Category: Summerhayes

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Summerhayes – Open – 27th August 2018

For my second match of the weekend it was back to Summerhayes and another match on Longs, on Bank Holidays, Pete always splits the pools money in half and pays the same to carp and silvers which I think is a great idea. Jess ‘Zooner’ Jordon phoned me yesterday to see if I wanted to meet him at the Toby for breakfast

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Summerhayes – Open – 19th August 2018

After a really enjoyable day last week, it was back on Longs again for this match and as I pulled into the carpark, I could tell it was going to be well attended if all the cars were anything to go by. I got some nets and as I paid my pools, Pete said there were twenty anglers booked in for this

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Summerhayes – Open – 12th August 2018

If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that after a really good first six months of the year where I was framing regularly and catching lots of fish, things went rather pear shaped in July and this downward trend seems to be continuing into August. Now with fishing, you’re always going to get good and bad runs, peaks and troughs and you

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Summerhayes – Open – 5th August 2018

I was back for another go and it was on Sellicks this week, I stopped at the Little Thief for breakfast only to find the door locked and they now don’t open to 8:00, thankfully I only had to wait a few minutes and was soon tucking in and praying it wouldn’t be the best bite of the day! I arrived at the venue

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Summerhayes – Open – 29th July 2018

After last week, I was back again for another go, surely things could only get better! I popped to Tackleuk on Saturday and stocked up with some Guru gear and then spent a couple of hours replenishing my depleted hooklength boxes. Some much needed rain was forecast and when I woke up it was lashing down and the temperature was a few

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Summerhayes – Open – 22nd July 2018

After a disappointing match last week, I was hoping for better things this Sunday, the match was on Longs but with no let up in the hot weather, it was even lower than last time and I was expecting a bit of a carp fest yet again. All the usual suspects were in attendance including both Jeff Sparks and Glynn Wickham who wanted to

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Summerhayes – Open – 15th July 2018

It was back on Sellicks this week and I was really looking forward to it, that was until my phone alerted me that I had a text message and when I looked, I saw the name that everybody dreads appear on the screen, The Torquay Tart was informing me he was fishing and bringing some of his ‘disciples’ (his words) with him. After

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Summerhayes – Open – 8th July 2018

The weather was still scorchio and this week’s match was on Longs where there have been some really good weights of silvers in recent matches. I stopped at the Little Thief for brekkie and had a nice chat with Ben Hagg who came in on his way to Chard resi. Pulling into the car park, the first person I saw was Jess Jordon

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Summerhayes – Open – 1st July 2018

I was at Summerhayes for the second match of the weekend and we were on Sellicks this week. As well as some of the regulars it was brilliant to see Paul Homewood who I hadn’t seen for ages, Ben Simmonds was also fishing again after winning on his first visit from peg 23 a few weeks back. Pete announced the draw and I

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Summerhayes – Open – 17th June 2018

I’d really enjoyed the last two matches here so booked in for this weeks open on Longs. A quick stop at the Little Thief and then I was on my way. I pulled into the carpark and as well as all the regulars, it was great to see Phil ‘Digger’ Denslow who I haven’t seen for yonks! I got a couple of nets paid my