River Kennet - Hambridge
0915 - 1315
Cool, calm and bright. AT 3º - 6ºC. River at normal winter levels and quite clear - looked in great nick.
1 Chub; 1½lb. 3 Perch; 1lb 9oz, 1lb 6oz and a sub lber (but not by much!). 7 Roach - all handsized. 7 Dace - 3 in the 6-8oz class. 4 Brownies - a lber and 3 smalluns.
Usual tactics to snaffle a decent chub from the off meets with a rare failure (I'm blaming the bright conditions and a trout first cast!) - only chub I did get turned up amongst the dace mid session. Nice to see some perch turning up here (they seem to appear once a year!) and I lost a bigger one (possibly a 2lber) just as I was reaching for the net.