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

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

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

Open match win, Woodland View, Barley pool 87lb


This match was spread over Hay, Barley, Front and Back Deans. I fancied Hay and Barley and when I drew end peg 19 on Barley I really fancied it for a few fish.  The plan was to start the match on the pellet feeder throwing to the far bank. I found the same depth of water on my long and short pole lines, about 4 … Continue reading Open match win, Woodland View, Barley pool 87lb

Open match win, Hillview Saturday Open, 115lb


This week I returned to Hillview for their regular Saturday open held over Moorhen, Heron and one of the canals. I won the match with my first tonne+ catch of 2019  The match saw 26 anglers spread over Moorhen, Heron and one of the canal pools. I really wanted to draw on the canal pool but home for the day was Moorhen 17.  I was … Continue reading Open match win, Hillview Saturday Open, 115lb

Open match win, Hillview Saturday Open, Moorhen pool, 61lb


This Saturday I visited a blustery Hillview for their regular open The forecast was for strong gusty winds all day and it was only a spur of the moment decision to go as there isn’t a lot to do on a cold windy Saturday in February . So glad I fished the match! The match had 26 anglers fishing over Moorhen and Heron pools plus … Continue reading Open match win, Hillview Saturday Open, Moorhen pool, 61lb

Open match win, Hillview, Moorhen pool, 81lb


This match had 24 anglers fishing over Moorhen pool and Canals 3 and 4.    I drew on Moorhen 17 which has a island to fish to and this proved to be my main plan of attack. Hillview is a maggot dominated venue in the winter. So I set up a small 30g Preston ICS maggot feeder for throwing towards the island, two long pole … Continue reading Open match win, Hillview, Moorhen pool, 81lb

Open match win, Manor Farm Leisure Sunday Open


This Sunday I visited Manor Farm Leisure for their open on Island and Windmill pools. This match was winter fishing at its hardest. 2 degrees and heavy snow, sleet and rain for the whole day.  I drew on Island 6 and throw out the bomb with bread at the all in. I caught a small F1 in the first 20 minutes. But after an 1 … Continue reading Open match win, Manor Farm Leisure Sunday Open

Open match win, Manor Farm Leisure, Thursday affordable open


Using up a few days holiday from work before the end of the year meant I was able to visit Manor Farm Leisure for their mid week affordable open. I drew Windmill 34 in the shallows with only a 3 foot depth of water. But with a few days of mild winter weather I was still confident of catching a few fish. I decided to … Continue reading Open match win, Manor Farm Leisure, Thursday affordable open

Open match win, Jubilee Fishery


Being off work this week on holiday I was able to fish the Jubilee fishery Wednesday affordable open, this week held on the Withes pool. These matches generally attract 15-20 anglers each week and today saw 15 fishing. They have a bonus peg each week which is capped at £50.00 and then another one is started. Today there were 4 bonus pegs in as no … Continue reading Open match win, Jubilee Fishery

Open match win and new venue record at The Jubilee Fishery, 163lb,


I drew Withies pool peg 7 (new peg 4) which is a peg that has been kind to me in the past and one that you can build a good weight.The Jubilee fishery is a club water and not a commercial fishery so you really have to think and find your fish to produce a good weight. I’ll explain how I did this and point … Continue reading Open match win and new venue record at The Jubilee Fishery, 163lb,