Category: River Isle

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River Isle – Barney’s Pairs Open – 6th March 2022

Barney’s Pairs is a match I’m always keen to do well in, we’ve fished it on various venue combinations over the years, the last time in 2020 (we didn’t fish it last year due to Covid) it was on Hebditch’s and Dillington. This year Rob put us on the Isle and Dillington and with the river fishing quite patchily, my partner, Terry

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 7 – 13th February 2022

If you read the blog regularly you can’t fail to have realised how much my fishing at the weekend means to me. I go whatever the weather and would rather be on the bank freezing cold and wet than sat at home watching the telly but when it’s every Sunday, it does start to get to you. Typically during the week, there

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River Isle – Jack Newman Memorial – 6th February 2022

After sadly losing Jack last year, IAA’s annual open would now be known as the Jack Newman memorial match and his family very kindly supplied a lovely trophy. There was a great turnout to remember him including his son Tony who still fishes with us several times a year. There were also some new faces at the bowling club which is always

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 6 – 30th January 2022

With frosts all week and only a handful of pegs on the river showing any sort of consistency, I must admit I wasn’t looking forward to this weeks match, especially as I can’t seem to draw for toffee at the moment. As always breakfast and the banter were superb before we got on to the draw and the ‘Wheels of Doom’ spun

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 5 – 2nd January 2022

A New Year and hopefully a new drawing arm for the river! My day didn’t get off to the best of starts when I turned the alarm off twice and woke up an hour late. After rushing about like a headless chicken, I got to the bowling club and still just about had enough time to eat my breakfast before the draw.

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River Isle – Chris Patten Xmas Fayre – 5th December 2021

For the second of my trilogy of festive fixtures, it was the Chris Patten Xmas Fayre. Another match I always look forward to although after blanking in the previous two river matches, I didn’t want to make it a hat trick! The day got off to a great start at the bowling club with a cracking breakfast and plenty of banter. Always

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 4 – 21st November 2021

After blanking in the last round, another bad result and my league would be over, with the river low and clear, it was going to be feast or famine so a good draw would be essential. As per usual we met at the bowling club and it seems to be getting busier every week with some Stoke and Chard members joining us

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 3 – 7th November 2021

I was really looking forward to round three of the Haines Angling and Allen & Woodard Building Contractors winter league on the river. Terry had once again put in loads of time and effort to try and put everyone on some fish. Midelney was in again and downstream of Hambridge was being used for the first time. There was another good turnout

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 2 – 24th October 2021

For round two of the Haines Angling and Allen & Woodard Building Contractors sponsored winter league we were on the Isle which was looking unlikely earlier in the week when the river was in the fields! Twenty anglers were booked in and would be spread over the Coxes, Redbridge and Isle Brewers sections. As always we were well looked after at the

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River Isle – Ilminster vs Stoke – 17th October 2021

Some more sad news this week when I heard Adrian Green had passed away after a long battle with cancer. I hadn’t seen Adrian for a long time, in fact the last time I saw him was at the first memorial match for his great friend Barney Crockett. The pair of them were massive influences on me when I started fishing, Adrian