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Updated PB List

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 March 2019 · 0 views

My PB List.
Haven’t done one of these for a while (though it hasn't changed much in the last 5 years!) and as I had a query about my PBs I thought I'd put an updated list on here...
 
Best Carp  –  27lb 6oz . 15 August 2008. Blue Pool – Burghfield. Method feeder – hair-rigged hemp bogey.
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Season's Bests 2018-19

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 March 2019 · 0 views

A satisfactory season despite (yet again) not a barbel on the bank.
 
Best Carp:  23lb 10oz.    21 June  Ledgered Pellet - method feeder Jubilee Lake - Thatcham. Biggest carp for 10 years and my biggest ever Common.
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Best Bream; 7lb 14oz.  17...


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18/19 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 17 March 2019 · 0 views

Johnsons Lake - Milford  
 
1200 - 2315 & 0300 - 0900
 
Warm and overcast and quite breezy. Quite the best night to be out - no need of warm clothing - or a shelter!
 
8 Crucians - best 4: 3lb 11oz, 3lb 8oz, 3lb 5oz, 3lb 4oz, 2X2lbers & 2X1lbers. 9 Tench; 3X5lbers to 5-15 and 6 of various sizes. 5 Rudd, 1lb 11oz & 1lb 8oz...


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14 March

Posted by Chris Plumb , 15 March 2019 · 0 views

Middle Kennet Estate Water - Kintbury  
 
0700 - 1815
 
Mild,damp start, VERY windy with some further lumpy showers (hail), brighter by the afternoon. River with a bit of water in it at last!
 
21 Chub; Biggest 3 - 5lb 6oz, 5lb 3oz & 4lb 9oz - with nearly all the rest in the 2½ - 3½lb class, a couple of pounders and one just...


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9 March

Posted by Chris Plumb , 09 March 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet (& carrier) Marsh Benham  
 
0900 - 1530
 
Bright and breezy (very breezy at times in the morning!) Mild-ish but didn't feel that way in the wind. River up an inch or two on last visit here (3 weeks ago).
 
7 Chub; Best 5lb 2oz - all the rest between 2½ - 3¾lb. 3 Bream: between 2¾ - 4lb. 15 Roach, 5 Dace...


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2 March pt2

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 March 2019 · 0 views

Kennet & Avon Canal - Woolhampton  
 
1330 - 1700
 
Still mild with milky sunshine - clouding over and quite breezy.
 
9 Perch; 5 over 1lb - 2lb 1oz, 2lb 0oz, 1lb 13oz, 1lb 12oz, 1lb 3oz with a couple more just shy of 1lb. 1 Chub 3lb 1oz, 1 Roach; 14oz. 3 Pike - all between 2-3lb 
 
Can't get enough of a good thing at this...


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2 March - pt1

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 March 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Brimpton  
 
0745 - 1200
 
Quite mild, dry and cloudy with sunny spells - river up to near normal winter levels with a tinge of colour.
 
1 Chub; 2lb 13oz. 2 Grayling, 4 Brownies to 2½lb
 
Was hoping to re-acquaint my self with some of the big chub I had from here at the start of winter (see;  http://www.ang...


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24 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 24 February 2019 · 0 views

River Frome - Wool  
 
0800 - 1530
 
Bright and sunny - quite warm (16ºC) for Feb despite a frosty start. River quite full (1.06m at E stoke) and a little coloured.
 
7 Grayling - 4 over 1lb best 2lb 1oz & 1lb 11oz. 2 Trout (both sub 1lb) and a Salmon Parr.
 
Sparkly day in Dorset with bites at a premium - especially in the...


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23 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 23 February 2019 · 0 views

K&A Canal - Woolhampton  
 
1500 - 1730
 
Bright and sunny. Mild - 16ºC
 
4 Perch; 3 over 1lb - biggest 1lb 14oz
 
Another successful dusk session for stripeys - though the biggest one was caught well before the sun had sank below the trees....


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17 February - Part 2

Posted by Chris Plumb , 17 February 2019 · 0 views

K&A Canal, Woolhampton  
 
1500 - 1715.
 
Mild and mainly cloudy.
 
3 Perch: 2lb 4oz, 2lb 1oz, 1lb 7oz.
 
Had to make the most of this mild spell with a dusk session for stripeys. Thankfully they'd read the script and whilst bites were at a premium every one resulted in a nice perch.


