Kennet & Avon Canal - Woolhampton
1245 - 1615
Overcast, cool and drizzly at first (after 2inches of rain in the previous 24 hours). Water up and coloured.
5 Perch; All 'netters' with a couple nudging a pound. 1 Tench; 2lb 6oz.
Quick 'snatched' session to the venue nearest where I live. Had planned to fish upstream of Newbury today but didn't fancy standing out in the pouring rain all day - so made the most of a short break in the weather (the rains returned as I walked back to the car). Had vowed not to fish here until November when winter mooring starts and the boat traffic diminshes - but reasoned there wouldn't be much boating happening in the rain - and so it proved! Never been so disappointed to get a 2lb tench - which snaffled my lob - on the drop - first cast. For a good couple of minutes I thought I was into a jolly decent perch - and rather surprised to see a tinca eventually brought to the surface - my first from this part of the K&A.
Not a Perch!