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2 March

Posted by Chris Plumb , 02 March 2014 · 541 views

Kennet Chub Perch
River Kennet
 
0800 - 0930 - Newbury
 
1000 - 1230 - Thatcham
 
Overcast, mild (8ºC) and breezy. River high but clear.
 
Newbury - 1 Grayling and a couple of gudgeon.
Thatcham; 2 Chub; 4lb 0oz & 3lb 6oz, 1 Perch 4lb 2oz (!) :yahoo:  and a small dace.
 
Started at a favoured flood slack which was surprisingly devoid of fish. So shifted off downstream to show Paul and Rusty how its done! :P However, the first hour and a half or so was bite-less and  it looked like I'd be joining the blankers club. There then followed a 45 minute spell where I had all 4 fish - topped off by my 3rd ever 4lb perch - yippee! All fish on trotted maggot. Had planned to stay a little longer but with the wind and rain picking up I decided to quit while I was ahead!
 
Obligatory fish plus pin pics! (A brace of 4s!)

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The Flying Tench
Mar 02 2014 11:34 PM

Congratulations on the 4lb perch, Chris. It seemed you were years trying for a '4', and then I think you've had three in about a year. A bit like the London buses used to be.....

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Chris Plumb
Mar 03 2014 07:36 PM

A bit like the London buses used to be.....

I had the same thought when I slipped the net under this beauty. Was a bit taken aback as I thought I was playing another chub until I got it to the surface. Still not as satisfying as my first ever 4 last Feb - at least that was caught by design - the 2 this season have had a certain element of flukeyness about them!!!

 

C.

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Matthew Simmons
Mar 05 2014 10:10 AM

Great perch Chris - well done.  M

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