Hillview Sunday Open match WIN with 141lb 0oz


This Sunday I fancied a change of venue for my fishing. I’ve been going to the regular Sunday opens at Woodland View pretty much all Summer with limited success and I fancied a return to Hillview, I venue that suits me well. The match was held over Moorhen and the first canal. I really fancied fishing a canal as I’ve not fished one since lockdown … Continue reading Hillview Sunday Open match WIN with 141lb 0oz

Jubilee Nomads win the 2021 Teams of 4 Whitehall 1212 match at the Jam Factory


Saturday saw The Jubilee Nomads enter a team of four at the Jam Factory for the Whitehall 1212 organised match. A total of 15 strong teams entered this years match where each team has an angler on each pool fishing for overall team points to decide the winner. With 15 point for a pool win on offer and then 14 to 2nd and 13 for … Continue reading Jubilee Nomads win the 2021 Teams of 4 Whitehall 1212 match at the Jam Factory

Match fishing – an obsessional pass time?


There is a phrase, “the more you put in, the more you get” match fishing has many types of angler. During my time fishing matches over the years I’ve met anglers from all walks of life. Yes its a fantastic hobby, we all know that, It gets you out the house in all types of weather and health and wellbeing benefits are well known. Match … Continue reading Match fishing – an obsessional pass time?

Why I’ve chosen the Garbolino UK3 Match Power plus over the UK4 Maxim


Having used Garbolino poles for the last 25 years and trust them immensely. Plus knowing all my Top Kits would still fit the new pole, when is came to replacing my GMax C1 Power for my commercial fishing the choice was the easy. A new Garbolino UK pole. But which one? I couldn’t afford the mortgage for a UK1 !! So baring in mind my … Continue reading Why I’ve chosen the Garbolino UK3 Match Power plus over the UK4 Maxim

Andy Mitchell puts together another big weight to frame at Woodland View’s Sunday Open


Fresh from his Nomad victory at Tirley Court last week with a double tonne Andy continues his good form at Woodland View where he is now regularly in the frame. This week the open had 22 anglers split over Front Deans and Hay pools. Andy drew on Front Deans 4 this week weighing another big weight of margin monsters mainly in the last two hours. … Continue reading Andy Mitchell puts together another big weight to frame at Woodland View’s Sunday Open

Chip Shopped at Woodland View Sunday Open


This Sunday I went over to Woodland View for the Sunday Open. With a lot a clubs fishing on various pools across the complex as you get in the summer months the open match saw 22 anglers spilt over Front Dean and Hay pool this time. Now that the covid restrictions have been lifted at was nice to finally draw my own peg this week. … Continue reading Chip Shopped at Woodland View Sunday Open

2nd placed on Pete’s pool, Tirley Court with 184lb


The prolific Pete’s pool at Tirley Court is a venue I always look forward to match fishing every year. It never disappoints! It’s not a commercial venue just a pool on a farm. But by-god it’s simply awesome. The fishing here is far superior to any commercial venue I know. Its just a large pool on a farm just south of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire that … Continue reading 2nd placed on Pete’s pool, Tirley Court with 184lb

Andy Mitchell wins at Tirley Court with 212lb


This week us Jubilee Nomads fished our own match with a few invited guests on the awesome Pete’s pool at Tirley Court. We always look forward to fishing the two matches we are able to book on this venue each year as the fishing is always prolific here and actually booking a match here is difficult. Unfortunately Stu had to miss the match as he … Continue reading Andy Mitchell wins at Tirley Court with 212lb

Andy Mitchell wins Back Deans at Woodland View Sunday Open


Just three of us Jubilee Nomads fished the open at Woodland View this week. Andy, Phil and Doug. Despite recent good attendances lately numbers were down this week but there were still some good anglers present. So the match was held on Back Deans and High pools. Phil and Doug drew on the High pool while Andy found Back Dean’s 63 home for the day. … Continue reading Andy Mitchell wins Back Deans at Woodland View Sunday Open

8oz off a Section win at Woodland View Sunday Open


This Sunday saw me travel over to Woodland View for the Sunday Open. This week spread over Back Deans and High pools. Back Deans hadn’t fished well the previous day with only 40lb winning the pool then so I hoped to draw on High pool, which I did and home for the day was peg 8. This is a deep peg at around 6 foot … Continue reading 8oz off a Section win at Woodland View Sunday Open

Summer evening pleasure fishing the Traditional Waggler for large carp with pellets.


