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

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

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

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

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

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

Hillview Sunday Open, Canal 3 -weighing in 73lb


This Sunday I took in the open at Hillview. I fancied fishing one of the canals this week as these are normally in on a Sunday. On arrival at the fishery the place was rammed with anglers cars and I feared a club were on the canals. It turned out two clubs had matches, but I was happy to learn these two clubs actually were … Continue reading Hillview Sunday Open, Canal 3 -weighing in 73lb

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

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

Andy Mitchell wins the Hillview Saturday Open


This weekend Jubilee Nomads were in action over both days on different venues on a cold winter weekend. Saturday saw Andy and Robin travel down to Tewkesbury for the usual Saturday Open match at Hillview spread over the two main pools, Heron and Moorhen. Andy drew peg 39 on Heron and after a slow start on the maggot feeder he went long on the pole … Continue reading Andy Mitchell wins the Hillview Saturday Open

Rob Butcher picks up a section win at Hillview’s Sunday Open


This week five of us Nomads returned to Hillview for the Sunday Open. This week with 21 anglers spread over the two main pools, Moorhen and Heron  Rob, Robin and Andy drew on the Moorhen pool while Phil and Stu drew on the Heron pool. It was Rob that was the star Nomad this week, winning his section from peg 15 with 59lb 0oz, to … Continue reading Rob Butcher picks up a section win at Hillview’s Sunday Open

Rob Butcher wins his Section at Hillviews Saturday Open


This week, Saturday was the main day for the Nomads with Phil, Rob, Andy and Stu fished Hillviews Saturday Open spread over Moorhen, Heron and Canal 1.  Andy and Robin were in one section and Stu and Phil in another on the Moorhen pool while Rob drew on canal one. Rob won his section on canal 1 with 44lb 8oz to take the Nomad Super … Continue reading Rob Butcher wins his Section at Hillviews Saturday Open