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16 February

Posted by Chris Plumb , 16 February 2014 · 526 views

Kennet Chub
River Kennet - Thatcham
 
1030 - 1430
 
Bright and sunny. 8ºC. River VERY high - but surprisingly clear.
 
2 Chub; 4lb 13oz, 2lb 7oz.
 
New winter chub banker swim turns up trumps again! Wasn't sure what I'd find - or even if I'd be able to get to the swim - but after paddling through the field - found a surprising slack piece of water. Smaller chub first cast on a lob worm, 4lber 90mins later on trotted maggot. Lovely afternoon to be by the river.
 
Fat chub in its winter prime...

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Well done for braving it and even bigger well done for catching!
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Chris Plumb
Feb 16 2014 06:19 PM
River is eminently fishable if you can A; get to it and B; find a slack!
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Matthew Simmons
Feb 17 2014 10:58 AM

As a matter of interest Chris, any idea what the flowing K&A (C section) is like downstream of Monkey Marsh lock.  Height colour and flow - I normally invest a bit of time there at this time of year but can't get there to have a look at the moment! M

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Chris Plumb
Feb 17 2014 01:02 PM

Colour is fine - but there's a LOT of water coming off the fields/Widmead drain - so flow is really quite strong. Tow path below the road bridge (Thatcham Station) is flooded and taped off.

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Matthew Simmons
Feb 17 2014 04:06 PM

Thanks for the info Chris - the bit behind the Station is where I wanted to go! M

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