Category: Dillington Pond

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Dillington Pond – Bob Hammond Memorial Match – 19th September 2021

I always look forward to Bob’s match, to remember a lovely guy and as it’s rod only, it’s nice to do something a little different and of course we raise some money for a worthwhile cause. There was a great turnout once again, although last years winner, Baz, couldn’t defend his title as he was still out of action with his bad

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 9 – 12th September 2021

Before I get on to this weeks report, I had the awful news yesterday that my very good friend John ‘Janders’ Anderson had passed away. He’d been poorly for a few years and his wife phoned me around a month ago to say he’d taken a turn for the worse. I first met him in the early 90’s when I began fishing

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 8 – 29th August 2021

With Leighton away, I was running this one and although we had a slightly reduced turnout of ten it was nice to see the clubs vice chairman, Phil H, fishing his first match and also Taunton’s Dan Baldwin who was joining us today. After everybody had arrived, I got Chris H to draw for me and he pulled out number 18, not

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 7 – 15th August 2021

After John D won the last match from peg 6 with skimmers on the feeder, I decided to give my rod an airing for this one. I would still start on the pole but in previous rounds, I’d caught well for the first couple of hours before it slowed up, so this week I’d have the feeder line primed and ready. Well

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 6 – 1st August 2021

Another early start and I must admit it was a struggle to get out of my pit (never realised catching 11oz could be so tiring!), I got to the bowling club just at Steve ‘The Pole’ turned up, he let me have my bait and there was a little present in there as well. I opened the box and it was a

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 5 – 18th July 2021

I missed the previous two matches but the last one fished a lot better with Baz weighing 13lb and Chris H in second place with 11lb, some smaller skimmers were also featuring in catches which is good to see. The breakfast club assembled at the bowling club and the food was as fantastic as always, along with the banter, it just gets

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 2 – 23rd May 2021

For round two, we were a few down with several anglers fishing another Stoke charity match so it was down to me and my glamourous assistant, Fieldy, to arrange this one. Some really good news was that the bowling club was open again so we could go and sit down and have a proper breakfast. It was fantastic to be back and

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Dillington Pond – Enterprise Angling Summer League 1 – 9th May 2021

For the first Summer League match we had 16 anglers booked in which is great to see, especially as it was touch and go whether it was actually going to happen with nobody to run it! Fair play to Jake and Leighton who basically had it dumped on them, Jake actually didn’t fish because he had a bad back but still gave

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Dillington Pond – 4th April 2021

Before I get on to todays blog, we had the awful news in the week that Pete Lonton had passed away, he was an Ilminster AA stalwart who I knew and fished with for many years, very sad and our thoughts are with his family. When it was looking like we might get back match fishing, I was talking to Rob about

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Dillington Pond – 14th March 2021

With only ‘local’ pleasure fishing allowed and pretty horrible weather since Xmas I’ve had zero enthusiasm to get out on the bank and haven’t even looked at my kit! Thankfully all the graphs are heading in the right direction now and hopefully match fishing will resume from 29th March. I had my vaccination at Dillington on Saturday and I have to say