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15 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 16 October 2007 · 114 views

River Kennet - Nr Thatcham

1900 - 2315

Mild and breezy, air temp rose 1ºC to 14ºC. WT 13ºC. River down 3-4 inches on a fortnight ago - considerably less weed coming down too, dark when I arrived so couldn't gauge clarity.

10 - yes 10 barbel. 10.05 (thats 3 doubles in 3 trips!), 8.10, 8.02, 7.08, 5.07, 5.00, 4.14, 3 unweighed around the...


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12 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 13 October 2007 · 100 views

Summer Pit - Yateley

1915 - 2315

Mild, still evening, quite balmy under the trees. 17ºC ->16ºC. WT 14ºC

1 tench 3¼lb

Last throw of the dice to try and get a late season Crucian. Water was pretty lifeless though and was pretty surprised to get a fish 1st cast. Not surprised that this was my only bite of the evening! Fished meat...


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8 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 09 October 2007 · 113 views

River Itchen, Gaters Mill

0800 - 1900

Overcast, mild and becalmed - shirtsleeves all day. (Perfick!). River 'full', gin clear with LOTS of debris - mainly ranunculus coming down.

74 Grayling ( 26 over a lb of which 17 over 1½lb and 5 over 2lbs - best 2lb 9oz). 10 Brownies (best also 2lb 9oz), 1 chub 3lb 10oz.

River Itchen back to its best - most...


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6 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 October 2007 · 132 views

0700 - 0900 K&A Canal - Widmead

4 perch( 1lb 11oz, 1lb 9oz, 2<1lb)

0930 - 1230 Warwicks Water

1 bream (1½lb), 2 doz roach & perch.

Calm, high cloud, dry. 8º -> 16º. WT 14ºC


This was meant to be a perching session but the crayfish on the canal were a nightmare. If the perch didn't take the lobworm on the drop the...


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1 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 02 October 2007 · 251 views

River Kennet - Nr Thatcham

1830 - 2200

Overcast, drizzle 'in the wind' temp a constant 13ºC

7 barbel 11lb 6oz, 7lb 3oz, 6lb 10oz, 6lb 4oz, 6lb 3oz, 5lb 13oz, 4½lb

An eventful evening at the swim I 'discovered' on Saturday. River carrying more colour than at the weekend. Couldn't even fish for the first hour due to swans feeding just upstrea...


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29 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 29 September 2007 · 129 views

River Kennet - Nr Thatcham

0700 - 1200 Heavy drizzle for first couple of hours then dry and murky. 13º -> 15º

1 Barbel 10lb 2oz, 11 trout (3 X 1lb+), 10 dace.

This was meant to be just a trotting session but it was so wet on arrival, I set the brolly up and lowered a ledgered pellet under the near bank. Things got off to an auspicious st...


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24 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 25 September 2007 · 129 views

River Kennet - Newbury

1900 - 2330

Cool and breezy - clear then high cloud and bright moon. 15ºC --->11ºC (but felt cooler!)

1 barbel 5lb 15oz

Mission accomplished! This session was about getting my mate Simon his first ever barbel - a feat he achieved impressively with an 8lb 10oz fish - my 'banker swim' came up trumps again! Simon als...


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22 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 22 September 2007 · 129 views

Alders Lake

0830 - 1100

Foggy start then bright.

3 tench, 3 crucians, 1 bream (all<1lb) 40+ roach and perch.

Fancied a couple of hours just seeing the float go under at regular intervals and not know what would show up next - though the answer to that was mainly roach!!! 1st trip here since it was re-stocked following the the fish kill of 2005. W...


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18 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 19 September 2007 · 134 views

River Kennet, Woolhampton

1815 - 2315

Cool and clear at first - then clouding over.

1 barbel 9lb 5oz, 2 chub (2lb, <1lb), 1 roach, 1 doz bleak,

Started with float fished maggot - in order to get my bleak point for the species race. Roach (quite a decent size) on maggot too. Then ledgered with two rods for a change - pellet on one, boilie on the o...


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15 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 15 September 2007 · 129 views

River Kennet - Newbury

0630 - 1230

Bright and sunny 7.5ºC -> 19ºC

3 Chub (4lb 2oz, 3lb 10oz, 2lb 13oz) 2 Perch (2lb 2oz, >1lb) 1 Barbel (2lb), 2 Trout (both 1lb+ - probably same fish!) 60+ Dace, Roach & Gudgeon (mainly dace).

A morning trotting red maggot for a nice mixed bag. Big perch 1st cast and all the chub came in the 1st...


