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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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2019 · 0 views

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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28/29 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 29 June 2019 · 0 views

Jubilee Lake - Thatcham  
 
1900 - 0430
 
Glorious might to be out - warm (min 15ºC) with a balmy southerly breeze to keep the dew off - fantastic view of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky too!
 
7 Carp; 15lb 8oz, 9lb 14oz, 9lb 3oz, 8lb 7oz, 8lb 2oz, 6lb 15oz, 5lb 8oz.
 
Not one of my favourite venues - too busy and noisy - w...


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21/22 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 22 June 2019 · 0 views

Willows Lake - Thatcham  
 
1500 - 0500
 
Cool clear night - down to 7ºC by dawn.
 
3 Carp; 12lb 11oz, 7lb 9oz, 4lb 6oz. 2 Perch.
 
I last took my brother, Colin, fishing on 26/1/91 - when he caught a brace of 13lb pike from the Kennet at Padworth - so was somewhat surprised to be asked at a family gathering last Christmas to c...


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19/20 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 20 June 2019 · 0 views

Johnsons Lake - Marsh Farm  
 
1600 - 2315 & 0245 - 0500 (with 3 hours kip in the car)
 
Warm, muggy overcast with showery rain all evening. Bright an breezy in the morning.
 
11 Tench; 5 over 5lb, best 3 - 7lb 7oz, 6lb 7oz, 6lb 4oz. 3 Crucians; 3lb 14oz (new PB),  3lb 2oz, 2lb 10oz. 2 Rudd to 10oz.
 
Another cracking J...


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17/18 June

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Harris Lake - Marsh Farm, Milford  
 
0700 - 0400
 
Bright and breezy, mainly sunny. Lovely clear night with some high cloud and a gorgeous full moon.
 
9 Tench; best 5lb5oz with 6 of the rest over 4½lb. 2 Crucians; 2lb 0oz & 1lb 11oz. 2 Perch.
 
4th IAC Paul Goulbourn memorial fish-in. Yet again 20 of Paul's friends came t...


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16 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 16 June 2019 · 0 views

River Kennet - Marsh Benham  
 
0500 - 1400
 
Bright and breezy with heavy showers. River with good flow and a tinge of usual summer colour.
 
4 Chub to 3lb, 1 Bream; 4lb 3oz, 5 Dace, 4 Roach & a Perch.
 
And so another season begins - a nice quiet secluded start on my syndicate stretch. All fish on trotted maggot despite ledger...


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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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