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

Jubilee Nomad December monthly round up


A quiet month for the Jubilee Nomads but still good to see we are regularly picking up a few Brown Envelopes with Phil and Stu winning open matches outright during the month and Stu backing that up with a good run of results at Manor Farm Leisure during December. Going into 2022 this will be a monthly write up on us Jubilee Nomads rather the … Continue reading Jubilee Nomad December monthly round up

Hillview Sunday Open match WIN, 62lb 8oz


This week I fished Hillviews Sunday open which was split over the Moorhen and Heron pools plus the first canal. With the weather returning to milder conditions I was hopeful of a good days fishing. I really wanted to draw on one of the pools as I fancied a day on the rods which had produced when I last fished the Heron pool a few … Continue reading Hillview Sunday Open match WIN, 62lb 8oz

3rd placed at Hillview Sunday Open on the maggot feeder – 40lb


This Sunday morning was the first time this winter having to scape ice off the car windscreen so I knew it was going to be a hard days fishing, but you can still have a good days fishing, Hillview is as good as any venue in winter. On arrival as the fishery only 6 anglers had bothered to turn up. Normally there is at least … Continue reading 3rd placed at Hillview Sunday Open on the maggot feeder – 40lb

Split Shot v Stotz’s – both have their place


Just a short review on a small but really important item of tackle we all use on our pole rigs, Split Shot. I feel both have benefits over the other when used in different ways. Over recent months after using Stotz’s for all my Commercial pole rigs over the last few years since they arrived in tackle shops, I’ve returned to split shot on most … Continue reading Split Shot v Stotz’s – both have their place

3rd Overall and Section win, Woodland View Mid week Open, 55lb


With the weather forecasted to be nice for the middle of November, no wind and rain and mild for the time of year I made a last minute decision to take a day off work, using up a spare holiday day rather than taking it in December when it probably wouldn’t be as nice a day. I hadn’t been to Woodland View for several weeks … Continue reading 3rd Overall and Section win, Woodland View Mid week Open, 55lb