River Parrett – Ilminster Warehouse League 5 – 13th January 2019

Still scratching my head regarding where to go for this league, I decided to try the free water on the Parrett at Muchelney, similar to the match we had at Midelney, we obviously couldn’t close the water or peg it so we would just turn up on the morning. I popped out to have a look on Saturday and Terry ‘The Toast’

The Archives – Part 13 – A Slow Start (1997)

Going through my records, the first few months of the year weren’t very good at all with just the odd minor placing and section win to show for my efforts, in fact it wasn’t until 30th March that there was a match worth talking about! With it being a Bank Holiday, Les used to run a two day match using Howley and Sadborow where

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

Sadborow – Brendon’s Bonus Bash! – 3rd January 2019

With an extended break over the festive period, I was getting rather bored and fancied getting out somewhere so text the Tart to see if he fancied a knock up at Sadborow. He said to leave it with him and got back to me to say there were a few interested and we’d meet at ‘Spoons for breakfast at 7:30. I was

2018 Yearly Review

A look back at 2018 January 2018 It was bitterly cold for the first match of the year but the river had some colour and looked spot on, I drew peg 124a again and had quite an enjoyable day landing three chub and some nice roach for 8lb 10oz, third place and my first pick up of the year. Adie Bishop won with

Perry St Pond – 30th December 2018

For the last outing of the year I booked into the Chard match at Perry St and I have to say it’s nice to just be able to turn up for breakfast and not have to worry about pegs, pools and everything else that goes with running matches. We met at ‘Spoons and the hash browns were back, was this a good

Sadborow – 27th December 2018

I always try and get out a couple of times over the festive period and talking to the Tart he said he’d be up for a knock up at Sadborow, a venue I’ve really enjoyed fishing the last couple of years after not fishing it for a decade!. I’d also been contacted by Derek Hounsell, a lad who used to fish with

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

Dillington Pond – 16th December 2018

After three weeks of not catching very much, I was really hoping we’d be able to get on the river for once and a nice days fishing would also be very welcome! Of course, after virtually no rain all week, Mother Nature once again conspired against us and it chucked it down on Saturday. I had to pop to Taunton and on my

Angling as a Monitoring Tool – Steve Lockett

Angling as a Monitoring Tool A very wise person once said “to protect something, you first have to know what it is”. For anglers in the UK, there are very few surprises in terms of what species are in rivers and lakes, but in Asia, where mahseer swim in wild waters, the situation is very different. Since 2008, I have been visiting

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