Category: River Isle

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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

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 5 – 20th January 2019

I’ve said it many times on this blog, in all the years I’ve fished this league (under many guises, the Zanussi, Hotpoint and Hollowlegs amongst others), I’ve only ever won it once and would dearly love to win it again. Well this seasons campaign got off to a disappointing start, stuttered in the middle and is tailing off as we reach its

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 4 – 6th January 2019

The first river fixture of 2019 was another rescheduled V.E.S. match and after a couple of frosts, it was actually pretty mild Sunday morning so hopefully it would be a good match. We were using the Redbridge, Isle Brewers and Hambridge sections and I’d said to a couple of people the day before that I really fancied peg 109 at Redbridge which

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 3 – 23rd December 2018

HALLELUJAH!!!! – Despite some heavy rain earlier in the week, it finally relented and I was able to down tools and stop work on my Ark! I popped down to have a look at the river on Saturday lunchtime and although up and coloured, it looked nice and with no more rain forecast until the early hours, hopefully it would drop further

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River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 3 – 18th November 2018

For round three I was intending to use North Bradon and Ashford, so on Saturday Rob, Steve and me met at Bradon and found four really nice swims, one of them took quite a bit of work but looked really good when we’d finished. We then headed to Ashford as there’s normally a few decent pegs there but it’s basically been decimated and

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 4th November 2018

Round two and we were back at Redbridge, Isle Brewers and Hambridge, Rob, Steve and me walked it Saturday and the dredger had been down through Redbridge and Isle Brewers, which opened up a few swims although the river was still painfully low and clear. As per usual, we met at the bowling club and there was another great turnout with fifteen fishing including Paul

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River Isle – Ilminster Warehouse League 2 – 28th October 2018

I missed the first one so a decent result would be needed or my league would be over before it started! For this league we’re not allowed to use the same pegs as the V.E.S. so I decided to try Midelney again, obviously we can’t close or peg the water so essentially we’d just turn up and pleasure fish. I’d been down to check