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23 July

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​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

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​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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16 July

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​Northcroft Stream  
 
​0445 - 0715
 
​Warm (19ºC when I packed up) and overcast.
 
​2 Chub 3lb 15oz & 1½lb. 2 doz + dace, 6 roach and 6 gudgeon.
 
​Pre breakfast trotting trip - mainly after the chub - though I did hear of a few barbel coming out on the float from here last summer - which...


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14 July

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​Alders Lake  
 
​ ​2000 - 2330
 
​Warm, overcast with a bit of a breeze.
 
​3 Bream; 4lb 7oz & 2lb 14oz X 2 (possibly same fish!)
 
​Had planned an evening on Willows - float fishing the margins in the hope of snaffling one of the lake's big crucians - but the ducks and geese were a total pai...


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10 July

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​River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
​1800 - 2300
 
​Overcast and breezy temps around 16ºC. River low(ish) and very coloured (height of the boating season :( )
 
​1 Chub; 2lb 7oz.  10 Dace & 2 Roach.
 
First attempt at a barbel this summer - but of course I started off with a trotting rod for an hour or so...


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7 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 09 July 2017 · 0 views

​Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
​ 1800 - 2300
 
​Warm, overcast and quite breezy at times. Temp still 19ºC when I packed up.
 
​5 Bream; best 2, 4lb 15oz & 4lb 6oz.
 
​A busy little session with loads of activity, bream porpoising,  liners etc. All fish on float fished maggot - lift method - y...


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26 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 27 June 2017 · 0 views

​Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2200
 
3 Bream; Biggest 3lb 10oz. 3 Perch - one of about 10oz and 2 tiddlers.
 
First of what will be a series of evening sessions here this summer after the bream and (hopefully) tench. All fish on maggot despite fishing for half he time with meat.


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25 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 25 June 2017 · 0 views

​River Kennet/Carrier, Marsh Benham  
 
​1000 - 1230
 
​Overcast, warm and breezy.
 
​A brace of 3lb chub and a dozen chublets. 18 Roach, all small. 6 Dace, 1 Perch, 1 Brownie and 1 Rainbow.
 
​A venue that will see more of me in the winter months when there's a bit more water in it - but as I now have...


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22 June

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​River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
​ ​0900 - 1200
 
​Much cooler than of late 'only' 20ºC.  
 
​1 Chub; 2lb 2oz, 4 Dace & 4 Brownies.
 
Just a short session today as work is interrupting my week off! (but in a good way - off to an awards ceremony soon - http://www.hpma.org....rds-ceremony...


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21 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 21 June 2017 · 0 views

​River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
​0445 - 1200
 
​Hot! 17º at 0430 when I left the house 31º when I got home. River quite coloured as it always is in summer and at near normal summer levels.
 
​7 Chub: 5lb 10oz, 5lb 4oz, 4lb 7oz, 4lb 2oz, 3lb 14oz, 3lb 8oz, 2lb 15oz. 4 Dace, 2 Grayling, 10 Brownies - half o...


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19/20 June

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Johnsons Lake - Milford  
 
1100 - 2315 & 0300 - 0900, with a 3 hour kip in the car sandwiched in between!
 
​HOT! Sunny and Sultry - temps hit over 30ºC. Finding a shady spot was a (THE) major factor in considering swim choice!
 
​8 Crucians: 3lb 9oz, 3lb 2oz, 3lb 0oz, 2lb 14oz, 2lb 13oz, 2lb 10oz, 2lb 6oz, 2lb...


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16 June (part 2)

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 June 2017 · 0 views

Harris Lake - Marsh Farm, Milford.
 
1100 - 0130
 
Bright, hot and sunny (mainly)
 
3 Tench: 5lb 14oz, and a brace of 3lbers.
 
2nd Paul Goulbourn Memorial Cruican Fish-in attended by 16 IAC members. Fishing was hard going for most  though a few crucians were caught - the biggest going to Krzystof (sp?) - who won the trophy for bi...


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16 June (part1)

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 June 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Newbury
 
0400 - 0630
 
Warm, bright and sunny! River not as low as I'd expected.
 
2 Chub; 3lb 13oz, 3lb 3oz, 16 dace, 2 Roach, 1 grayling, 3 brownies.
 
And so another season begins and what better way to start than standing up to my thighs in cooling Kennet water after a hot muggy night!
 
A couple of chub in th...


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Season's Bests 16/17

Posted by Chris Plumb , 19 March 2017 · 0 views

​Somewhat of a mediocre season!
 
​Best Carp  
14lb 9oz,  30/8/16 Jubilee Lake Thatcham, Pellet Feeder (a very sickly looking fish - so no pic! Pic below is of my 2nd best of the season a 12lb 11oz fish caught from the same venue a week earlier)
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14 March

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​River Kennet - Speen Moors  
 
​0700 - 1500
 
​Mild and overcast. AT 14ºC. River at normal levels.
 
​4 Chub; 4lb 3oz, 3lb 11oz, 3lb 3oz, 2lb 13oz. 5 Dace, 3 Roach, 4 Brownies - 2 'pounders' and 2 parrs.
 
​Kennet chub-fest part 2! 3 of the chub caught in the first hour which took the pressure off...


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13 March

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​Middle Kennet Estate - Kintbury  
 
​ 0645 - 1815
 
​Bright and sunny - cloudy for final couple of hours. AT up to 14ºC. River at near normal levels.
 
​19 Chub; 17 over 2lb (14 over 3!), Best 6: 4lb 9oz, 4lb 7oz, 4lb 4oz, 4lb 2oz, 3lb 14oz, 3lb 12oz. Circa 60lb of chevins! 12 Dace; Best 2 11 & 10oz....


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11 March

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​River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
​0815 - 1415
 
​Mild and overcast. AT up to a very balmy 16ºC when I packed up. River quite pacey and clear.
 
​4 Chub; 4lb 0oz, 3lb 11oz, 2lb 11oz, 2lb 8oz, 3 Grayling, 1 Dace.
 
​Fished 2 venues - one immediately downstream of the other - though different clubs - and...


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4 March

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​Northcroft Stream  
 
​ 0700 to 0930
 
​Mild and cloudy with sun breaking through. River up a bit but with very little colour.
 
​5 Chub: 4lb 1oz, 3lb 2oz, 2lb14oz, 2lb 9oz, 2lb 6oz. 1 Perch.
 
​Last minute change of plan which paid off handsomely! Had intended to fish much further downstream but hadn'...


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26 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 26 February 2017 · 0 views

River Frome - Wool  
 
​ 0745 - 1500
 
​Mild, sunny spells interspersed with fine drizzle. VERY windy! At 10ºC.
 
​6 Grayling: 5 over 1lb - all between 1lb 4oz - 1lb 11oz. 2 Small trout. River at 'normal' levels with a bit of colour. 92cm at East Stoke.
 
​Last weekend of the season here and it was a bit...


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18 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 19 February 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
0900 - 1400
 
Mild and misty - sun breaking through for last hour or so. AT up to 11ºC. WT 11.1ºC. River up a few inches on last time here - good flow with little colour.
 
1 Chub; 2lb 9oz, 2 Dace, 2 Roach, 2 Grayling, 3 Brownies - 2X2lb fish and a smallun.
 
Fished 2 swims around ½mile apa...






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