Hogsbrook Lakes – Charity Match – 28th April 2019

I saw this match advertised on Facebook and asked the Tart if he fancied it, he said yes and got us tickets, Andy Saunders also said he was up for it and would give me a lift – top man! I have fished these lakes many years ago with Chard, the first match on the bottom lake I won with 1lb 5oz!,

Todber Manor – Open – 24th April 2019

After having probably the best day’s silvers fishing I’ve ever had on Friday, I couldn’t wait to get back to Todber for another go, so I booked into the Wednesday open. The weather was back to normal with heavy rain and wind forecast, I met Scotty and Shep at Cartgate for breakfast before making our way to the fishery. As I walked

Sadborow – Spring League 2 – 21st April 2019

For round two of the Spring League, my section would be at Sadborow and with the forecast for another blazing hot day, I was hoping to avoid the two pegs behind the back of the island, as I felt all the fish would be in the open water pegs. After breakfast at ‘Spoons we headed to Perry St to do the draw,

Todber Manor – Open – 19th April 2019

With it being a long weekend, I always try a fit in a couple of matches and with nothing on locally, I put my name down for the open at Todber on Good Friday. I was up really early and after a quick pit stop at Cartgate, I made good time and was soon pulling into the fishery car park, the match

Summerhayes – 14th April 2019

With Longs and Sellicks both fishing well for silvers with around 20lb needed to win, I was looking forward to my first visit of the year so phoned Pete to book in, only for him to say there were club matches on both ponds and Sunday’s open would be on Willow! I messaged Jeff in the week to find out if he

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Orange

I’ve never been much of a tackle tart (those that have seen my gear, can testify to this!) if I’m happy with something I see no need to change it and in the case of bigger items like seat boxes and poles, I can’t afford to buy the latest model every year. So if I find a particular range of floats that

Perry St Pond – Spring League 1 – 7th April 2019

For this year’s league, there would be three sections, two at Perry St and one at Sadborow, for the first match there would be an open draw and you would be in the same section of seven anglers for three matches and then there would be another open draw, which I think is a really fair way of doing it. We met

Sadborow – 31st March 2019

With the Spring League starting next week and a section at Sadborow once again, Les somehow roped me into some swim clearing (yes you read that right!) with the promise of a little knock up afterwards. We met for breakfast before heading out the pond and spending an hour or so trimming vegetation and generally tidying the swims up including giving the

Reel Elite Clothing Review

My waterproofs were starting to look a bit tatty after a good few years of faithful service (although a bit like Trigger’s broom, the jacket is the same but I’m on about my third bib n brace) so when Bait-Tech announced a clothing range would soon be available from Reel Elite Apparel, I decided to have a look. It wasn’t cheap but

Perry St Pond – 24th March 2019

With the Spring League starting in two weeks, this match was a bit of a practice for those fishing the league and after a really good day at the Big One yesterday, I woke up, the sun was shining and I was really looking forward to this match and before that, another lovely Millfield cafe breakfast. I made a flask and went

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