River Kennet - Thatcham
1900 - 0000
Warm, overcast and breezy. 17ºC (even at Midnight!) River at normal levels.
Lovely balmy evening to be by the river amongst the bats (the air was thick with them!!! ) Very frustrating swim this!! On my 1st ever visit in July 2004 I had 3 fish from it; 7+ Carp, 8+ barbel and my PB barbel of 12.04. Went back a fortnight later and had a 7+ barbel. Thought at the time I'd found a great little hotspot. However I returned twice more that season, 3 times in 2005, twice in 2006 and last night (didn't fish it in 2007) and none of these subsequent sessions have produced so much as a bite!