Category: Longs

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th December 2023

It was supposed to be Stoke’s Xmas Fayre on Sunday but due to floods everywhere they had to cancel (it will now be held in January) so I phoned and booked us into Summerhayes. After a cracking brekkie at the bowling club we arrived to find the car park rammed with a club match on Sellicks and 25 booked into the open

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Summerhayes – Champion of Champions Silvers Final – 18th November 2023

On Saturday it was Champion of Champions Silvers Final at Summerhayes, they’re great matches with some serious money to be won. Basically throughout the year, a pound from the entry fee of each match goes into the pot and if you win one or the silvers you qualify for the respective final and with pools on the day as well, the pay

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Summerhayes – Memorial Match – 11th November 2023

We were at Summerhayes on Saturday for a memorial match to remember Charlie Barnes, Clive Cunningham and Ray Wickham. Jeff welcomed the 22 anglers and said the payout would be for the overall winner and then four sections. I haven’t been for a while but apparently the pegs towards the top end of the track (the mid thirties) have been winning the

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Summerhayes – Open – 1st October 2023

Sunday it was back to Summerhayes but on Longs this time, Nick and me had a lovely brekkie at the bowling club (thanks Charlotte) which set us up for the day (unlike yesterdays effort!). 17 fishing and the golden peg today was number 26, I got called up to draw and only pulled out the bonus ball again! It’s towards the bottom

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Summerhayes – 30th July 2023

For the next Stoke match we were at Summerhayes on Longs which has been fishing quite hard for silvers of late. Quite a few of us met for breakfast including Roy Worth and Chanter so the banter was top notch and it’s always a lovely way to start the day! Then on to the fishery which was busy with a match on

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Summerhayes – Open – 16th July 2023

Sunday we were back at Summerhayes with the weather due to be pants again and I hoped a nice brekkie at the bowling club wasn’t going to be the highlight of the day! There was a decent turnout of 17 brave souls prepared to face the weather and we were on Longs which has been a bit hit and miss for silvers

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Summerhayes – Open – 18th June 2023

On Sunday we were back at Summerhayes and it was a busy one with a club match on Sellicks, another on half of Longs and us on the other side (pegs 2-21). Todays golden ball was number 21 and Bill ‘The Paste’ pulled that one out, I was well happy with peg 20 again where I’d won the last match I’d fished

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 3rd June 2023

For the latest silvers open at Summerhayes, it was back on Longs with nine of us booked in. Today’s golden peg was number 4 on ‘Cyanide Straight’ which wouldn’t have been first choice for most but with loads of room it can be good. When it was my turn to draw, I pulled out peg 20 on the bottom bank which is

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Summerhayes – Open – 14th May 2023

For my seventh match in nine days, it was back to Summerhayes which was pretty busy with a match on both lakes. We were on Longs with a good turnout of 22 anglers fishing and it was nice to see Paul Homewood and Steve Kedge for the first time in ages. When I got called up to draw, I pulled out number

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 6th May 2023

After fishing four matches in as many days a couple of weeks back, for my latest fishy extravaganza I’m taking it a step further and doing five, wish me luck! As I write this I just got home from match day three and if I’m honest, I’m struggling a bit to keep up with the reports, so they might be a little