Ilminster Angling Association – Heaviest Fish Cup

The Heaviest Fish Cup was presented to the club by Mr J.S. Windmill and as you would expect, was for the heaviest fish caught by a club member in a match during the season. 1971-72 – T. Payne – 2lb 6oz chub 1972-73 – G. Palmer – 2lb 12oz 1973-74 – S. Hill – 2lb 7oz 1974-75 – A. Bellew – 2lb


Revels Fishery – Open – 9th August 2022

I do love my Tuesday trips to Revels, I just wish I could go every week but as retirement is a fair way off yet, I will have to keep praying for a lotto win. After a quick breakfast stop with Parker ‘The Pole’ we were on our way. I did think the hot weather might put a few off but there


River Parrett – Mrs Williams Cup – 7th August 2022

With Kingsbury very weedy, we were back at Parrett Works for this one and there was another good turnout including Chris Haines and his mate Nick Veale who were fishing their first Stoke match. Breakfast at the bowling club got us off to a great start (thanks Drew) before we headed to Martock for the draw. I had a mental wish list


Summerhayes – Clive and Ray’s Memorial Match – 6th August 2022

I fished Clive Cunningham’s memorial match in 2021 and after sadly losing Ray Wickham, they decided to have a combined memorial match for this year. It started filling up quickly and in no time, there were 28 names down, a fantastic turn out and I was really looking forward to it, especially as it was silvers only. The Breakfast Club assembled at


Revels Fishery – Open – 2nd August 2022

I had booked Wednesday off work to fish the next match at Hebditch’s for Ruthie’s Cup but it had to be postponed so I swapped my leave around so I could fish Revels and Parker ‘The Pole’ did the same. We met for breakfast in Yeovil before heading to the fishery, the Tuesday opens are always popular and there was a great


Summerhayes – Open – 31st July 2022

We were back on Sellicks for this one and it was almost a full house with 22 anglers booked in. Young Geoff was fishing again but thankfully after his bout of garlic poisoning last time, he’d left his special pellets behind. Pete got the draw underway and today’s golden peg was number 17 which is a decent silvers area. My name was


Ilminster Angling Association – The Dace Cup

The Dace Cup was presented to the club by Minsterstone Ltd and was for the biggest weight of dace in a match. In the early days the cup would be fished for in a designated match but in the later years it was the biggest weight of dace caught during the season. 1972-73 – J. Tovey (1lb 15oz) 1973-74 – T. Payne


River Parrett – Huntsman Cup – 24th July 2022

We were at Kingsbury for the third Stoke river match and with the weather forecast set to be a little more agreeable I was really looking forward to it. After another of Charlotte’s excellent brekkies we headed to Martock for the draw. There was a great turnout of 16 anglers and Bob let us know where all the pegs were and then


Ilminster Angling Association – The New Year Shield

The next trophy on the list is The New Year Shield (I’ve included weights where available), 1978 – R Crockett (98 pts) 1979 – C Patten (11lb 2oz) 1980 – D Back (2lb 2.5oz) 1981 – A Green (2lb 10oz) 1982 – D Priddle (6lb 10oz) 1983 – T Pearce (3lb 7oz) 1984 – R. M. Filler (10lb 5oz) 1985 – D


Ilminster Angling Association – The Club Cup

As I mentioned in the last post, I’m looking at the Club Cup and it’s winners first as I try to document IAA’s trophies and winners over the years. The Club Cup (or Annual Challenge Cup) was contested as far back as 1956 and the first winner was J. Mathrick, here’s the full list of winners on the trophy. 1956 – J.

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