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19 October

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River Kennet - Brimpton  
 
0800 - 1115
 
Bright and sunny. river up a couple of inches and carrying a bit of colour - looked perfect!
 
5 Chub: 5lb 11oz, 4lb 14oz, 3lb 5oz, 2lb 13oz, 2lb 0oz. 3 brownies - 2 over 1lb...
 
Cracking morning's trotting - all the chub from the same swim - took it nice and slow - fed well before my first...


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14 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 15 October 2019 · 0 views

Lower Itchen Fishery  
 
0800 - 1800
 
Rain, rain and more rain - yes pretty much non-stop all day - though thankfully not particularly heavy apart from a few brief 'pulses'! River carrying a tinge of colour but otherwise looked in fine fettle!
 
3 Doz Grayling with half of these 1lb+. Best, 1lb 15oz with another half dozen in the 1lb10oz...


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5 October

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Woolhampton  
 
0700 - 1430
 
Mild, overcast and becalmed - perfect perching weather - pity no one told the perch!
 
5 Chub to 2lb 2oz. 1 Perch - small, 8 Roach - with a couple needing the net - both just shy of 12oz. 4 Gudgeon & 2 Bleak.
 
Another frustrating day on the canal - this time I had incessan...


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28 September

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Avington  
 
0700 - 1400
 
Mild and VERY gusty with drizzle for the first couple of hours or so (lovely - not!)
 
1 doz+ perch - most around to 10-12oz mark but couldn't find anything bigger (which what I was after primarily). 2 doz+ roach nothing big), 1 Gudgeon (1st of the season), 1 Dace, 1 Chublet and a Skimm...


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25 September

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
0930 - 1400
 
Overcast, breezy with some light drizzle at times. River up a couple of inches and quite coloured after yesterday's inch of rain.
 
4 Chub; all between 10oz - 1½lb. 2 Perch; 1lb 6oz and a tiddler. 7 Dace. 4 Roach. 1 Bream c1½lb. 2 Grayling & a brownie.
 
Was meant to be up on th...


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7 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 07 September 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet & Carrier - Marsh Benham  
 
0900 - 1430
 
Overcast and fairly warm (18ºC). River low and clear.
 
6 Chub: Biggest 3lb 15oz the rest all less than half that! 3 Doz Dace and Roach in roughly equal nos. A couple of really nice dace of 10 & 11oz and quite a few roach in the 6-8oz class with a couple bigger ones (bes...


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30/31 August

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Willows Lake - Thatcham  
 
1900 - 0600
 
Warm night, quite breezy at times - temps no lower than 14ºC
 
4 Carp - biggest 8lb 11oz.
 
Slow, fruitless night after this lake's big, elusive crucians. Float fished, so when the float did go under there was some 'interesting action' on light-ish tackle - but not really what I came he...


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23 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 23 August 2019 · 0 views

Bucklebury Ponds  
 
1500 - 1730
 
Bright, warm and sunny.
 
A doz roach tp ¾lb. 5 Perch. 4 Skimmers.
 
No fishing this weekend - upto Birmingham to watch the athletics - so a snatched couple of hours at my nearest venue to home - most of the roach were a 'nice' size.


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21 August

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Warwicks Water  
 
1800 - 2230
 
Warm evening - especially under the trees.
 
1 Tench; 2lb 7oz. 1 Roach - small. Circa 2 doz perch.
 
Quick return here after the success of a fortnight ago - perch were even more insatiable - but thankfully quitened down when it got dark. Still no crucians - but a nice plump tench will do nicely!


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17 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 17 August 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Newbury  
 
0900 - 1400
 
Bright and breezy - river up an inch or so after yesterday's heavy rain with its usual summer tinge of colour.
 
18 Chub: Most around 6-8oz, with 5 over a lb,  biggest went 4lb 7oz with the others between 1¼ - 2¼lb., 2 doz+ Dace, 1 doz Roach, 2 Grayling, 2 Bleak and 3 Brownies....


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12 August

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2230
 
Cool clear evening - with a breeze falling off. AT down to 10ºC when I packed up - felt quite chilly!
 
1 Tench - 2lb 3oz. 14 Roach - all small.
 
Another blackberry picking and tench evening! Roach were a bit of a pain but once it got dark the bites from them subsided and just like last...


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11 August

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River Kennet - Widmead  
 
0900 - 1200
 
Bright and breezy. River at 'normal' summer levels.
 
1 Chub: unweighed but needed the net! 1 Grayling 1lb 1oz. 2 Doz Dace & a bleak.
 
Swim I've nor fished for 35 years! (last time was Sep 1985 - and I had stacks of dace then too!). Grayling was first cast which was unexpected thereafter...


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5 August

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Warwicks Water  
 
1830 - 2230
 
Warm and breezy evening (kept the dew and the mozzies away!
 
2 Tench; 3lb 2oz & 1lb 9oz. 8 Perch ( all small).
 
Annual trip to check on how this lovely little pond is progressing after being remodelled and restocked (with tench and crucians) a few years back. Surprised on 2 counts; firstly to f...


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3 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 August 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Brimpton.  
 
0500 - 0930
 
Lovely summer's morning - sun rising therough the valley mist - temps a warm15º - rising to a muggy 21ºC when I packed up. River a little on the low side as is usual at this time of year.
 
2 Chub; 5lb 4oz & 1½lb. 11 Dace - with half a dozen over 8oz (!!) best went 10oz. 4 Brow...


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31 July

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2230  
 
Bright and breezy evening - temps down to 15ºC
 
1 Tench 1½lb, 2 roach.
 
Strange little session - lake seemed pretty lifeless and spent the first 3 hours or so looking at a stationary float - then had a 10 minute flurry of activity at around 2115 half a dozen bites and all 3 fish...


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26 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 29 July 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
1500 - 1600
 
Warm and sunny - river quite low
 
3 Chub; one might have made a pound the others no where near that size!. 4 Roach - all a 6-8oz (good to see). 1 Dace and 3 brownies to 1½lb.
 
I left work early to go home and watch the cricket only to find Ireland had been bowled out for 38 in under 16o...


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18/19 July

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Harris Lake - Milford  
 
1430 - 0430
 
Warm and muggy with a gentle breeze - clearing ovenight with temps down to 12ºC at dawn.
 
18 Crucians; 10 over 2lb - biggest 2lb 11oz. 11 Tench; 5 over 5lb - biggest 5lb 12oz. 6 Perch, 6 Roach, 1 Rudd.
 
Very busy session with over half the fish caught in daylight (for a change). Everyti...


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12 July

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Johnsons Lake - Milford  
 
1530 - 2315
 
Warm and sunny with quite a stiff breeze until dusk.
 
2 Crucians; 3lb 3oz, 2lb 15oz. 6 Tench - all over 3½lb - best 2; 5-12 & 5-02. 2 Carp (very small - one may have scrapped a pound the other less than half that!). 3 Rudd - all small.
 
Very pleasant evening's float fishing the ma...


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6 July

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
0430 - 0800
 
Clear and sunny. River at near normal summer levels and carrying its usual summer colour...
 
11 Chub; All quite small with a couple slightly bigger (just over 1lb). 3 Doz+ Dace, 1 Roach. 4 Brownies to 1lb.
 
Lovely morning's trotting and home in time for brekfast. Really nice to see some juv...


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1 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 July 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Brimpton  
 
1800 - 2045 - Warm, with sunny spells. River at normal early summer levels.
 
1 Chub; 4lb 14oz, 3 Dace, 3 Brownies to 1½lb.
 
Pleasant evening's trotting - pleased to get such a nice chub so early in the season - was in surprsingly good condition too.






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