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Dillington – The Evolution of a Pond – Part 2

2011 Double figure weights were still hard to come by and the majority of the matches were won by anglers fishing the whip. Top weight of the year (in the matches I fished) was Martin Heard with 13lb 10oz, I only managed a single win with 9lb 2oz in May when I fished the whip for half the match before catching some

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The Big One – 24th March 2018

I always look forward to The Big One at Farnborough, it’s a chance to see friends I don’t get to see nearly enough, there are always some good deals to be had, you get to see the latest tackle before it hits the shops and of course there’s normally a fair few angling superstars and celebrities manning the stands. The show also had a new

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It’s Snow Joke

After the ‘Beast from the East’ where I missed fishing on a Sunday for the first time in ages, the forecasters were predicting a mini version for this weekend. I was hoping it wouldn’t be too bad and Saturday seemed to back this up with just a few snow flurries and a light dusting of the white stuff, certainly nothing to rush off

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Angler’s Mail Feature

Back in 2012, I realised a long term ambition when I did a feature for Match Fishing magazine (here’s what I said about it then), with Steve Lockett on the Isle, fast forward to now and when the chance arose to do a feature on chub fishing with Brian Gay for the Angler’s Mail, needless to say I jumped at the chance.

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Sodafloat Competition

Well as launch week for the new blog comes to a close, here’s the first of two great competitions I have for you. It’s simple to enter for a chance to get your hands on not one but TWO Sodafloats, check out my Sodafloat review here  To enter all you need to do is ‘Like’ the blogs Facebook page (I will check!), Share

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Welcome to the new Against Men and Fish!

I would like to welcome you to the new Against Men and Fish, it’s been in the pipeline a little while and hopefully you’ll like it. Why a new site, you may ask, well everything I’ve read about blogs and blogging says you need your own domain name and your own hosting, basically your own little corner of the web. I’ve been thinking

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Poleaid Update

After snapping my pole last week I put a tongue in cheek comment on the bottom of last weeks blog, entitled Pole Aid and the response has been fantastic. I have to say anglers on the whole are a fantastic bunch and I would just like to say a huge thank you to Mick Greaves and Tony Wynnick for offering to lend me

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No fishing – 19th December 2010

Well this was supposed to be a fantastic account of how I won my second match on the bounce to end the year on a high but that poxy white stuff saw to that. Matches have been called off all over the place, including ours so a day off and I’m bored shitless. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish anybody

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Crown Inn Summer League Fixture Dates

Robin let me have the dates for the Crown Inn Summer League yesterday so here they are, should be a good little series, all matches are on Dillington Pond. Sunday 16th May 2010Sunday 30th May 2010Sunday 13th June 2010Sunday 27th June 2010Sunday 11th July 2010Sunday 25th July 2010Sunday 8th August 2010Sunday 22nd August 2010Sunday 5th September 2010Sunday 19th September 2010 9 matches

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Sunday 8th February 2009

Due to all the bad weather the Isle match was called off so no report this week. There was a match on the resi but that fished poorly and the last I heard there was only one roach caught. Hopefully we will be on the river next week as it’s the annual ‘Open’, a match I’d love to win, tune in to