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1 October

Chris Plumb


River Kennet - Nr Thatcham


1830 - 2200


Overcast, drizzle 'in the wind' temp a constant 13ºC


7 barbel 11lb 6oz, 7lb 3oz, 6lb 10oz, 6lb 4oz, 6lb 3oz, 5lb 13oz, 4½lb


An eventful evening at the swim I 'discovered' on Saturday. River carrying more colour than at the weekend. Couldn't even fish for the first hour due to swans feeding just upstream sending down a constant barrage of floating ranunculus. Once I started fishing bites came thick and fast. Only downside is that while fighting the 11lber a HUGE clump of ranunculus got wrapped around my line (more floating debris) - took me ages to bring the whole lot up against the current and just as I brought the whole 'kit and caboodle' to the net my rod snapped. :-( Only one I'd brought with me so had to pack up 2 hours before I'd intended too - shame as I reckon I'd have hit double figures at the rate I was catching!!!!


Also had time to extricate a bat which managed to get itself tangled up in my line.



Quite an evening!!!!!

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