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Biggest of the season so far

Posted by tomhaggett , 21 February 2012 · 128 views

Feb 3rd - Canalised section of the KennetThought I'd have another go at the chub on this stretch of the Kennet, hoping to achieve my target of a 6lb'er before the end of the season.Once again I walked to the fishery limit and baited a number of swims with mash before fishing them in rotation.  I was slightly disapointed to find someone fishing one...


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Should have stayed at home.

Posted by tomhaggett , 21 February 2012 · 104 views

Jan 30th - Speen MoorsDecided to have a days piking, and chose Speen as the location due to its fairly good reputation as a pike water and as I wanted to explore a bit more of the stretch.Fished a number of swims throughout the day but didn't receive any action other than a crayfish that had obviously forgotten how cold it was and decided to come out...


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Another surprise

Posted by tomhaggett , 21 February 2012 · 132 views

22nd Jan - Kennet and K&A canal.Got back out for a short stint on the river before going home via the canal for a couple of hours perching at dusk.Visited another new stretch to me, just upstream of one that I'd fished previously, with the boundaries separated by a busy road bridge.I walked the short stretch with the intention of fishing as I have...


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A chub on the bank, but a loss that will haunt me.

Posted by tomhaggett , 21 February 2012 · 123 views

20th Jan - Canalised section of the KennetSo after exploring new beats ended in disaster a couple of days ago, I thought it best to stick to a stretch of river that I knew for today.  Visited a canalised section that I used to fish a good few years ago, albeit from the opposite bank.  Baited a number of swims with mashed bread and fished them in rotation...


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Just another day in my life..

Posted by tomhaggett , 05 February 2012 · 114 views

18th Jan - Speen Moors and the K&A canal.After rekindling my interest in fishing the rivers and fishing a few sessions on a stretch that I'm familiar with I decided to give Speen a shot.  Having read a fair bit about it in Chris and Rusty's respective blogs I decided to take a loaf of bread and wander around to get an idea of the swims etc.Thi...


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An introduction

Posted by tomhaggett , 20 January 2012 · 135 views

Hello all,I've only recently joined the forum but after becoming encompassed by Chris Plumb and Rusty's blogs I've decided that it would be nice to set up one of my own.I guess to get the ball rolling I should set the scene a little.. I'm 23 years old, living in Wiltshire but doing most of my fishing in Berkshire, both on the Kennet and th...






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