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23 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 23 September 2017 · 0 views

K&A Canal - Thatcham  
 
0700 - 1000
 
Warm, overcast and still - perfect perching conditions - shame no one told the fish!
 
2 perch; both 12oz(ish)
 
Slow morning in a favourite swim of old. Next perching trips will be exploring waters new!


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21 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 22 September 2017 · 0 views

Alders  
 
1800 - 2200
 
Cool clear evening - temps down to 9ºC but felt much cooler with a very heavy dew.
 
1 Bream - 1½lb.
 
Last evening of the summer - and it was a slow one with the only bite resulting in a blank saving skimmer just as it got properly dark.


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16 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 16 September 2017 · 0 views

Kennet & Avon Canal - Avington  
 
0645  - 1230
 
Bright start, rain from 1000.
 
6 Perch: 1¼lb & 5 small uns. 1 Chub - small. 7 Skimmers to 1lb, 2 doz roach - to 1lb, 2 Gudgeon and 3 Ruffe!
 
First autumn perching session - which whilst it got off to a good start with the pounder first cast - didn't get any better....


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10 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 10 September 2017 · 0 views

K&A Canal Colthrop  
River Kennet Brimpton  
 
0615 - 0815 - Canal
0830 - 1100 - River.
 
Sunny start quickly clouding over.
 
Canal - blanked
River; Chub 2lbish, 1 Grayling, 5 Brownies.
 
First time on this stretch of canal - part of a plan to find some new perch hotspots - alas this doesn't appear to be one of them - not a bite o...


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6 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 07 September 2017 · 0 views

River Kennet - Padworth  
 
1800 - 2300
 
Warm(ish) and overcast. River very low.
 
7 Chub; a couple circa 1lb, the rest half that size. 3 Roach, 2 Dace & 3 Perch.
 
Another barbel blank on what used to be called barbel alley - preceded by a blank saving trotting session before it got dark - nice to see a few small chub - shows...


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1/2 September

Posted by Chris Plumb , 03 September 2017 · 0 views

Jubilee Lake - Thatcham.  
 
1800 - 0600
 
Cool, clear night with a bright ¾moon for the first half. Still 10ºC when I packed up so nowhere near as cool as forecast -had my rarely used thermal one piece on and was actually too hot for most of the night!
 
5 Carp; all between 5-8lb. 1 Tench; 4lb 0oz. 2 Roach, 4 Perch.
 
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