Category: River Isle

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River Isle – Ilminster vs Taunton – 19th January 2020

With loads of rain in the week and the river flooded yet again, I was mentally preparing myself for a bit of a grueller on the pond, especially after we’d had a couple of hard frosts. As the weekend approached, the rain stopped and with hardly any on Friday and none forecast for Saturday and Sunday, it was looking like we might

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 4 – 12th January 2020

Once again the weather was kind to us and after being high in the week, the river looked spot on Saturday when I popped down to have a look and I have to say a massive thanks to Rob Cox who cut out the pegs at Hambridge. Sunday morning arrived and there was a decent turnout of 13 for this one including

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River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 6 – 5th January 2020

With hardly any rain towards the end of the week, the river should have been nigh on perfect but with so much water about it was dropping painfully slowly and once again it was touch and go whether we’d actually be able to fish it. I popped down on the Saturday to have a look and at Midelney it was high but

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 3 – 1st December 2019

After heavy rain earlier in the week, it finally abated and things were looking good for the river although the temperature did drop a few degrees as the weekend approached. Waking up Sunday morning, we’d had a frost and winter had definitely arrived. After a hearty breakfast at the bowling club, it was time to draw and on my mental wishlist for

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 17th November 2019

With rain towards the end of the week putting some colour in the river and the forecast for the weekend dry, everything looked set for a good match on the river. I met Rob Saturday afternoon and we walked the lower end and decided to put some pegs in at Hambridge which looked spot on along with Isle Brewers and a couple

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 27th October 2019

After the river was flooded for the first V.E.S. Precision match which would be rescheduled, I was hoping we’d actually be able to get the league started this weekend but with heavy rain forecast on Saturday would Mother Nature scupper us once again? I popped down to have a look and was amazed to see the river spot on with a tinge

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River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 2 – 20th October 2019

For round two we were fishing a different stretch of the Isle at Midelney, it always looks nice and people had been reporting lots of fish topping when they’d walked it. Earlier in the week it was doubtful we’d get anywhere near the river once again after more heavy rain, but as the week went on, the forecast began to look more

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River Isle – 10th March 2019

With no club matches on for the final Sunday of the season a few of us decided to have a little knock up on the lower end of the Isle but once again the forecast was horrible with 50 mph winds predicted. We also had a fair bit of rain in the week and when I went to have a look at

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 7 – 24th February 2019

With only two points separating the top four, everything was in place for the closest finale to the V.E.S. league in years. 1 – Rob Cox – 12 pts (dropping 6) 2 – Phil Denslow – 13 pts (dropping 6) 3 – Terry Morgan – 13 pts (dropping 20) 4 – Jamie Rich – 14 pts (dropping 5) 5 – Jake Woodard

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 6 – 3rd February 2019

We’re reaching the business end of this league now and I’m still in with an outside chance of a top three finish but would need two good results in the remaining two rounds, starting with today. Also with eighteen anglers booked in, a bad result can mean lots of points dropped and I think there will be some twists and turns before