Category: Longs

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Summerhayes – Open – 21st April 2024

The following day we headed to Summerhayes for the open on Longs, 23 anglers fishing today and incredibly I managed to draw peg 13 for the second match on the trot. Its a peg I’ve been on a lot recently, brilliant for silvers and after all the time I’ve spent sat on it, you’d think I’d know how to fish it by

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Summerhayes – Open – 1st April 2024

Bank Holiday Monday it was back to Summerhayes for another match on Longs, it was also match number 8 in my fishing marathon. So far, it was going ok, despite lots of early starts, loads of driving and mainly crap weather, I wasn’t feeling too bad and I’d picked up in four of the seven matches. After a disappointing Greggs for breakfast

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Summerhayes – Open – 29th March 2024

For Good Friday and the start of the long weekend, we were back at Summerhayes and it was on Longs. 13 fishing today and when Pete announced the draw I was second on the list and pulled out peg 36. Not where I wanted to be, it’s by an aerator and a peg I can never seem to get to grips with.

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Summerhayes – Open – 17th March 2024

Thankfully no oversleeping dramas on Sunday morning and I was able to enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast at the bowling club. A few more fishing today with 23 anglers booked in and among the myriad of stars present was none other than one of Torquay’s finest, Geoff ‘The Garlic King’ Young. It’s a little known fact that he was Michael Caine’s stunt

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 16th March 2024

A double header at Summerhayes this week starting with a silvers match on Saturday. My day didn’t get off to the best of starts when my alarm went off at 5:45 and I slept through it, I woke up at 6:30 which was when I was supposed to be meeting the others. I messaged Nick to say I was running late and

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th March 2024

On Sunday it was back to Longs on Summerhayes and after doing me proud yesterday, I was hoping my drawing arm would continue to behave! Another good turnout of 19 booked in for today and with Pete away for the day, Roy was in charge of proceedings. The golden ball was drawn and it was number 13, great for silvers and one

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Summerhayes – Open – 18th February 2024

The following day we were back at Summerhayes with the match on Longs again and another great turnout of 24 (including Karl Aplin who I haven’t seen for ages). I was third on the list this week and delved into the bucket hoping to pull out pegs 12, 13 or 19 and came close with number 11 which I was fairly happy

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Summerhayes – Open – 11th February 2024

After Toby ‘The Pellet Pro’ Burrell’s dominance at Summerhayes over the last few weeks, there would be some micros and expanders on my side tray today (and a few others as well, I’m sure!). Parker ‘The Pole’, Nick and me met for another of Charlotte’s lovely breakfasts before heading to Bridgwater. 26 anglers booked in for this one I have to say

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Summerhayes – Open – 4th February 2024

After yesterday, I was hoping for better things on Longs today but first a cracking breakfast at the bowling club set us up for the day ahead. A decent turnout as always with 21 fishing today and after a coffee it was time for the draw, I was top of the list so first in the bucket and hoping to pull out

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Summerhayes – Open – 28th January 2024

On Sunday it was back to Summerhayes with the match on Longs this week. Although it had been a few degrees warmer overnight, I still thought it might be quite tricky today with around 8lb a good silvers weight. Another decent turnout of 18 anglers and the bonus ball was peg 11 today, when it was my turn, I pulled out 32