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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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 01 October 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 01 October 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 23 September 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 22 September 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 16 September 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 10 September 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 07 September 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 27 August 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 22 August 2017 · 0 views

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

Posted by Chris Plumb , 20 August 2017 · 0 views

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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14 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 15 August 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
1830 - 2130
 
Warm and overcast - with a couple of very light showers. River low.
 
2 Chub - both circa 2lbs. 3 Dace. 1 Grayling. 4 Brownies to 1lb+
 
Trotting/barbel session cut short! Started in a couple of banker chub swims - hoping for something bigger than actually turned up. Once I settled down o...


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10/11 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 11 August 2017 · 0 views

​Harris Lake, Marsh Farm, Milford  
 
​1900 - 0900
 
​Clear cool night, down to 9ºC. Not a great night for spotting Perseids due to the near full moon - still spied a few really bright ones however!
 
​12 Tench; All over 3lb with 3 over 4 - best 4lb 12oz. 10 Cruicans; 4 over 2lb, best 2 - 2lb 8oz & 2lb 7oz...


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4/5 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 05 August 2017 · 0 views

​Jubilee Lake - Thatcham  
 
​  1800 - 0600
 
​Warm overcast night - despite the forecast which predict a cool night - temp didn't drop below 13ºC.
 
​2 Carp; 8lb 5oz & 6lb 7oz. 1 Bream 6lb 8oz.
 
​Slow, slow night. Venue was VERY busy with lots of noise on the bank meant I didn't get a solitar...


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31 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 01 August 2017 · 0 views

​Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
​ 1800-2300
 
​Coolish - with a heavy shower.
 
​4 Bream; all between 2lb 12oz & 3lb 8oz, 1 Roach 1lb 2oz (!!), 2 Perch.
 
Still no tench from here this summer - but the bream as ever were very obliging and the roach was a real surprise - first redfin I've had from here in ages...


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29 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 29 July 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Newbury  
 
​  0500 - 1200
 
​Cool(ish) and cloudy with drizzly rain for last 30 mins.
 
​2 Chub; both circa 1¼lb. 3doz+ Dace, 1½doz Roach, 1 Gudgeon and 5 Brownies - 3 over 1lb.
 
​Morning trotting session on 2 venues a couple of miles apart before the rains came. Chub from each...


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23 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 23 July 2017 · 0 views

​River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
​0500 - 0830
 
​Cool (9/10ºC), clear and misty. River up a couple of inches.
 
​3 Chub: 4lb 15oz, 2lb 14oz, 1lb 8oz. 20 Dace and half a dozen brownies to circa 1lb.
 
​Pre breakfast trotting trip - and another fine chub from here - some of the dace were a good size t...


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19 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 20 July 2017 · 0 views

​River Kennet - Nr Newbury  
 
​ ​1800-2330
 
​Overcast and breezy - river low despite recent rains.
 
​1 Bream; 3lb 5oz, 6 Dace and a brownie of about a lb.
 
​Another blank barbel session preceded by an hour or so on the float. Did at least get a rattle on the ledger rods this time - but it turn...






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