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 (!) 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! 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!)