Pheasant Pool, Elmbridge

June the 25th, 17 fished. Today’s Wythall Royal British Legion AC contest was to be held at the prolific Elmbridge fishery, in Worcestershire. There are three pools on the complex: Peacock, Heron and Pheasant. Whilst Peacock is generally used for small club matches, the latter two pools are big-weight waters; most summer contests are won […]

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House Pool, Tunnel Barn Farm

June the 18th, 16 fished. Today’s Hall Green Home Guard AC contest was to be held at Tunnel Barn Farm, a popular fishery situated in the village of Shrewley, near Warwick. Today we were booked onto House, a pool which, according to the fishery website, is home to 140,000 fish. Now I’m sure I don’t […]

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Packington Somers, Lucas National

June the 17th, 56 fished. Something completely different today: a teams of eight match at Packington Somers fishery in Warwickshire. The Lucas National is an annual competition that began its life in 1991; that year thirteen teams contested a match on the river Trent at Bass Island, with Bill Hawkes of Marston Green organising the […]

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Grebe Pool, Kingfisher

June the 4th, 14 fished. An unusual venue for today’s Wythall Royal British Legion AC contest. Not a commercial fishery this time, but a pool on a syndicate water in Wolvey, Warwickshire. Kingfisher Pools are located beside Makins Fishery, Phase 2, and are only occasionally used for matches. There are two pools; when you enter […]

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Bridge Pool, Blythe Waters

May the 21st, 17 fished. A Hall Green Home Guard A.C contest today at Blythe Waters, and we were on Bridge, a pool I’d only match fished once previously – an icy December affair I managed to win with a low 30lb weight. In the week leading up to the match I did a little […]

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Hay and Barley, Woodland View

May the 14th, 19 fished. A good turn out for today’s Wythall Royal British Legion A.C. match – and no wonder, previous years’ contests on these pools have produced some excellent sport. In fact, I’ve finished last on lake two years running with weights in excess of 80lb. An indication of the quality of fishing […]

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Extension Pool, Tunnel Barn Farm

April the 23rd, 17 fished. Today’s Hall Green Home Guard A.C. match was to be held on Tunnel Barn Farm, Extension Pool. The weather looked great for late April: 17 degrees, a light breeze – perfect. The previous day’s Open contest had been held on Extension (and New) and it had fished brilliantly, with several […]

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