July 10th 11th 2021 Overnight fishing results Hunstrete

Darren Mc Namara

3 fish caught

25 lb mirror

17lb mirror

26lb mirror

total 68lb

G Partridge

3 fish caught

21.08lb mirror

16.08lb mirror

17lb mirror

total 55lb

C Richards

2 fish caught

23lb common

27.14lb mirror

total 50.14lb

D Astin

2 fish caught

21lb mirror

22lb mirror

total 43lb

B Williams

1 fish caught

24lb mirror

R Barnes

22.8lb mirror

M Pritchard

21lb mirror

A Coleman

19.8lb mirror

J Mitchell

19lb mirror


15lb Common

D Roderick

13lb mirror

Total fish caught 17

Total weight caught 350.14lb

Thursday 01/07/2021 – Bathampton AA – Over 55’s and Short Walks – Bridge Pool

Thursday 01/07/2021 – Bathampton AA – Over 55’s and Short Walks – Bridge Pool


Last minute decision to fish today as I had planned to watch the local cricket 20/20 derby match, Somerset v Gloucestershire, which we cancelled due to some mates having to self isolate. My team won! 

Arrived in plenty of time for my usual wander round. The Pool looked in good nick with plenty of fish showing. I fancied peg 1 near the aerator. Good turn out of 25.

Dave Gillard pulled me peg 31, an area I just can’t get away from. For company I had Dave Poole on 32 and Dave Haines peg 30. This use to be a good area for a few better Carp, but not nowadays due to them being removed, just a handful left.

I set up the waggler for over to the opposite island incase of a struggle, not for F1’s as they don’t seem to hold up here, but Silvers. Then a short and long Ronnie rigs. The pole stayed in the case.


I fed the waggler line with LR’s and both short and long Ronnie lines with neat GB. Started on the short line with single LR and caught Ronnie’s straight away and had a really good couple of hours catching mainly Ronnie’s to 3 oz with a smattering of Perch which seem to have grown on some this year. Went out on the long rig and had two Skimmers one good one, I was soon back on the short line as the wait for a bite was far too long to catch similar size fish. I kept the GB going in on both lines and had a cast on the waggler and again was catching the same size fish and with the wind picking up it was soon retired. Back on the short line and found it quiet and was soon to find some F1’s had moved in over the GB and had three very quickly, still the Silvers were being canny so set up a paste rig and have two more F1’s then back on the Ronnie rig and started to catch again. As the match progressed the harder it became so by switching around I kept a few more coming including another decent Skimmer. Had there still been any number of Carp left in the Pool I would have one, very few caught today. I think it needs restocking with a mix of 2-3lb Carp. 

My Silvers weighed 20 lb 12 oz for a section Silvers win and top Silvers on the day. The five F1’s weighed 8 lb 7 oz definitely growing.

The match was won by Dave Wride (pictured with the Silvers winner) with 53 lb 10 oz from peg 27. Dave caught “on the pole in the water”.

Back to the pub with the usual suspects. Getting use to this table service one positive to come out of the epidemic.


A Section:

1. Bob Feltham 48-0-0 peg 1

Silvers: Paul Clayton 12-09-0 peg 6

B Section:

1. Rob Baker 38-0-0 peg 19

Silvers: Phil Morgan 9-04-0 peg 17

C Section:

1. Dave Wride 53-10-0 peg 27

Silvers: Paul Barnfield 13-06-0 peg 24

D Section:

1. Paul Haines 36-12-0 peg 29

Silvers: Mike Nicholls 20-12-0 peg 31

Weigh Sheets:

June 26th 27th 2021 Overnight results

Mitch 8 fish caught and 4 lost

22lb 2oz mirror 20:00 Saturday

16lb mirror 21:30 Saturday

30lb 2oz mirror 23:00 Saturday

23lb 10oz mirror 23:30 Saturday

23lb 12oz mirror 1:00 Sunday

25lb mirror 2:30 Sunday

27lb 10oz mirror 3:00 Sunday

21lb 8oz mirror 3:30 Sunday

Total 190lb 2oz


T. Crispin 2 fish caught

24lb mirror 20:30 Saturday

29lb common 4:00 Sunday

Total 53lb

R.Bessell 3 fish caught

15lb common 11:00 Saturday

17lb common 1:00 Sunday

20lb common 2:30 Sunday

Total 52lb

L.Fitzgerald 2 fish caught

22lb mirror 23:30 Saturday

22lb common 1:00 Sunday

Total 44lb

S.Davis 2 fish caught

16lb mirror 21:30 Saturday

23lb 10oz mirror 23:00 Saturday

Total 39lb 10oz

J.Willis 2 fish caught

15lb common 20:00 Saturday

21lb mirror 1:00 Sunday

Total 36lb

M.Morean 1 fish caught
34lb 4oz mirror 12:30 Sunday

S.Smitch 1 fish caught
25lb mirror 0:00 Sunday

Scott Fry 1 fish caught
19lb 10oz mirror 21:30 Saturday

R.Duncan 1 fish caught

23lb 8oz mirror 20:30 Saturday

Total fish caught 23

Total weight caught 517lb 2oz

Thursday 20/05/2021 – Bathampton AA – Over 55’s and Short Walks

Friday, 21 May 2021

Thursday 20/05/2021 - Bathampton AA - Over 55's and Short Walks


5 am checked the weather and saw the eastern sky (pictured) - "Red sky in morning shepherds warning" - how true - Gale force winds, rain on and off and bloody cold for the time of year was to follow throughout the day. Far too windy for umbrellas. 

