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14 October

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Woolhampton  
 
0700 - 1200
 
Warm and overcast.
 
5 Perch; 3 over 1lb - best 1lb 11oz. 1 Pike; 3¼lb, a doz+ Roach, 1 Chublet, 1 Dace, 1 Rudd, 4 Gudgeon, 2 Bleak (8 different species!)
 
New venue for me and one which might be promising on the perch front! Boat traffic was a total PITA - way busier tha...


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12 October

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
1730 - 2200
 
Mild/warm evening 14ºC. River very low.
 
2 Chub; 2lb 13oz & 1lb 10oz, 9 Dace and a Brownie of around 1lb.
 
Still no barbel - but I did at least get a couple of chub this time. Yet again had an otter visit my swim!


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8 October

Posted by Chris Plumb , 10 October 2017 · 0 views

Kennet & Avon Canal - Enborne  
 
0700 - 1300
 
Calm and overcast.
 
15 perch'; 3 over 1lb, best 1lb 9oz. 1 Pike 3lb 11oz.
 
A morning exploring likely spots along the length of the lower section - fished around half a dozen swims and had fish from most of them. All fish on lobs.


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30 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 01 October 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Speen Moors  
 
0700 - 1300. Overcast but quite mild. River low.
 
4 Chub - all between ¾ - 1¼lb. 5 Roach - all small apart from one cracking looking fish of 12oz, 6 Gudgeon & a 1½lb brownie.
 
A morning spent doing nearly as much walking as fishing (covered 5.5km according to my pedometer!) Started out a...


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28 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 01 October 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Nr Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2200
 
Cool and overcast - river up a tiny bit after recent rain and full of leaf litter.
 
4 Dace, 1 Roach & 2 Brownies
 
Another barbel blank (preceded by the usual 30 mins or so trotting!),  didn't even have any crayfish worrying the baits. Had planned to stay longer - but 3 sightings o...





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