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23 August

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Bucklebury Ponds  
 
1500 - 1730
 
Bright, warm and sunny.
 
A doz roach tp ¾lb. 5 Perch. 4 Skimmers.
 
No fishing this weekend - upto Birmingham to watch the athletics - so a snatched couple of hours at my nearest venue to home - most of the roach were a 'nice' size.


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21 August

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Warwicks Water  
 
1800 - 2230
 
Warm evening - especially under the trees.
 
1 Tench; 2lb 7oz. 1 Roach - small. Circa 2 doz perch.
 
Quick return here after the success of a fortnight ago - perch were even more insatiable - but thankfully quitened down when it got dark. Still no crucians - but a nice plump tench will do nicely!


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17 August

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
0900 - 1400
 
Bright and breezy - river up an inch or so after yesterday's heavy rain with its usual summer tinge of colour.
 
18 Chub: Most around 6-8oz, with 5 over a lb,  biggest went 4lb 7oz with the others between 1¼ - 2¼lb., 2 doz+ Dace, 1 doz Roach, 2 Grayling, 2 Bleak and 3 Brownies....


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12 August

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2230
 
Cool clear evening - with a breeze falling off. AT down to 10ºC when I packed up - felt quite chilly!
 
1 Tench - 2lb 3oz. 14 Roach - all small.
 
Another blackberry picking and tench evening! Roach were a bit of a pain but once it got dark the bites from them subsided and just like last...


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11 August

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River Kennet - Widmead  
 
0900 - 1200
 
Bright and breezy. River at 'normal' summer levels.
 
1 Chub: unweighed but needed the net! 1 Grayling 1lb 1oz. 2 Doz Dace & a bleak.
 
Swim I've nor fished for 35 years! (last time was Sep 1985 - and I had stacks of dace then too!). Grayling was first cast which was unexpected thereafter...


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5 August

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Warwicks Water  
 
1830 - 2230
 
Warm and breezy evening (kept the dew and the mozzies away!
 
2 Tench; 3lb 2oz & 1lb 9oz. 8 Perch ( all small).
 
Annual trip to check on how this lovely little pond is progressing after being remodelled and restocked (with tench and crucians) a few years back. Surprised on 2 counts; firstly to f...


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3 August

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River Kennet - Brimpton.  
 
0500 - 0930
 
Lovely summer's morning - sun rising therough the valley mist - temps a warm15º - rising to a muggy 21ºC when I packed up. River a little on the low side as is usual at this time of year.
 
2 Chub; 5lb 4oz & 1½lb. 11 Dace - with half a dozen over 8oz (!!) best went 10oz. 4 Brow...


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31 July

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2230  
 
Bright and breezy evening - temps down to 15ºC
 
1 Tench 1½lb, 2 roach.
 
Strange little session - lake seemed pretty lifeless and spent the first 3 hours or so looking at a stationary float - then had a 10 minute flurry of activity at around 2115 half a dozen bites and all 3 fish...


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26 July

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River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
1500 - 1600
 
Warm and sunny - river quite low
 
3 Chub; one might have made a pound the others no where near that size!. 4 Roach - all a 6-8oz (good to see). 1 Dace and 3 brownies to 1½lb.
 
I left work early to go home and watch the cricket only to find Ireland had been bowled out for 38 in under 16o...


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18/19 July

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Harris Lake - Milford  
 
1430 - 0430
 
Warm and muggy with a gentle breeze - clearing ovenight with temps down to 12ºC at dawn.
 
18 Crucians; 10 over 2lb - biggest 2lb 11oz. 11 Tench; 5 over 5lb - biggest 5lb 12oz. 6 Perch, 6 Roach, 1 Rudd.
 
Very busy session with over half the fish caught in daylight (for a change). Everyti...


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12 July

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Johnsons Lake - Milford  
 
1530 - 2315
 
Warm and sunny with quite a stiff breeze until dusk.
 
