the feeder

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Dillington Pond – Charity Match – 31st March 2024

I really enjoyed fishing the feeder in a few matches at Dillington last year so was looking forward to my first visit of 2024. It was a Stoke charity match and Ilminster AA had very kindly let us have the venue for the day. After doing well on 18 last time, I fancied the pegs on the near side but was happy

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Dillington Pond – Ilminster vs Stoke – 15th October 2023

I love the inter-club matches and competition is always fierce between the two teams of elite athletes. After the first leg on the Parrett back in June, Ilminster AA were taking a 7 point lead into round two which was being held on Dillington and Coombe lakes. We all met at the bowling club for breakfast before it was time for the

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Dillington Pond – Bob Hammond Memorial Match – 8th October 2023

This is the fifth year we’ve fished Bob’s match (where does the time go?) and it’s one I always look forward to as it’s rod only and I rarely get the opportunity to fish the feeder these days. Most of us met at the bowling club for breakfast and were well looked after as always (thanks Charlotte). The draw time arrived and

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Dillington – IAA Summer League 5 – 6th August 2023

Round 5 when we should have been at Coombe was cancelled and will be rescheduled so this is actually Round 6 when we would have been at Dillington but I’ve called it Round 5 as it’s the fifth match we’ve fished (hopefully that makes sort of sense!). After breakfast at the bowling club, it was time for the draw, starting with the

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Dillington – IAA Summer League 4 – 2nd July 2023

For round four, it was back to Dillington for me, the dominant pegs up to now have been 1, 2 and 23 but the pond is in the process of having a severe hair cut with the majority of the trees being removed so how this would affect the fishing would remain to be seen. The bush between pegs 1 and 2

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Dillington – IAA Summer League 2 – 28th May 2023

For round two of the IAA Summer League, it was our turn at Dillington. Everybody met at the bowling club for breakfast but we would do our draw at the pond due to a couple of factors. There was loads of that white willow fluff that is the bane of anglers lives at this time of year plus the Shindig festival was

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Dillington Pond – IAA Winter League 5 – 12th March 2023

On Sunday it was back to Dillington for the final round of the winter league and it was forecast to be a few degrees warmer than the previous day so hopefully it would fish well. We met at the bowling club for breakfast and then it was time for the draw. There were fifteen anglers originally booked in for this one but

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Dillington Pond – IAA Winter League 4 – 26th February 2023

With the river fishing really patchily, the decision was made to move the remaining two rounds to Dillington where we should all get some bites. Although saying that, waking up to another frost wouldn’t do us any favours! We met at the bowling club for breakfast (excellent as ever) and then it was time for the all important draw with most people

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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