Category: River Isle

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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

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 21st October 2018

I always look forward to the start of this league, I’ve only ever won it once and would dearly love to win it again. It’s normally a popular league and we had fifteen anglers booked in for the first one including Digger Denslow who used to fish the river years ago, Steve Maynard who travelled up from Cornwall and Ben Simmonds who was fishing

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 7 – 18th February 2018

Before I get on to this weeks post, I heard the terrible news that the legend Charlie Barnes passed away yesterday, I didn’t know Charlie that well although ours paths crossed on the Isle a few times many years ago. More recently I used to see him at Summerhayes quite a bit and, like me, he used to love fishing for the

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River Isle – IBC Winter League 9 – 11th February 2018

The cold snap continued through the week and with quite a bit of rain on Friday I was starting to think we might be on the pond for the first time this year. I popped down to have a look at the river on Saturday and it looked perfect and with not much rain forecast for the rest of the day or

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River Isle – Open – 4th February 2018

In last weeks post, I shared some great feedback I’d received, I wasn’t ‘angling’ (if you’ll excuse the pun!) for nice comments but it would seem that the blogs readers are a lovely lot and I just had to share a selection of the awesome things you had to say, thank you all so much, it means a lot to know you like what

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River Isle – IBC Winter League 8 – 28th January 2018

I popped down to have a look at the river on Saturday and it looked spot on with a tinge of colour and at Hambridge there were fish topping and with no rain of any consequence forecast, by the next day it should be fining down and perfect. The following morning I stopped at Horlicks to have a quick look and there

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 6 – 21st January 2018

This week was the penultimate round of the V.E.S. Precision league and with Adie having a four point lead he was looking good to win the league for the second year running. Mathematically it was still feasible to catch him although he’d have to blow out big style in the two remaining rounds and I just couldn’t see it happening. I popped down to

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River Isle – IBC Winter League 7 – 14th January 2018

It got cold in the week and with hardly any rain, the river was back to being low and clear and with eleven booked in we’d have to use Hambridge again but how would it fish this week? We hadn’t had a frost and it actually felt fairly mild which hopefully was a good sign. I got to the bowling club for the

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River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 5 – 7th January 2018

With the river really high during the week I thought we’d be back on the pond again but not too much of the wet stuff as we approached the weekend and it started to look like we might actually get on the Isle. I popped down on Saturday and it looked lovely with a tinge of colour and pace although the forecast was for it