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19 November

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River Frome - Wool  
 
0745 - 1345
 
Cool and quite bright for most of the day. River at normal levels - 0.72cm at E Stoke.
 
9 Grayling; 7 over 1lb to 1lb 10oz. 2 Brownies to circa 1lb. 1 Salmon Parr.
 
Started with a bit of a grueller - no fish of note at all for the first 3 hours. Moved to some swims I'd never fished before at th...


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12 November

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River Kennet - Brimpton  
 
0730 - 1230
 
Cool, bright and breezy after a showery start. River low despite recent rains.
 
2 Chub: 5lb 1oz, 4lb 0oz. A dozen brownies to 2½lb. 1 bleak!
 
Lovely brace of chub caught from the same swim (the 2nd and bigger fish after resting it for 90 mins). Trout were a bit of a pain!


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5 November

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Enborne  *
Northcroft Stream^  
 
0700 - 0945*
1000 - 1230^
 
Cold and bright start - clouding over by the time I left. 0ºC - 8ºC
 
7 Perch; 4 over 1lb, best 2 1lb 9oz & 2lb 0oz (hooray!)*
6 Dace, 4 Roach, 1 Gudgeon and a brownie.^
 
A  lovely crisp morning - not the most ideal co...


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29 October

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Kennet Carrier - Marsh Benham  
 
1000 - 1400
 
Bright and sunny. River very low.
 
6 Chub; 2½lb, 1¼lb and 4 chublets. 4 Dozen roach - all hand sized or better! 8 Dace, 4 Bleak and a couple of 2lb brownies.
 
Started by stalking chub - freelining lumps of meat into various holes - usually had just one go at each before spo...


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27 October

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Lower Itchen Fishery  
 
0800 - 1700
 
Bright, mild and sunny. River low.
 
45 Grayling - with some 2 dozen over 1lb - most in the 20-24oz range. Biggest 2 went 1lb 11oz &1lb 12oz. A dozen+ brownies to 3½lb. 5 Salmon parr.
 
Lovely day's trotting. Alternated between maggot and red corn all day and caught roughly equal numbe...


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14 October

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Woolhampton  
 
0700 - 1200
 
Warm and overcast.
 
5 Perch; 3 over 1lb - best 1lb 11oz. 1 Pike; 3¼lb, a doz+ Roach, 1 Chublet, 1 Dace, 1 Rudd, 4 Gudgeon, 2 Bleak (8 different species!)
 
New venue for me and one which might be promising on the perch front! Boat traffic was a total PITA - way busier tha...


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12 October

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
1730 - 2200
 
Mild/warm evening 14ºC. River very low.
 
2 Chub; 2lb 13oz & 1lb 10oz, 9 Dace and a Brownie of around 1lb.
 
Still no barbel - but I did at least get a couple of chub this time. Yet again had an otter visit my swim!


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8 October

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Enborne  
 
0700 - 1300
 
Calm and overcast.
 
15 perch'; 3 over 1lb, best 1lb 9oz. 1 Pike 3lb 11oz.
 
A morning exploring likely spots along the length of the lower section - fished around half a dozen swims and had fish from most of them. All fish on lobs.


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30 September

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River Kennet - Speen Moors  
 
0700 - 1300. Overcast but quite mild. River low.
 
4 Chub - all between ¾ - 1¼lb. 5 Roach - all small apart from one cracking looking fish of 12oz, 6 Gudgeon & a 1½lb brownie.
 
A morning spent doing nearly as much walking as fishing (covered 5.5km according to my pedometer!) Started out a...


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28 September

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River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2200
 
Cool and overcast - river up a tiny bit after recent rain and full of leaf litter.
 
4 Dace, 1 Roach & 2 Brownies
 
Another barbel blank (preceded by the usual 30 mins or so trotting!),  didn't even have any crayfish worrying the baits. Had planned to stay longer - but 3 sightings o...


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23 September

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K&A Canal - Thatcham  
 
0700 - 1000
 
Warm, overcast and still - perfect perching conditions - shame no one told the fish!
 
2 perch; both 12oz(ish)
 
Slow morning in a favourite swim of old. Next perching trips will be exploring waters new!


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21 September

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Alders  
 
1800 - 2200
 
Cool clear evening - temps down to 9ºC but felt much cooler with a very heavy dew.
 
1 Bream - 1½lb.
 
Last evening of the summer - and it was a slow one with the only bite resulting in a blank saving skimmer just as it got properly dark.


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16 September

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Avington  
 
0645  - 1230
 
Bright start, rain from 1000.
 
6 Perch: 1¼lb & 5 small uns. 1 Chub - small. 7 Skimmers to 1lb, 2 doz roach - to 1lb, 2 Gudgeon and 3 Ruffe!
 
First autumn perching session - which whilst it got off to a good start with the pounder first cast - didn't get any better....


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10 September

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K&A Canal Colthrop  
River Kennet Brimpton  
 
0615 - 0815 - Canal
0830 - 1100 - River.
 
Sunny start quickly clouding over.
 
Canal - blanked
River; Chub 2lbish, 1 Grayling, 5 Brownies.
 
First time on this stretch of canal - part of a plan to find some new perch hotspots - alas this doesn't appear to be one of them - not a bite o...


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6 September

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River Kennet - Padworth  
 
1800 - 2300
 
Warm(ish) and overcast. River very low.
 
7 Chub; a couple circa 1lb, the rest half that size. 3 Roach, 2 Dace & 3 Perch.
 
Another barbel blank on what used to be called barbel alley - preceded by a blank saving trotting session before it got dark - nice to see a few small chub - shows...


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1/2 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 September 2017 · 0 views

Jubilee Lake - Thatcham.  
 
1800 - 0600
 
Cool, clear night with a bright ¾moon for the first half. Still 10ºC when I packed up so nowhere near as cool as forecast -had my rarely used thermal one piece on and was actually too hot for most of the night!
 
5 Carp; all between 5-8lb. 1 Tench; 4lb 0oz. 2 Roach, 4 Perch.
 
Pro...


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25/26 August

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NAA Stillwater - Thatcham.  
 
1800 - 0600
 
Warm, still night.
 
2 Carp; 4½lb and another barely a lb. 1 Roach: 12oz and 1 Perch.
 
Another quiet night - though in truth as I was after one of the lakes few large crucians I wasn't too surprised by the lack of action!


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21 August

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2300
 
Warm, overcast, very muggy with occasional light drizzle. Still 19ºC when I packed up!
 
2 Bream - a couple of ounces either side of 4lb.
 
Lovely evening to be out - wished I could have stayed longer! Both fish within 10 mins of each other just as it got properly dark at 2130.


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18/19 August

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NAA Stillwater - Widmead  
 
1800 - 0600
 
Breezy with heavy showers up to midnight, cool and clear there after. 
 
3 Carp; 8lb 1oz, 7lb 10oz, 3½lb.
 
Another slow night on the lakes - again nothing in the margins - all bites on pellet.


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16 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 16 August 2017 · 0 views

​River Kennet/Carrier, Marsh Benham   
 
0900 - 1300  
 
Warm, muggy and overcast. River low.  
 
8 Chub; a 3lber and 7 chublets, 30+ roach, a doz dace, 5 perch, 2 bleak and a 3½lb rainbow.  






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