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31 October

Chris Plumb


Kennet & Avon Canal - Thatcham


0630 - 0930


Mild, murky and calm. WT 54ºC. (AT same.) Perfect perching weather!


7 Perch; 3lb 6oz, 2lb 8oz, 2lb 3oz, 1lb 14oz and 3 small ones - one close to 1lb the others no where near! 1 Chublet.


Really paid to get here at first light - bites from the off and had 3 of the bigger perch including the 3lber on the bank by 7 o'clock. Bites dried up after an hour and only 2 fish after 0800 and one of those was the chub.


Biggest perch of the autumn (so far ;) )



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A nicely proportioned big perch too Chris. Maybe these fish are former residents of your previous hot spot (if they haven't navigated a lock)?

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Yup nice to get back to multiple perch mornings!! Biggie was a very thick set fish which doesn't really come across in the pic- but at just on 18inches is pretty much bang on the money on the old fishing gazette length weight tables!

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