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Couldn't have blanked at a nicer place

Posted by Rusty , 09 March 2016 · 62 views

River Kennet, Aldermaston Mill, Tuesday 8th  March 2016
 
The clue’s in the title, a blank of biblical proportions with not a single bite coming to the four anglers on the river. The background to this trip was curiosity, I’d read about Aldermaston Mill on the web and seen a few YouTube videos but most of the information I had was quite o...


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Recent activities

Posted by Rusty , 29 February 2016 · 137 views

Rivers Thames and Kennet, Friday 26th  to Sunday 28th  February 2016
 
Three consecutive days fishing, each with a different reason for going.
 
The first day out was Friday, it’d been a chaotic week at work so I took the day off and headed to the Thames for some casual roach fishing. I didn’t want to think about it too much, just ta...


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Birthday bash

Posted by Rusty , 13 January 2016 · 262 views

River Lambourn, Newbury, Wednesday 13th  January 2016
 
”Hello mate, happy birthday, I hope you’re out fishing somewhere, I would be”. I wasn’t out fishing, I was at work at 9:00am trying to figure out why I was listening to Steve’s voicemail message and had missed the original call. My Windows phone has a mind of its ow...


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Finishing unfinished business

Posted by Rusty , 29 December 2015 · 375 views

Kennet & Avon Canal, Tuesday 29th  December 2015
 
Today’s session was just to round off Sunday’s trip when I didn’t make the planned dusk perch assault. With the forecast looking a bit wet for the next couple of days I thought I’d better get on the bank while I could do so dry and relatively warm, a bonus was that th...


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Worth the soaking

Posted by Rusty , 21 December 2015 · 227 views

River Kennet and K&A Canal, Sunday 20th  December 2015
 
Today’s itinerary consisted of three venues all fairly close together so travelling between each on foot was the order of the day (I was to regret that decision). The high temperature felt at odds with the low sun and although there seemed little need for waterproofs I donned them any...


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A Barbel at last!

Posted by Rusty , 12 October 2015 · 310 views

River Kennet, Newbury, Sunday 11th  October 2015
 
Following on from what was a very successful social event at Rutland (but somewhat lacking in terms of my Zander return) I wanted to get back into familiar territory so with bleary eyes after a long Saturday morning journey back from Oakham I dragged myself off to the tackle shop for maggots and lobw...


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A Red Letter ten minutes

Posted by Rusty , 31 August 2015 · 284 views

River Thames, Sunday 30th  August 2015.
 
What a strange day this was. It started with a chub quest and ended with three perch for 9lb 7oz. Not all of them were mine though and I have to congratulate Steve on taking the laurels today. But first my plan…mashed bread for feed and flake on the hook, arrive sometime between dawn and 10:00am, bag a...


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First time livebaiting

Posted by Rusty , 05 July 2015 · 263 views

River Thames, Saturday 4th  July 2015
 
This a was an experimental day, another trip to the ‘Drive In’ fishery to try out Kappa’s CD rig or at least my interpretation of it given what I had to hand (see here http://www.anglersne...ivebaiting-rig/ ).
 
The paternoster link to the weigh...


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A new season is upon us

Posted by Rusty , 30 June 2015 · 280 views

A bit of a marathon blog entry this but I always forget how much planning and organisation is needed when you intend to fish several different venues in a short space of time. I haven’t had time to write individual entries. One venue would need a bivvy and the kitchen sink, one would need waders, one maggots, one lobs, one trotting gear, one quivert...


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Different lake same result....

Posted by Rusty , 25 May 2015 · 263 views

NAA Stillwater, Pallets, Monday 25th  May 2015.
 
…….no silvers! Is it really too much to ask to spend a day fishing just catching small fish on a club water? It seems so because today I tried a previously unfished venue known to contain lots of small rudd. My plan was to fish maggot on the float and see if any reasonable examples came al...






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