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12 January

Posted by Chris Plumb , 13 January 2018 · 0 views

Kennet Carrier (& main river!) Marsh Benham
0900 - 1500
Cool, calm and mainly overcast. AT around 6ºC all day. River a couple of inches lower on my last visit over Christmas - with most of the colour dropped out.
8 Chub; 5 over 1lb - best 3lb 2oz, 2 doz+ Roach, 4 Dace - to 8oz & 4 Perch (all small). (NO trout - bit of a first for here!)
Birthday treat with Rusty as my guest. Low water meant chub were a little on the spooky side - only found one swim where I caught more than one in succession. Roach were in abundance as always - just as well as Rusty had a frustrating time losing chub!

Thank you for the day out Chris, it was brilliant! I was dead chuffed with my choice of first swim, the chub were there but having hooked a couple on the float I failed to land one. I wonder whether that pool needs to be explored with a feeder setup?

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Chris Plumb
Jan 18 2018 05:57 PM

Yes - that's one of my plans for next summer! Meant to be a barbel or 2 in there as well!

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I wouldn't wait until summer Chris, might be worth one barbel attempt this season? I saw the second fish I lost and it was a chub but I didn't see the first one, I assume it was a chub but......

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Chris Plumb
Jan 19 2018 07:00 PM

Well if we get a mild March I just might!

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