I’m very fortunate to have the Manor Farm Leisure complex here in Evesham right on my door step and what better way is there than to spend an evening, fishing the traditional waggler on the island pool after a hard day at work for a few hours on a perfectly calm summer evening. At only a fiver for an evening fishing this is daylight robbery. … Continue reading Summer evening pleasure fishing the Traditional Waggler for large carp with pellets.

Woodland View open, Hay pool peg 6 – 51lb 2nd in section.


Last Sunday it was back to Woodland View for the Open. Another good attendance saw 34 anglers spread over Back Deans, Hay and Arles pools. I quite fancied Hay pool. I’ve not fished it many times before and this time Mick actually drew me peg 6 on Hay from the Car Park, as per the Covid restrictions. It’s a little walk to Hay and I’d … Continue reading Woodland View open, Hay pool peg 6 – 51lb 2nd in section.

Hillview Saturday Open – an enjoyable day catching shallow, but I neglected a good margin, weighing in 80lb


This weekend with it being Fathers day on the Sunday and the Mrs had planned a meal out down the pub on the Sunday for her aunties 81st birthday. I dropped into Hillview for the Saturday Open. This Saturday saw a poor turnout of only 15 anglers, which is strange for such a prolific venue that Hillview is. But this did mean we were spread … Continue reading Hillview Saturday Open – an enjoyable day catching shallow, but I neglected a good margin, weighing in 80lb

Evesham – The ‘Wembley’ of running water fishing


The small market gardening town of Evesham is blessed with the picturesque Warwickshire Avon running its course through the Vale of Evesham and it’s been a mecca for river anglers for years. In 1929, Ernie and Eileen Huxley moved to Hampton Ferry to operate a smallholding market garden and the ferry, which was still the only link between the village of Hampton and Evesham. Being … Continue reading Evesham – The ‘Wembley’ of running water fishing

Preston Dura Slip hybrid elastic


This Dura Slip Hybrid elastic ticks all the boxes for me based on it’s durability, performance and its cost price. 6 months in from trying a couple of top kits with Preston new Hybrid Dura Slip. I must say I’m pretty impressed with it. I first used the green 11 elastic though a couple normal top kits back in the winter fishing for carp and … Continue reading Preston Dura Slip hybrid elastic

2nd placed overall at Woodland View Sunday Open


This week had seen the fish spawning at Woodland View. So the fishing was always going to be interesting and so it proved. The Open was held on Front and Back Deans with me drawing the front bank of Deans again. Having drawn this area for the last 3 times and I’ve struggled to put a decent bag together from this area. This time peg … Continue reading 2nd placed overall at Woodland View Sunday Open

Phil Seedhouse 2nd overall at Woodland View Sunday Open


The recent good Jubilee Nomad form at Woodland View continues. After Andy’s 2nd place finish last Sunday, it was Phil’s turn to frame this Sunday. This Sundays open was held over Front and Back Deans with just Phil, Andy and Doug in attendance for the Nomads. Stu and Rob had decided to travel to Hillview for their open while Robin and Mark were off doing … Continue reading Phil Seedhouse 2nd overall at Woodland View Sunday Open

Doug Smith wins his section at Woodland View Sunday Open


This Sundays Open match saw another excellent turnout of 45 anglers spread over Front Deans, Hay, High and Arles pools, with many using the match as a practise for the Golden Reel qualifier next Saturday. Five of us Jubilee Nomads were in attendance dispite the weather forecast which saw blustery conditions with heavy rain forecast for later in the day. It felt like we were … Continue reading Doug Smith wins his section at Woodland View Sunday Open

Why I’ve returned to mass produced Commercial pole floats


Several years ago mass produced pole floats from some of the main fishing tackle companies were really terrible. Often falling apart even before they sat in the water. The choice on offer wasn’t good either with only a few basic options generally available. Many serious anglers turned to handmade or hand assembled float makers such as Mick Wilkinson and Nick Gilbert to name a couple. … Continue reading Why I’ve returned to mass produced Commercial pole floats