Sunday, 30 May 2010

More details for next week

Regarding the friendly/lure/jerk match next weekend.
Ok after speaking to Rob about this Jerk/Lure match the details are as follows
Meet 6am at the Lime Kilns car park, fish through till 2, £5 per person entry, winning team takes all.Team size will be decided by how many people turn up. (According to Rob the winning team buys the beers!) Above is a picture of Rob with a fish smaller than most of his lures!

EDAA pike rules apply
(i.e.: you MUST have a large net & unhooking mat, etc)

Saturday, 29 May 2010

First speaker confirmed for the winter!

I know it seems like a long way off and I have no wish to dismiss the summer before we have had it. But I am very pleased to announce that renowned big fish angler and celebrated angling journalist Mr Neville Fickling has agreed to come and give us a talk for our first meeting of the new winter season on October 21st. More details will be released nearer to the date but I was so pleased that I just had to let everyone know.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Team Jerk! Or does size matter?

A good friend of the Devon region Rob Darby who works for local tackle wholesaler Swift Tackle has been in contact with me with the idea of having a small (5inch and under) lure VS Jerkbaits/Larger Lures match on Exeter canal on Sunday June 6th. If anybody is interested in taking part they can either contact me here or e-mail rob direct at

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Finally the Match report!

Sorry about the delay but after a busy week at work and fishing finally here is the match report. 7.30 am on a cold and grey may sunday morning saw a motley crew of pike anglers gathering in the lime kilns car park by Exeter canal. Not a massive turn out but good to see some new faces.
(L to R) Ian N, Steve, Dave, Baz, Dave, Dom, Rob(Norbz), Ian and finally Seb and Marlena his girlfriend/ghillie.
We decided to make the event a pairs match- a good move, I thought, because it added a cooperative spirit as well as a further element of surprise. 9 anglers split into 4 pairs and myself Ian N fishing and taking pics but not competing as I didnt have a partner. At the start 7 headed towards the turf locks end and Rob and Seb headed towards the double locks (nothing to do with the nearest pub being that way?)Everyone had bites, but the fish seemed to be pecking at lures rather than trying to murder them. Top man on the day was Barry Thomson with two jacks like peas in a pod at five and a half pounds each

Rob Darby took the best pike at over seven pounds on his travels towards Double Locks.

Over the course of the match almost all people caught fish (sorry Seb)
All in all we had a terrific day out on the canal and in spite of less than spectacular results, the whole event was fished in the right spirit, with good banter and excellent sportsmanship. In what other match would you see anglers helping to net and weigh fish for rival teams?

Monday, 3 May 2010

Pike Match

Thanks to everybody who turned out on what was a grey, cold and uninviting morning to take part in the May Lure Match.

Just a couple of pics to whet your appetites a proper report to follow but its not raining at the moment so I am going fishing!