Deja vu at Hillview’s Sunday Open, same peg as the previous week and 2nd overall again with 119lb


After last weeks 2nd place and full of confidence, off to Hillview I went for this weeks Sunday Open. This week numbers fishing were slightly down and the match was split between canals 3 and 4. In went my hand into the draw bag and last weeks peg 81 stuck into my hand. So it was game on again and I ran to my peg. … Continue reading Deja vu at Hillview’s Sunday Open, same peg as the previous week and 2nd overall again with 119lb

2nd placed at Hillview Sunday Open with 109lb 12oz


After a few weeks off fishing and also nothing really to write about from the few matches I have actually fished, it was nice to frame at the latest Hillview open this Sunday. Now that the days are getting shorter and temperatures dropping this is my favorite time of the year where the fishing gets a little tougher. So I expected maggots to come into … Continue reading 2nd placed at Hillview Sunday Open with 109lb 12oz

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 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