River Kennet - Thatcham
0900 - 1245
Bright and sunny after a frosty start. AT was 11ºC when I packed up. River very full - but quite clear.
2 Chub: 3lb 13oz & 2lb 5oz. A dace and a brownie - both around 6oz.
Bit of a gamble which nearly backfired - very few floodwater swims at this venue - though there is a nice near bank eddy which usually produces a nice chub. Alas if it was in residence it wasn't hungry as all I extracted from the swim were minnows (yes, Martin - there are some still in the Kennet!). I didn't really have a plan B after this inauspicious start however I found some chub by running my float under some far bank willows - not a spot I've ever had one from before - though I can't think why as it looks VERY chubby!
Edited by Chris Plumb