Kennet & Avon Canal - Thatcham
0700 - 1100
River Kennet - Thatcham
1145 - 1415
Bright and sunny after a cloudy start (thankfully!). AT 15ºC WT 12.9ºC. River up a bit and with a tinge of colour after yesterday's rain.
Canal: 1 Perch; 2lb 11oz, 4 Chub; all ¾-1lb, 11 Roach 1 Dace.
River: 7 Chub; between 8oz and 2lb (4 over lb), 8 Dace, 2 Roach, 5 Brownies to 1¼lb.
First decent perch of the autumn - though the chublets were a bit of a pain - snaffling my lobs and impersonating perch. A switch to the river gave a surprisingly good return - the barbel may have disappeared but it was nice to see some chub coming through. One of my better sessions from here in recent years - especially as the dace were all of a good stamp - and both roach were in the 6-8oz class too.