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Summerhayes – Open – 17th March 2024

Thankfully no oversleeping dramas on Sunday morning and I was able to enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast at the bowling club. A few more fishing today with 23 anglers booked in and among the myriad of stars present was none other than one of Torquay’s finest, Geoff ‘The Garlic King’ Young. It’s a little known fact that he was Michael Caine’s stunt

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Summerhayes – Silvers Open – 16th March 2024

A double header at Summerhayes this week starting with a silvers match on Saturday. My day didn’t get off to the best of starts when my alarm went off at 5:45 and I slept through it, I woke up at 6:30 which was when I was supposed to be meeting the others. I messaged Nick to say I was running late and

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Summerhayes – Open – 10th March 2024

On Sunday it was back to Longs on Summerhayes and after doing me proud yesterday, I was hoping my drawing arm would continue to behave! Another good turnout of 19 booked in for today and with Pete away for the day, Roy was in charge of proceedings. The golden ball was drawn and it was number 13, great for silvers and one

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Todber Manor – Silvers Open – 9th March 2024

I enjoyed my first match on the newly revamped Ash lake a few weeks back and was looking forward to having another go this Saturday. Nick, Parker The Pole and Norts also booked in so we assembled at Cartgate for a hearty breakfast first. Guy was in charge of proceedings today and deprived us of our pools money whilst proving his multi-tasking

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Summerhayes – Open – 3rd March 2024

Only one match this weekend as Parker ‘The Pole’ and me headed to the Big One at Farnborough on Saturday. To be honest, the show has become very carp orientated but it’s still a good day out with the likes of Garbolino, Nu-Fish, Nytro and of course Guru well represented. The latter’s stand gets bigger and better every year and they had

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New Bait-Tech Super Sprays

Bait-Tech brought out their Super Sprays last year and the first flavours in the range were Fruity, Sweet, Savoury and Spicy. A brilliant little product with loads of uses, now they may be small in stature but they’re big on attraction and certainly pack a punch. Spray directly on method feeders, hookbaits or pellets Flavour water to mix groundbait or soak expanders

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Summerhayes – Open – 25th February 2024

The next day it was Sellicks at Summerhayes which I always look forward to although the forecast for the afternoon made grim reading with strong winds and heavy rain! Twelve fishing today including Toby ‘The Terminator’ Burrell who has been sent back in time by Skynet to dominate the silvers fishing at Summerhayes. On a blistering run of form, he’s completed his

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Acorn Fishery – Open – 24th February 2024

On Saturday we headed to Acorn for our first visit of the year, there had been some good silvers weights in the week but waking up to a hard frost wouldn’t do us any favours. 26 anglers booked in for today and I was hoping for a nice silvers peg, Des held the bucket aloft and I pulled out 15 which wasn’t

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Summerhayes – Open – 18th February 2024

The following day we were back at Summerhayes with the match on Longs again and another great turnout of 24 (including Karl Aplin who I haven’t seen for ages). I was third on the list this week and delved into the bucket hoping to pull out pegs 12, 13 or 19 and came close with number 11 which I was fairly happy

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Ivy House – Fish South Silvers Qualifier – 17th February 2024

Saturday was another Fish South Silvers Qualifier at Ivy House, I’d really enjoyed my first visit (although drawing a bunghole always helps!) and along with Nick, Norts had also bought a ticket for this one. After the alarm went off at a rather unsociable 4:30am, I met the others an hour later and we arrived at the fishery nice and early. We

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