Arrived a bit later than usual so didn't bother with the usual walk around. Twenty one fishing which was good considering the weather forecast, also probably because BAA have stopped the stupid mid match weigh ins which was putting anglers off going. Dave called me peg 29. This peg is a good Silvers peg so would do me sir.

Found myself next to Granty on peg 28 (again), always good fun to be with  especially in the pub with his story telling with Cliff.


Plenty of feeders being set up as no one would be fishing long pole. I set up three rigs the first a margin paste rig which was to sit in the holster getting wet all day. A 4x13 Martin Rayet (MR) float to fish top-set plus one barrel, but did have another barrel in the holster incase. Finally the Ronnie rig which I thought might not present well enough in the conditions. 

The wind on this venue tends to continually change direction from minute by minute, but the main thrust was from the SE, which put the tow from left to right , however, the float would be going the other way so feeding the GB laced with DR's was fed up tow. Started on the MR with single LR on the hook and soon had my first tiny Perch on many, which tend to feed for about an hour before switching off completely. I had a run of F1's including a small Koi (where did that come from). As soon as the wind abated I picked up the Ronnie rig which worked better than I thought and accounted for a couple of big Ronnie Roach and Skimmers. As soon as the wind picked up I switched back to the MR. So by switching between the two rigs more or less kept Silvers coming throughout the match, interrupted by the occasional accidental F1 and one decent Carp.


My Silvers weighed 19lb 4oz for top silvers on the day. My Carp weighed 18lb 10oz for 4th overall. If it wasn't for the bloody weather I would have thoroughly enjoyed the match. 

The match was won by Paul Barnfield (pictured with the Silvers winner) with 62lb 12oz from peg 4. Paul caught on worm over micro feed at 10 metres, nice to have the ballast to fish that long in todays conditions. Well done matey.

Now to dry out all the kit ready for another soaking Sunday at Westerleigh.


A Section:

1. Paul Barnfield 62-12-0 peg 4

Silvers: Hughie Evans 7-12-0 peg 1

B Section:

1. Kevin Winstone 40-09-0 peg 18

Silvers: Dave Haines 7-07-0 peg 14

C Section:

1. Tony Ponting 28-13-0 peg 19

Silvers: Paul Clayton 2-08-0 peg 24

D Section:

1. Mike Nicholls 37-14-0 peg 29

Silvers: Andy Gard 4-02-0 peg 27

Weigh Sheets:

May 1st and 2nd Over Night Results

Peg 34 Roy Barns

22lb 6oz mirror

30lb 4oz mirror

total 52lb 10oz

Peg 24 Mark Pritchard

26lb common

24lb 12oz mirror

total 50lb 12oz

Peg 1 Darren Mcnamara

18lb mirror

32lb 4oz mirror

total 50lb 4oz

Peg 25 Gary Budd

20lb common

25lb 12oz mirror

total 45lb 12oz

Peg 7 Ben Cannock

41lb mirror Called The Italian

Peg 10 Dan

35lb 5oz Called Jaffa

James Buckle

24lb 10 common

Peg 31 Ben

24lb mirror

Peg 41 Roger Morris

24lb Mirror

Peg 6 Jo Read

23lb common

Peg 8 Ben Metcalfe

22lb mirror

Peg 5 Craig Bastin

19lb mirror

Peg 20 Neil Evans

15lb Mirror

Peg 35 Gary

13lb mirror

18 fish caught

Total 440lb 4oz

Thursday 08/04/2021 – Bathampton AA – Over 55’s and Short Walks – Bridge Pool

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Thursday 08/04/2021 - Bathampton AA - Over 55's and Short Walks - Bridge Pool


Even though the weather again was going to be cold it was one of the best turnouts for many years with 28 fishing. Because the fishing is very poor in certain areas - mainly the far end - we decided  to have 4 sections of 7 paying top overall and a Silvers in each. As it happened it was the right decision. 

Nice to see Bob "MD" Feltham and his sidekick Turkey coming back to the coffin Dodgers.

I had my usual walk around - definitely going to be hard so my thinking was pegs near to car park would be best.

Dave Gillard got the draw underway and I was shouted peg 14 - happy with this as its a good waggler peg - pictured.

For company I had Mark Tanner on peg 15 and Tony Ponting peg 13.

I set up the waggler, but was disappointed to find the wind all wrong so would have to work hard at it. For the pole at two barrels where I found 7 foot was a 4x16 Winter Titan. I also set up a margin rig to fish LR's over micro and DR's.

I fed the long pole line with a large ball of GB laced with DR's. Fed the waggler line with loose LR's and the margin.

