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Covey Fisheries – Open – 30th August 2020

The lovely Steve Chant has been running some opens here and after having a cracking day on bunghole peg 1 last time, I was hoping for more of the same this time, especially after a nightmare week with difficulties caring for dad, a £600 vets bill (not for dad!) and my back going when I was picking up dog poo! My week

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Hebditch’s Pond – Charity Match – 26th August 2020

Chris W was keen to hold another charity match but with virtually no free weekends, he arranged one for midweek and I booked a days leave so I could fish, it filled up in no time and the Grand Wizard and Dave S went out and cut a new peg in the reeds but there was a wasps nest nearby and Chris

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River Parrett – J. Irish Trophy – 23rd August 2020

We were back at Parrett Works again for this one and I’d been looking forward to it all week, especially after a fair bit of rain. It had been pretty wet, windy and wild during the week but thankfully it had settled down a bit as we approached Sunday and hopefully a tinge of colour and some pace should see the river

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Going Through The Motions (Or The Four Deadly Sins Of Angling!)

I’ve fished a few matches lately where I’ve felt I’ve been ‘going through the motions’ and after a bad result you end up driving home, deflated and questioning your ability. Now when I say ‘going through the motions’  it can mean several things, for example fishing a certain way because that’s how you always done it or approaching a venue using a

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Summerhayes – Open – 16th August 2020

It was back to Summerhayes and Longs on Sunday and after the last match where I’d struggled on 33, I was hoping to avoid the 30’s and maybe have a change of scenery down on the bottom bank which seems to be the place to draw for silvers at the moment. I met Steve ‘The Pole’, Terry ‘The Toast’ and ‘Bombardier’ Payne

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Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Pro Natural Dark and Extra

I’ve been a big fan Pro Natural since it first came out and use the range for practically all of my fishing on natural/non commercial venues. Over the last few years, the range has expanded to cover most situations on rivers and lakes. Pro Natural Pro Natural Extra Pro Natural Dark Pro Natural Fine Lake Dark Pro Natural Bream Pro Natural Bream

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Todber Manor – Open – 12th August 2020

I’d booked a week off work and really wanted to fish somewhere so when I saw Todber had a match on, I stuck my name down. It’s been fishing it’s head off with huge winning weights and 300lb plus needed to frame, I was hoping I’d be able to have a nice days silvers fishing as I don’t own enough keepnets to

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River Parrett – Mrs Williams Cup – 9th August 2020

It was back to the Parrett Works stretch for another Stoke match and once again The Ranch was open for breakfast, I went for the Full English this time and it was lovely although nearly too much for me! Then it was time for the draw and even though he wasn’t fishing with us this week, Chris W decided our fates for

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Summerhayes – Open – 2nd August 2020

I booked me and Steve P in for our first match here for a while and the day got off to a great start with a cracking breakfast at the bowling club (thanks to Drew and Julie for looking after us). Arriving at the venue it was nice to see some faces I hadn’t seen for a while although there was a

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New Guru Releases

I reviewed the first release of the Guru Mick Wilkinson Signature Pole Float Range last September (you can read that one here) and I have to say I still love them and now have loads! In that review I predicted the next release would be F1 Slims (carbon and wire stems) and a cookie/dibber style float, well I was right about the

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