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Acorn Fishery – Charlie Barnes Memorial Match – 3rd December 2022

Charlie loved his silvers fishing and another venue he used to frequent was Acorn Fishery up near Kingston Seymour. I’ve been wanting to fish it for ages and when I saw there was a memorial match for Charlie I phoned up and booked in. I get a real buzz fishing new venues and spoke to a few people to get an idea

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Revels Fishery – Open – 29th November 2022

I’ve been dying to get back to Revels so booked a few Tuesday’s off work leading up to Xmas. Steve P fancied it as well so we met at the Airfield Tavern in Yeovil for breakfast. Normally very good, it was disappointing on our last visit but I asked for my bacon well done this time around and it was really nice

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Summerhayes – Open – 27th November 2022

Before I get on to this weeks match, we had Ruthie’s Cup presentation last night and as promised I’ve updated the results and added some photos to the post from the last match which can be found here – Ruthie’s Cup We had heavy rain and strong winds all day on Saturday but thankfully the forecast was much better for today. After

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Ilminster Angling Association – The Xmas Fayre

There never used to be a trophy for the Xmas Fayre but as it’s one of the bigger matches on the IAA calendar, I thought it might be worthwhile compiling a list of winners over the years (I’ll do the same for IAA Open as well). There are a few gaps where I couldn’t find results. For the last few years the

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Ilminster Angling Association – Heaviest Match Weight Trophy

Winners of the Heaviest Match Weight Trophy. I think this one was presented for the top weight over the winter league series on the river, fairly modest weights in the earlier years and even though they began to increase in the 80’s, 20lb weights were yet to be a regular occurrence. It would be interesting to compare the weights to more modern

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River Isle – IAA Winter League 1 – 20th November 2022

I always look forward to our winter league on the Isle, round 1 was cancelled due to low flows and leading up to this match, we had torrential rain and I was sure we’d be on the pond today but by Saturday the river was nearly back to normal levels. We all met at the bowling club and were well looked after

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Summerhayes – Champion of Champions Silvers Final – 19th November 2022

Another of those matches I would dearly love to win but to date, fifth is my best result from the first time I qualified in 2017. Waking up to a hard frost was a bit of a rude awakening and the drop in temperature wouldn’t be doing us any favours today. I met Zooner for breakfast in the truck stop (when I

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Hebditch’s Pond – Ruthie’s Cup – 16th November 2022

It was the third and final match for Ruthie’s Cup on Wednesday and I could get used to this fishing three times a week! We all met at Cartgate for breakfast which was good although there was some confusion with several of the orders! Then it was time for the draw and it was my turn in the middle section. Pegs 5

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Summerhayes – Open – 13th November 2022

It was back to Summerhayes on Sunday with the match on Sellicks this time. We had a cracking breakfast at the bowling club again (thanks Charlotte) before heading to Bridgwater. Twelve anglers fishing today which is a good number for Sellicks. Nick gave Pete a hand to do the draw and first up was the golden peg which was number 9. I

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Summerhayes – Charlie Barnes Memorial Match – 12th November 2022

One of my favourite matches of the year and one I managed to win for the first time last year so I would be trying my hardest to defend my title. The final IAA Summer League match at Coombe was also rescheduled for the same day which was a bit gutting as I was in with a good chance of a top