Dillington Pond – Crown League – 22nd October 2006

We were supposed to be fishing the river but the Isle was up and coloured and with more rain forecast it was decided that the safe bet would be to move the match to Dillington. With my recent form here I wasn’t too upset but would it continue? Again there was a good turnout with twelve hardy souls willing to battle the

Sutton Bingham Reservoir – Teams of six Wateraid Match – 21st October 2006

This was the first match of a double header for me this weekend and a venue I only fish a couple of times a year. The reservoir is mainly trout fishing but open to coarse fishing a few times a year to enable the owners, Wessex Water, to remove some of the huge stocks of carp and roach. Teams from the water

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River Isle – Hollowlegs League – 15th October 2006

Was up fairly early and raring to go, everything was going fine until the poxy cashpoint machine ate my card, after faffing about for ages I finally got to the Crown in Ilminster only slightly late. Luckily people were still finishing breakfast so I had time for a cup of coffee. This was to be the first match of the Hollowlegs (formally

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River Isle – Crown League – 8th October 2006

I was really looking forward to this one, the first proper match of the river season. Also quite a bit of rain in the week and I was hoping there would be a nice tinge of colour to the river. Got to the Crown pub (the leagues sponsers) and had quite a shock as there were thirteen eager anglers waiting to draw.

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Dillington Pond – 1st October 2006

Me and Andy got to the draw and the good news was that due to the awful weather the match was to be at Dillington. The bad news was that the weather forecast predicted more of the same, storms, heavy rain and thunder and lightning, oh deep joy. After paying our pools it was time to draw, I stuck my hand in

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Chard Reservoir – 24th September 2006

This blog could also be titled ‘How the wheel fell off!’ Met for the draw at the resi carpark at 9:15 and managed to draw peg 35 which was next to where I was last time, as this area isn’t well known for bream it was to be a roach day again. Set up a four metre whip with a small waggler

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Dillington Pond – 17th September 2006

As usual we met in the Crown Inn, Ilminster for the draw. Upon our arrival Robin told us(me and Andy) that the match was to be held on Dillington and not Curland as we expected. I wasn’t too disappointed as I’d won the last three matches I’d fished on this venue. I drew peg 8 which put me on a bank on

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Chard Reservoir – 10th September 2006

Chard reservoir, the main species are roach, bream, perch and carp. Got to the draw in the resi carpark, everybody wanted the favoured bream pegs, 48, 49 or 50 and of course I drew peg 37. Still I’d decided I was going to fish for roach all day because although the bream fishing can be fantastic and 100lb weights arn’t uncommon, it’s

Langport League – Stathe Drain – 3rd September 2006

The final round arrived and due to weed problems the match was to be split between Stathe Drain (3 sections) and the River Parrett (2 sections). I went into the draw and actually managed to pick a couple of end pegs, A1 (and the scales for the team) for Andy and E8, on Stathe, for me. Elsewhere, Alan Dunn was also on

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Evesham – 26th-28th August 2006

Just got back from Evesham, another excellent weekend. On the Saturday we watched the fishing for a bit, saw Wayne Swinscoe (the eventual winner) catch some nice net roach, also saw Jeff Spiers land his 5lb+ barbel which landed him 3rd place. Had a fairly quiet night as Andy wasn’t feeling too well and managed to projectile vomit everywhere, although he still

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