Category: Dillington Pond

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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

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Dillington Pond – Bob Hammond Memorial Match – 9th October 2022

Bob’s Match is another of my favourites and one I’d love to win, being rod only, it’s really nice to do something a bit different as well. As we haven’t fished it for ages, I have to say a massive thanks to Max, Leighton and Rob who have been out the pond making sure there were enough swims available. I met Nick

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River Isle – Barney’s Pairs Open – 6th March 2022

Barney’s Pairs is a match I’m always keen to do well in, we’ve fished it on various venue combinations over the years, the last time in 2020 (we didn’t fish it last year due to Covid) it was on Hebditch’s and Dillington. This year Rob put us on the Isle and Dillington and with the river fishing quite patchily, my partner, Terry

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Dillington Pond – Pete Lonton Pairs – 19th December 2021

In memory of Pete, who sadly passed away this year, the club decided to hold a pairs match in his memory. It would be split between the Isle and the pond and I was fishing with Terry ‘The Toast’ once again. Given my recent form on the river (blank, blank and 5oz), it was decided I would be better off at Dillington!

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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