The Sedges – 15th September 2019

I decided this year I was going to fish some new venues and revisit some I haven’t been to for years and I’m absolutely loving it! This week it was a Stoke match at The Sedges, a venue I used to fish quite often but a long time ago (before I even started the blog!), it was also on the Canal lake

Dillington Pond – 8th September 2019

I’d really enjoyed the last Dillington match and was hoping for more of the same this week, we had a few more fishing this week including Digger and it was great to see Gordon and Karl Aplin fishing their first match for a while. Gordon said they’d been shark fishing in Portugal while on holiday and that I should ask Karl about

Guru Mick Wilkinson Signature Pole Float Range

Mick Wilkinson floats first came to my attention way back in 2013 when Steve Ringer would often mention in his magazine features the MW Diamond he used for meat fishing and the F1 Slim he used for F1’s and silvers. I was fishing for skimmers a lot at Summerhayes and thought the latter pattern would be ideal but getting hold of some

River Parrett – Stoke vs Ilminster – 1st September 2019

For the away leg of this inter-club fixture we were at Parrett Works, a stretch of river I don’t think I’ve ever fished before. It was all a bit last minute as originally I’d arranged for this match to be on the 22nd Sep but due to a fixture clash I had to hastily try and squeeze it in and get enough

Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing Book Review

When the first series of Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing aired on BBC2 I didn’t really know what to expect but any fishing on the box is a bonus. After watching the first episode I was pleasantly surprised, now I’ve never been a massive fan of the Fast Show or Shooting Stars, I used to watch the occasional episode and of course

Summerhayes – Open – 26th August 2019

On Bank Holiday weekends Pete always runs two matches where the pools are split equally between carp and silvers which I think is a great idea. A quick pit stop for a ‘Billy No Mates’ breakfast at the Toby before heading to Bridgwater. It was supposed to be another boiling hot day but as I pulled into the car park, it was

Dillington Pond – 25th August 2019

I’d really enjoyed the last match and was looking forward to having another go this weekend although the forecast was for a scorching hot day, not ideal conditions for skimmer fishing! We met at the bowling club for breakfast and it was nice to see Langport invader, Baz Morgan fishing again and also Paul Homewood, John Dursley and Ian Burton along with

CoolNet UV+ Buff Review

With the release of Buff’s latest Spring/Summer (SS19) collection came the launch of their newest material, Coolnet UV+, this is what they’ve got to say about it, ‘The brand new BUFF® multifunctional tubular offers high UV protection from the sun whilst providing a cooling effect to keep you from overheating in hot weather. 100% seamless, ultralight, 4 way stretch it has UPF

Summerhayes – Open – 18th August 2019

For part two of my double header I was back at Summerhayes but on Sellicks this time, a lake I really like but for the silvers you ideally need to be down either side rather than at the top end and preferably on the far side, pegs 17-21. I met Stevie P at the Toby and it was rammed with loads of

Summerhayes – 17th August 2019

For the third of the ‘Carry On’ series of matches we were at Summerhayes although with no silvers pools I’d have to fish for vermin and I wasn’t really too sure how to go about it! I had a quick ‘Billy No Mates’ stop at the Toby for breakfast before heading to Bridgy. It was nice seeing everybody again, including Sam Powell

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