2 Crucians; 3lb 3oz, 2lb 15oz. 6 Tench - all over 3½lb - best 2; 5-12 & 5-02. 2 Carp (very small - one may have scrapped a pound the other less than half that!). 3 Rudd - all small.
 
Very pleasant evening's float fishing the ma...


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6 July

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
0430 - 0800
 
Clear and sunny. River at near normal summer levels and carrying its usual summer colour...
 
11 Chub; All quite small with a couple slightly bigger (just over 1lb). 3 Doz+ Dace, 1 Roach. 4 Brownies to 1lb.
 
Lovely morning's trotting and home in time for brekfast. Really nice to see some juv...


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1 July

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River Kennet - Brimpton  
 
1800 - 2045 - Warm, with sunny spells. River at normal early summer levels.
 
1 Chub; 4lb 14oz, 3 Dace, 3 Brownies to 1½lb.
 
Pleasant evening's trotting - pleased to get such a nice chub so early in the season - was in surprsingly good condition too.


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28/29 June

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Jubilee Lake - Thatcham  
 
1900 - 0430
 
Glorious might to be out - warm (min 15ºC) with a balmy southerly breeze to keep the dew off - fantastic view of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky too!
 
7 Carp; 15lb 8oz, 9lb 14oz, 9lb 3oz, 8lb 7oz, 8lb 2oz, 6lb 15oz, 5lb 8oz.
 
Not one of my favourite venues - too busy and noisy - w...


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21/22 June

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Willows Lake - Thatcham  
 
1500 - 0500
 
Cool clear night - down to 7ºC by dawn.
 
3 Carp; 12lb 11oz, 7lb 9oz, 4lb 6oz. 2 Perch.
 
I last took my brother, Colin, fishing on 26/1/91 - when he caught a brace of 13lb pike from the Kennet at Padworth - so was somewhat surprised to be asked at a family gathering last Christmas to c...


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19/20 June

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Johnsons Lake - Marsh Farm  
 
1600 - 2315 & 0245 - 0500 (with 3 hours kip in the car)
 
Warm, muggy overcast with showery rain all evening. Bright an breezy in the morning.
 
11 Tench; 5 over 5lb, best 3 - 7lb 7oz, 6lb 7oz, 6lb 4oz. 3 Crucians; 3lb 14oz (new PB),  3lb 2oz, 2lb 10oz. 2 Rudd to 10oz.
 
Another cracking J...


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17/18 June

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Harris Lake - Marsh Farm, Milford  
 
0700 - 0400
 
Bright and breezy, mainly sunny. Lovely clear night with some high cloud and a gorgeous full moon.
 
9 Tench; best 5lb5oz with 6 of the rest over 4½lb. 2 Crucians; 2lb 0oz & 1lb 11oz. 2 Perch.
 
4th IAC Paul Goulbourn memorial fish-in. Yet again 20 of Paul's friends came t...


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16 June

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River Kennet - Marsh Benham  
 
0500 - 1400
 
Bright and breezy with heavy showers. River with good flow and a tinge of usual summer colour.
 
4 Chub to 3lb, 1 Bream; 4lb 3oz, 5 Dace, 4 Roach & a Perch.
 
And so another season begins - a nice quiet secluded start on my syndicate stretch. All fish on trotted maggot despite ledger...


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Updated PB List

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 March 2019 · 0 views

My PB List.
Haven’t done one of these for a while (though it hasn't changed much in the last 5 years!) and as I had a query about my PBs I thought I'd put an updated list on here...
 
Best Carp  –  27lb 6oz . 15 August 2008. Blue Pool – Burghfield. Method feeder – hair-rigged hemp bogey.
http://i964.photobucket.com/...


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Season's Bests 2018-19

Posted by Chris Plumb , 18 March 2019 · 0 views

A satisfactory season despite (yet again) not a barbel on the bank.
 
Best Carp:  23lb 10oz.    21 June  Ledgered Pellet - method feeder Jubilee Lake - Thatcham. Biggest carp for 10 years and my biggest ever Common.
http://i964.photobuc...meysuz1.jpg  
 
Best Bream; 7lb 14oz.  17...






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