Category: Summerhayes

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Summerhayes – Open – 27th March 2022

It was back to Summerhayes and this weeks match was on Sellicks. A few of us had breakfast at the bowling club first (thanks Drew) and then it was on to the fishery which was already starting to get busy with matches on both lakes. With 21 anglers booked in for our match and it being sunny, bright and the lake flat

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Summerhayes – Open – 20th March 2022

Part two of my weekend double header was at Summerhayes and we were on Longs this time. There was a decent turnout for this one with 16 anglers fishing including Chris ‘Gappy’ Parr, Paul Purchase and Steve Jackson along with all the usual suspects. Pete got the draw underway and when my name came out, peg 39 was my home for the

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Summerhayes – Open – 13th March 2022

With no Ilminster or Stoke matches this weekend, I booked into Summerhayes and Steve P, Nick and Jenny fancied it as well. Drew very kindly said he’d accommodate us for breakfast which was really nice of him. It was on Sellicks and the weather looked like being awful again, to make matters worse, the Tart had been in touch to say he

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Summerhayes – Open/Knock-up – 20th February 2022

When I phoned Pete to book in for this one he said there were club bookings on both Longs and Sellicks so the match would be on Willow, not my favourite lake if I’m honest but it does hold some silvers. Once again the forecast was really grim and we were in for yet another wet and windy day. Things didn’t start

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Summerhayes – Open – 14th November 2021

I was back at Summerhayes again on the Sunday and after a lovely day yesterday, I was hoping for more of the same. Steve P was fishing again and Rob C said he fancied it as well so we all met for breakfast in Taunton and Dave H, who was fishing the Viaduct, also joined us. After eating we headed to Bridgwater

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Summerhayes – Charlie Barnes Memorial Match – 13th November 2021

Now in it’s third year, I always look forward to Charlie’s match as it’s silvers only and one I’d love to win. I met Steve P for brekkie in Taunton before heading to Bridgwater. There was a good turnout and it was great to see Nigel Coram and Harry Muir plus the usual crew. After a coffee and a natter, Jeff got

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th October 2021

Summerhayes was the destination for this Sunday’s match and it was on Sellicks lake which I haven’t fished for ages. We met at the bowling club for breakfast and it was busy with anglers heading to Avalon for a Stoke match. I sat with The Grand Wizard and Mr Burns who were fresh back from France where they’d caught loads of big

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Summerhayes – Open – 30th August 2021

For my second of three matches in as many days I’d booked into Summerhayes on Bank Holiday Monday. After a disappointing result yesterday, I didn’t have high hopes for today as I’ve been struggling for any kind of form for a long time and have rather lost my way with catching silvers. I met Terry and Steve for breakfast at the Brewers

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Summerhayes – Clive Cunningham’s Memorial Match – 31st July 2021

I don’t fish many Saturday matches but when I saw it was Clive’s memorial match and silvers only on Sellicks, I thought I’d give it a go as I haven’t been to Summerhayes for a while. Rob also said he fancied it so I booked us in for breakfast at the Brewer’s Fayre in Taunton and it was very good once again.

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Summerhayes – Open – 31st May 2021

Another Bank Holiday means another match at Summerhayes and what a difference compared to the last one when the weather was bloody awful and the carnage caused by the wind resulted in Captain Morgan’s pole ending up in the pond and he had to launch the boat to retrieve it. The thirty or so minutes that followed were possibly the funniest I