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11 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 12 July 2007 · 131 views

River Kennet (nr Newbury)  
 
2000 - 2300

Clear.

2 Barbel (6lb 4oz & 5lb 14oz), 1 Bream (3¾lb) 1 dace (9oz)

New swim - all fish to 14mm pellet - including the rather overambitious dace. Barbel between 22-2300 - as per usual!

River at normal levels - down about 3-4 inches on 10 days ago - carrying its usual summer colour (boat traffic has...


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6 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 07 July 2007 · 137 views

River Kennet (nr Thatcham)  
 
2000 - 0000
Clear with a stiff breeze.

4 Barbel (9lb 7oz, 8lb 15oz, 6lb 2oz, 3½lb) 1 Chub 3lb 3oz

All on pellet (of course!) Chub caught in the 1st 20 mins of arriving - all the barbel caught in 1 manic hour between 10-11.00pm.

River down 2-3inches on last week.


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1 July

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 133 views

Warwicks Water  
 
0800 - 1200

Rain, drizzle and more rain!

10 crucians (All 1lb+, best 1lb 11oz) 6 roach.

All caught on float fished meat - lift method.


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29 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 146 views

River Kennet (Woolhampton)  
 
2000 - 2300

Dry, Clear and breezy.

1 Common Carp (9lb6oz), 2 Chub (both <3lb), 1 Bream (<3lb)

Halibut pellet - as usual! Carp last cast!


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28 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 133 views

River Kennet (Newbury)  
 
1900 - 2300

Dry, windy and overcast.

2 Barbel (8lb6oz,<4lb) 2 chub (both <3lb)

River up, some colour and quite a bit of debris (mainly weed) coming down. 1 chub 1st cast then 3 fish in the last ½hour. All fish on 14mm Halibuts.


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23 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 137 views

Warwicks Water  
 
0730 - 1030

Dry and overcast

7 Crucians (all over 1lb - best 1lb 10oz), 3 carp (best 3½lb) 1½doz roach and a few perch.

Fished meat or 4mm pellet on the lift method - most fish to meat.


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22/23 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 152 views

Knotts Lake  
 
1730 - 0600
Very heavy showers - then dry.

9 Tench (best two 5lb & 4lb 14oz - all the others 3lb+ fish)

Most fish on Halibut pellet out by the island - couple of fish on float fished meat in the margins - also lost a couple of carp on float tackle.

Paul managed 5 tench - best a fish of 5lb 10oz and had around a dozen carp betw...


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21 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 136 views

River Kennet (Thatcham)  
 
0730 - 1130

Heavy Showers - Breezy

2 Barbel (7lb 3oz & 6lb), 2 Chub (4lb 10oz, 2lb 5oz), 1 Brown Trout (1lb 11oz), 6 Dace

Trotting session - all fish on double red maggot - from fast water - barbel were QUITE a struggle. River looked in good nick - more ranunculus than last year - some colour and good flow.


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20 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 141 views

Marsh Farm - Harris Lake  
 
0730 - 1730
Dry but breezy - becoming VERY breezy.

13 Crucians (smallest 2lb 6oz, 4 over 3lb - biggest 3lb 3oz) 1 tench (small) 1½ doz Roach and Rudd.

Fished 4mm pellet or single red maggot - most of the Crucians fell to pellet. Wind made bite detection a nightmare - would have had a significantly bigger haul with...


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18/19 June

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 133 views

Horseshoe Lake - Yateley  
 
1400 - 1030
Warm and Breezy - stayed dry - JUST!

5 Bream (7lb 9oz, 5lb13oz, 5lb10oz, 4lb4oz, 4lb2oz) 2 Perch

A night of '2 halfs' - all fish caught between 1800 - 0000. Bream on 14mm Halibut Pellets (Perch on Sweetcorn!).

No bites after midnight and we moved onto Pumphouse for a few hours in the morning - I bumped a...


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16th June 2007

Posted by Chris Plumb , 06 July 2007 · 163 views

Dixons Mere  
 
0000 - 1200

Warm night, Showers

3 Carp (best a mere 4lb 13oz) 1 Tench (3lb 3oz). 3 doz. bits (Rudd, Roach, Perch)

Slow start to the season though Paul faired much better in the next swim - he had half a dozen tench and a similar no. of carp. I didn't get a bite until well into the morning - and that was only after I decided to get...






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