Category: River Isle

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 3 – 5th November 2017

With Rob and Hurf both away, it was down to me and Steve P to arrange this weeks match and I was hoping to get us all down the lower end after last week when everybody at Coxes struggled. Also we had the first few frosts in the week and the river desperately needed some rain. I woke up nice and early and it

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 29th October 2017

We were back on the river this week for the rescheduled V.E.S. match and I was hoping I might finally draw a peg at Isle Brewers or Redbridge but with fifteen anglers booked in for this one, Rob had to put some pegs in at Upper and Lower Coxes. After we’d all finished eating breakfast and paid our pools, it was nearly

River Isle – IBC Winter League 2 – 15th October 2017

After struggling in the first two Isle matches, I was praying for rain (which was looking unlikely) but failing that, a draw at Isle Brewers would do me as that’s where the top weights have been coming from. As ever I was really looking forward to my next fishing fix but during the week, I had to go out and about on site

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 8th October 2017

I always look forward to the V.E.S. Precision league and although I’ve got a pretty good record in it, I’ve only actually ever won it once, with more anglers fishing the river it’s a tough league to win and Adie did brilliantly to win it on his first attempt last year! We were back at the Bowling Club for the draw this week

River Isle – IBC Winter League 1 – 1st October 2017

I was really looking forward to getting back on the river and all the signs were good after some of the guys had been down swim clearing and reported seeing loads of fish. Some other good news in the week as well when the blog went past 600,000 hits, thank you so much for all your support and great feedback, I really

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 7 – 19th February 2017

After last weeks bitterly cold conditions, it was lovely and mild all week and after a couple of very mediocre pegs in the last two river matches I was hoping for a better one to end this league on a high. A few of us met at the Little Chef again and it was great to see Harry again and Terry ‘The

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 9 – 12th February 2017

After having a lovely day last Sunday, I spent most of the week praying for rain but it was dry and cold and it looked like we’d be in for another tough match on the river for the last league match. We even had a light dusting of snow on Saturday and waking up the following day, it was bitterly cold. A

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 8 – 29th January 2017

After a cold and frosty start to the week by Saturday the weather changed yet again, getting milder and we had a fair old drop of rain too, enough that I actually thought we might end up out the pond (I wish we had now, which might give you a fair idea of how this blog is going to go!). A few

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 6 – 22nd January 2017

After some wicked cold frosts in the week and the river back to being very low and clear, it was always going to be difficult for the penultimate V.E.S. Precision match. Going into this match I was lying in joint fourth place with ten points, three off the lead and nothing but a section win would do if I was to stand

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 7 – 15th January 2017

It was all change with the weather again as the temperatures plummeted during the week, we avoided the snow but had a lot of rain although the river was pretty much back to normal level by Sunday. A few of us went to the Little Chef for breakfast again before heading to Upper Coxes to meet the others and do the draw. Rob