Started on the over the GB with single LR and had a few 2 - 4 oz Skimmers. This was soon disrupted by a 1 lb F1. Re-fed the laced GB and picked up the waggler and was annoyed to find lots of line under the water which I was catching (forget Bamblegate now Linegate), adding the wind made things difficult. I had a couple of F1's and then hooked a decent Carp which took an age to get in mainly due to it snagging me. Thought I had lost it so let the line slack and YES it came out - an important fish today. Tried the margin and had one tiny Perch and a Skimmer so that was abandoned in favour of the longer line I had a couple of better Skimmers which I must say were in very poor condition. As soon as the wind lapsed I would try the waggler then switch back to the pole after topping up. I had another six F1's - 3 from each line plus a 2 lb Carp on the waggler.

I weighed overall 29lb 9oz and my Silvers 9 lb. So double bubble section. My Silvers was 2nd overall and my overall weight 3rd, so good day.


The match was won by Paul Barnfield (pictured with the Silvers winner) with 51lb 8 oz from peg 24. Paul caught mostly F1's fishing long over to the island. 

Bob Feltham (pictured right giving the winner a forearm smash) won the Silvers with 14lb 8oz from peg 25. His catch included a couple of the better Skimmers. Bob fished either single or double maggot hook bait.


A Section:

1. Pete Turner Peg 5 & Rod Dufferty Peg 3 both 4-14-0

Silvers: Wayne Storey 3-07-0 peg 8 peg 8

B Section:

1. Mike Nicholls 29-09-0 peg 14

Silvers: Paul Clayton 8-0-0 peg 16

C Section:

1. Paul Barnfield 51-08-0 peg 24

Silvers: Bob Feltham 14-08-0 peg 25

D Section:

1. Hughie Evans 12-12-0 peg 29

Silvers: Dave Wride 3-07-0 peg 34

Weigh Sheets:

April 3rd and 4th 2021 Overnight Results

Peg 33 Lewis Gray

Mirror 35lb 4oz  JAFFA

Common 28lb 4oz

Total 63lb 8oz

Peg 1 Mitch Gillam

Common 14lb

Common 28lb 4oz

Mirror 17lb

Total 59lb 4oz

Peg 32 Steve Rowe

Mirror 27lb

Mirror 27lb

Total 54lb

Peg 24 Phil Brown

Common 30lb 2oz

Peg 28 Reece Patchett

Mirror 27lb

Peg 29 Warren Ciddelapaz

Mirror 21lb

Peg 30 James Patchett

Mirror 20lb 3oz

11 fish caught

Total weight 275lb 1oz

Tony Rixon’s day out again

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Still in lock down and still fishing local

Not only locked down, furloughed aswell, you may all say lucky sod. but we are not supposed to travel to far, although its probably safer.to jump in the van, drive 50 miles then drive home, not stopping or interacting with any one on the way , whilst fishing or travelling home, then go to the local supermarket, close contact with dozens of others, i know which is safer. But i wont do it, so of to huntstrete which is exactly 5 miles door to door, rules is rules as they say. ive been three times in the last week, all on bridge pool, and i got to say its been very good considering the weather, rain snow and frosts. A good variety of fish, which suites everyone, from roach and skimmers, f1,s, and med sized carp, right through to bigger bream(7lb+) and carp over 40lb, whatever floats your boat to be fair, and its well maintained with well sized swims and plenty of safe parking, so give premier angling a ring (01179867507) or book online for a season ticket for BAA licence and some day.tickets, i dont think many will be dissapointed . firstly last tuesday, sat on peg 21, had some nice skimmers fishing to the left into some white water at 13 mtrs.maggot or caster over groundbait.

I did have a near or just over 2lb perch aswell. Then fishing over to the tree i had some nice f1,s and a couple of small carp, all on banded pellet, feeding 4,s and banding a 6mm.

Last Thursday and peg 11 was my choice for the day, must say this was the most disappointing day ive had here in a long time as far as silvers go, just tiny roach and skimmers, no quality. But by again fishing pellet across at 16mtrs towards the island, i did have a nice run of f1,s again , one decent skimmer and a lone carp of about 7lb.

Then today i went on 31, veey cold to begin with, plenty of snow on the ground still,

and the top end of the lake was still covered with cat ice, so the water temperature was probably only about 4c I fed three lines today, groundbait and caster at topset and two, the same mix for 13mtrs slightly to the left, and a micro pellet line at 11mtrs to the right, i caught skimmers and roach on all three lines, but the 13mtr line was.the most productive, the pellet line seemed barren until i fed some groundbait there, without a doubt groundbait seems to be the key on this lake at the mo, it still seemed like a bit of a scratchy day but i still managed to end up with about 12lb of silvers, and two f1,s which i put straight back, Chris(the bath karaoke legend) Ollis was there so thanks for taking the picture.

Wont be going again till next week, probably back to huntstrete, but may go on withy for a change, as there are some quality roach being caught, or if the rain holds off i fancy another go on the chew in keynsham park after the dace again, have to wait and see . Stay safe everyone.