Open match win with 113lb off the Heron pool, Hillview


This weeks Open at Hillview was held on the Heron pool, Only a dozen or so anglers this week and with clubs booking out the normal canals that are used on a Sunday, we found us all pegged out on the Heron pool this week. High pressure and bright conditions were forecasted which wasn’t ideal for fishing but when peg 29 was drawn out for … Continue reading Open match win with 113lb off the Heron pool, Hillview

Section win at Lower Park Fisheries on The Corn Stores Charity match with 57lb 10oz


This week saw a change of venue for me, returning back to Lower Park Fisheries for the first time in about 3 years for a Charity match run by The Corn Stores fishing tackle shop in Redditch in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Corn Stores run this match annually and normally it coincides with our Nomad festival down in Somerset every year, meaning I’m … Continue reading Section win at Lower Park Fisheries on The Corn Stores Charity match with 57lb 10oz

Section win off the Heron pool, Hillview Saturday Open with 98lb


This weekend I fished the Saturday open at Hillview which was held on the lakes with 20 anglers split over the Moorhen and Heron pools. The draw was done and I had peg 36 on Heron as home for the day. I fancied a shallow day fishing casters this time as this has been the way to go lately at the venue and a method … Continue reading Section win off the Heron pool, Hillview Saturday Open with 98lb

3rd on the Moorhen pool, Hillview Saturday Open, 87lb 8oz


This week I fished the Hillview open on the Saturday rather than my normal Sunday. The two pools, Moorhen and Heron are normally used on a Saturday and I’d been looking forward it it all week. But the big question was how was it going to fish? We’d had a heat wave all week with temperatures in the 30’s and Keith the owner had said … Continue reading 3rd on the Moorhen pool, Hillview Saturday Open, 87lb 8oz

Garbolino Ultra Compact Power Margin Kit


These Garbolino margin kits have been available for a while now and I’ve always preferred to use a standard long top two kit for my margin work, thinking you need plenty of heavy elastic to stretch out when playing big margin munters from the commercial venues I regularly fish. Well I recently brought one of these short power kits that fit onto most Garbolino poles … Continue reading Garbolino Ultra Compact Power Margin Kit

3rd at Hillview Sunday Open with 82lb


This week Hillview’s Sunday open was just on the Moorhen pool. For some reason only 4 anglers turned up for this one. This was really strange. They had anglers staying in some of the lodges but these anglers were just pleasure fishing during their stay. There were a few regulars having a breakie but these were on a club match on two of the canals … Continue reading 3rd at Hillview Sunday Open with 82lb

Rob Butcher wins the 2022 Jubilee Nomad 3 day Spring festival


This years Spring festival saw the Jubilee Nomads and invited guests enjoy another fabulous 3 days fishing on 3 different venues, where as always the banter flowed through out the duration of the of the festival. This year we fished at the Jam Factory on Ash, Cob house on the Laurel pool and then a new venue for us, Hawthorn pool at Drakes Broughton. We … Continue reading Rob Butcher wins the 2022 Jubilee Nomad 3 day Spring festival

Jubilee Nomads April round up


April saw the Jubilee Nomads fishing different venues around the area. Star performer Andy is fast becoming the main man to beat at Woodland View. Andy has put the man hours in at this venue, fishing it most weekends throughout the winter and early spring and is now regularly picking up most week’s when he’s fishing there. This has been noticed by one of the … Continue reading Jubilee Nomads April round up

2nd overall at Hillview Sunday open from the Heron pool with 88lb 8oz


This week the Sunday open was held on the Heron pool, rather than the canals that are regularly used on a Sunday. The canals had club matches on them today and I looked forward to fishing the Heron pool. It had fished well the day before but with more anglers on it today there was going to be more pressure on the water. The canals … Continue reading 2nd overall at Hillview Sunday open from the Heron pool with 88lb 8oz

Hillview Two day Festival for Cancer research


The Easter bank holiday weekend saw Hillview Lakes hold a two day festival for Cancer research in memory of two anglers that used the fish the venue before becoming ill, Craig Cox and Francis Porter. The event was well run by Ian Barker and fished in glorious weather conditions over the Friday and Saturday, with 47 anglers supporting the event catching 5,897lb of fish between … Continue reading Hillview Two day Festival for Cancer research

The Big one – fishing show at Stoneleigh, What did you think to it?


Well after a two year break due to Covid it was good to see the return of these two fishing shows, firstly at Farnborough and then the local one to me at Stoneleigh. So off I went for a moosh around the Stoneleigh show. So what did I think to this years show? Well I had mixed feelings about it this year. I’d heard a … Continue reading The Big one – fishing show at Stoneleigh, What did you think to it?

Section win, Hillview Sunday Open with 100lb


With the weather changing for the better with temperatures finally rising during the week and a dry fine day forecast I was really looking forward to this match, this week held on the 3rd and 4th canals at Hillview. Home for the day was peg 79 on the 3rd canal which I was fairly happy with as this pool has been the better of canals … Continue reading Section win, Hillview Sunday Open with 100lb

Hillview Sunday Open match WIN, 57lb 8oz


This weeks Open at Hillview was split over the 3rd & 4th Canals. As always I hoped for canal 4 as this is generally the better pool compared to the other pools on the complex. But again canal 3 became home for the day, however I drew on peg 70 an end peg so I wasn’t to disappointed as this is generally a good area … Continue reading Hillview Sunday Open match WIN, 57lb 8oz

Jubilee Nomads February round up


February saw some cold, wet and windy conditions throughout the month where not all of us Jubilee Nomads got on the bank but we still had a little success at Woodland View, Cob House and Hillview. 5th February Robin and Andy booked into Cob House’s Saturday open on the Chestnut pool, Robin won the match on the maggot feeder from peg 27, placing 88lb 10oz … Continue reading Jubilee Nomads February round up

2nd overall at Hillview Sunday Open and section win with 57lb 0oz


This weeks Sunday Open saw 14 anglers braving the blustery conditions spread over canal 3 and 4 at Hillview. I drew on canal 3 peg 73 which I was happy about as the wind today was off my back for most of the match. But fishing over to the far bank was going to be difficult so I just opted to fish down the track … Continue reading 2nd overall at Hillview Sunday Open and section win with 57lb 0oz

2nd placed, Hillview Sunday Open, 41lb 8oz


This week Hillview’s open match was on the Heron pool where they have been re-doing the causeway between the Heron and Moorhen pools in recent weeks. This causeway had become eroded in recent years and had become quite narrow in places making it difficult to set pole rollers up behind you. So with the pegs on the causeway now refurbished the match was on all … Continue reading 2nd placed, Hillview Sunday Open, 41lb 8oz