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10 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 11 September 2007 · 116 views

River Kennet - Nr Thatcham

1845 - 2315

Clear and breezey. 18ºC----->9ºC. No moon - really dark night!

3 Barbel; 5lb 0oz, 2 sub 4lbers.

River down 3 inches on last visit, still carrying some debris - mainly ranunculus - which frustratingly kept catching the line. 2 smaller fish around 2100, 5lber last cast.


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7/8 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 08 September 2007 · 111 views

Horseshoe Lake, Yateley

1930 - 0630

Clear night - misty morning, Temp 22ºC ar dusk---->12ºC at Dawn

1 bream 4¼lb

Well that was a good nights sleep!!! Had only bite (and fish) within 1½hrs of arriving (on ledgered pellet) and hardly another touch all night. No further bites on pellet. Float fished meat, black pudding, broken up...


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3 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 04 September 2007 · 147 views

Summer Pit , Yateley  
 
1900 - 0000

Cool, clear and still. Temp dropped from 18ºC - 8ºC

3 Tench - (6lb 11oz, 4lb 14oz, 3lb 3oz) 4 Crucians (2lb 10oz, 2lb 4oz, 1lb 15oz, 1lb 14oz)

All fish caught after dark - 1st bite around 2045. Unusually, most fish to float fished meat (lift method as per usual!). 4.14 Tench and the 2.10 Crucian fal...


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31 August/1 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 01 September 2007 · 119 views

Knotts Lake  
 
1900 - 0800

Warm and overcast - some breeze - no dew.

2 Tench (6lb 4oz, 5lb 7oz), 9 rudd, 2 doz perch - biggest 1½lb

A VERY quiet night rescued by two nice tench either side of midnight. Biggest on pellet out by the island, 5lber on float fished meat in the near margins. Rudd and perch on maggot - some quite nice sized ones to...


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27 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 28 August 2007 · 129 views

Summer Pit  
 
1930 - 0000

Overcast and calm17ºC>13ºC

3 Tench ( 5lb 9oz, 4lb 3oz X 2 (same fish???)), 2 Crucians (2lb 2oz, 1lb 13oz) 1 Rudd.

Lake looked lifeless - no bubbles or rolling fish - can't judge a book by it's cover! Biggest tench first cast on meat - one other tench on meat. Other tench plus the 2 crucians on bread. Also f...


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25 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 25 August 2007 · 174 views

Warwicks Water  
 
0600 - 1200

Warm and sunny (at last)

15 Crucians (all between 1¼ - 1¾lb), 7 Carp (2¾ - 6lb), a dozen roach/rudd.

Fished meat, 4mm pellet and bread - all crucians on meat. Lift method - a couple of the carp on freelined bread.No bites for the first hour then the swim was really fizzing. Most fish caught before 1030...


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20 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 21 August 2007 · 142 views

River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
1930-2330

Clearing skies - cooler 12ºC.

2 Barbel (4¼lb, 6lb 13oz)

Both fish caught either side of 2100. Levels same as 7 days ago - however an annoying amount of debris - ranunculus and water cress coming down made fishing difficult at times - maybe some weed cutting's been going on upstream? Much less activit...


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17 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 August 2007 · 129 views

Pumphouse Lake (Yateley)  
 
1930-0000

Warm (17ºC) and overcast - started raining as I packed up...

3 Bream (6lb 2oz, 5lb 9oz, 4lb 13oz)

Fished 2 rods - pellet on the lead produced not a touch. Started float fishing maggots in the margins - and had no bites for the 1st hour or so - sense of deja vu! Switched to float fished meat - and all the...


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21 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 17 August 2007 · 130 views

River Kennet (Nr Thatcham)  
 
1800 - 2330
Light Showers

4 Barbel (10lb 11oz, 5lb 15oz, 5lb 10oz, 4lb 6oz)

Fished 14mm halibut pellet and Meteor boilies - (Had one hour pellet, one hour boilie...). Double on boilie - other 3 on pellet.

Paul also caught 4 - all in 3-4lb bracket

  


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13 August

Posted by Chris Plumb , 14 August 2007 · 130 views

River Kennet (Nr Thatcham)  
 
1915 - 2315
Scattered cloud, 18ºC, one light shower.

4 Barbel (9lb10z, 6lb 5oz, 5lb 6oz, 4lb). 1 Chub (2lb)

First trip since holidaying in Scotland (Caught a few Pollack spinning from the rocks nr Oban). 3 fish (Chub, 6 & 4lber) in the first ½hour then lots of knocks/rattles which didn't develop (not cr...






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