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17 February - Part 1

Posted by Chris Plumb , 17 February 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet (& carrier) Marsh Benham  
 
0930 - 1400
 
Mild and bright, clouding over by the time I left. River still not very high for mid Feb.
 
3 Chub; all 2lbers. A dozen roach, biggest 1lb exactly with nothing else remotely close to that!. Half dozen dace, 3 Brownies between 2-3lb & 4lb+ Rainbow.
 
Most fish from the w...


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9 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 10 February 2019 · 0 views

Lower Itchen Fishery  
 
0830 - 1700
 
Bright and breezy (very at times), River well up and coloured from yesterday's heavy rain - though conditions gradually improved throughout the day.
 
9 Grayling; best 1lb 8oz. 2 Brownies - 2½lber and a parr.
 
4th IAC Paul Goulbourn memorial grayling day - so it was nice to catch up with som...


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3 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 February 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Newbury  
 
1100 - 1330
 
Cold, bright and sunny with snow on the ground AT -2ºC -> 3ºC. River up a couple of inches but running gin clear.
 
2 Chub: 2lb 9oz, 2lb 2oz. 3 Grayling - all 8-10oz. 3 Brownies to crica 1lb.
 
Lovely crisp winter's day (though I got stuck in snow in the car park and some kind soul...


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26 January (Part 2)

Posted by Chris Plumb , 26 January 2019 · 0 views

K&A Canal - Woolhampton  
 
1400 - 1615
 
Mild, overcast and breezy with drizzly showers turning to rain. AT 10ºC. WT 9.1ºC
 
3 Perch; 1ln 9oz, 1lb 4oz, 13oz. 1 Pike 2lb 4oz. 2 Chub(lets)
 
Mild snap had me heading for the canal in pursuit of stripeys. Didn't get a bite until 1530 then a flurry of fish around 4 o'clock...


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26 January (part 1)

Posted by Chris Plumb , 26 January 2019 · 0 views

River Lambourn - Newbury  
 
0830 - 1045
 
Mild and overcast. River low.
 
19 Grayling. Over half a couple of ounces either side of 1lb with the biggest, a lovely jet black fish of 1lb 10oz. 2 brownies - both small.
 
Usual catch a couple and move on trotting tactics.....


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20 January

Posted by Chris Plumb , 20 January 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Brimpton  
 
1015 - 1515
 
Cold, bright and sunny. River low - very low for mid Jan
 
2 Chub; 3lb 1oz & 1½lb. 1 Brownie 2½lb
 
A bright sparkly day though not ideal conditions - perseverance paid off - didn't get a bite until 1430 then 3 fish in half an hour from swims that appeared devoid of fish a couple...


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12 January

Posted by Chris Plumb , 13 January 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet (and carrier) Marsh Benham   
 
0930 - 1530  
 
Overcast, mild and quite breezy. River down on a fortnight ago (well we have had zero rainfall in that time).  
 
3 Chub; 4lb 1oz, 3lb 3oz & 2lb 11oz. 1 Pike 2lb 10oz, 4 doz Roach & Dace (rough 2 -1 ratio). Biggest roach 12oz with a lot more circa 8oz. 2 Brownies 4lb...


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31 December

Posted by Chris Plumb , 31 December 2018 · 0 views

Kennet & Avon Canal - Woolhampton
 
1300 - 1600
 
Mild, cloudy and benign - perfect perching weather. AT 10ºC
 
9 Perch; 2lb 15oz, 1lb 13oz - the others all around 8-10oz. 1 Chub 1¼lb and a Rudd(!)
 
The CRT have made it very difficult to locate big stripeys on the canal - by removing pretty much every bit of over hangin...


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27 December

Posted by Chris Plumb , 27 December 2018 · 0 views

River Kennet (and carrier) Marsh Benham  
 
0930 - 1430
 
Cool and misty morning with bright sunshine after 1200. River lower than I expected and quite clear.
 
8 Chub; Biggest 3lb most of the rest 1¾ - 2¾lb. 1 Bream 2lb 15oz, 3 Doz Roach - all quite chunky but nothing over ½lb. 2 Dace, 1 Rainbow 2½lb and a Brownie of...


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26 December

Posted by Chris Plumb , 26 December 2018 · 0 views

River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
0945 - 1145
 
Cool and bright. River up a touch with some colour.
 
1 Chub; 3lb 3oz, 1 Grayling; 1lb 9oz. 2 Dace, 1 Perch
 
Quick session while Mrs P hit the sales. Super grayling for this part of the river - my biggest from here.






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