Category: Dillington Pond

Dillington Pond – IBC Winter League 6 – 31st December 2017

It would have been nice to fish the river once more before the end of the year but the weather had other ideas, the Isle was in the fields at Hambridge on Thursday and more rain on Friday, Saturday and forecast for Sunday meant the only sensible (and safe) option was to put it on the pond. I don’t mind to be

Dillington Pond – IBC Winter League 5 – 10th December 2017

With temperatures plummeting and matches being cancelled all over the place due to snow, this had the makings of being a real grueller. The weather wasn’t too bad on Saturday but waking up this morning is was chucking it down and judging by all the water around, it had been all night and with strong winds to contend with as well, we were in

Dillington Pond/Ilminster Canal – Xmas Fayre – 3rd December 2017

The Xmas Fayre is always well attended with several anglers fishing who only ever fish one or two matches a year. The twenty anglers would be split over the two venues, Dillington Pond and Ilminster Canal and I really fancied having a crack at the latter as I love the canal and haven’t fished it for ages. I got to the Bowling Club

Dillington Pond – 22nd October 2017

We were supposed to be on the river for this match but the arrival of Storm Brian and a fair bit of rain on Saturday night saw the decision made to switch it to the pond, if I’m honest, I felt it was a little premature as these days the river rises very quickly but by the same token it drops equally

Dillington Pond – Summer League 10 – 10th September 2017

It was back to Dillington for the final Summer League match on Sunday and there were three anglers in contention for the title, Bill on 10 points, Fieldy on 14 and John D on 15. The Paste King had that four point buffer and just needed to avoid a blow out today, which on current form was highly unlikely. I paid Karl

Dillington Pond – Summer League 9 – 27th August 2017

After the last match where I drew peg 24 and never had a fish under the bush, I was hoping for a nice peg on the far side or the bottom bank this week. Another great Ilminster Bowling Club brekkie set me up for the day but before it was time to draw, Hurf announced that todays peg fees would be donated to

Dillington Pond – Summer League 8 – 13th August 2017

After the last match where I did okay and actually managed a few fish on corn, I was a little more confident going into this one (which is bound to mean the kiss of death!). Before I get on to this weeks match, the club would like to say a massive thanks to Hurf, Jake, Rob, Frank and Max for doing some

Dillington Pond – Summer League 7 – 30th July 2017

I was back at Dillington for this weekends match and I have to admit that after getting it wrong in the two matches I’ve fished so far, I didn’t know what I was going to do today. Another cracking Ilminster Bowling Club breakfast set me up for the day and great value at a fiver. Rob announced the draw and after delving

Dillington Pond – Summer League 5 – 2nd July 2017

Before I get on to this weeks match I have to just mention I popped out the pond on Saturday to see a mate, Jon Newby, and his son Ethan who has been nagging his dad to take him fishing. Also a massive thanks to Scott Jackson who sorted him out with loads of kit. Ethan is really keen and was catching

Dillington Pond – Summer League 3 – 4th June 2017

This week I was at Dillington for one of Ilminster AA’s Summer league matches (I miss quite a few this year) and the pond has been fishing really well with Bill Hopping smashing the match record with over 58lb of bream and chub from peg 1 in the first match and John Dursley winning the second match with 25lb of bream and skimmers on the