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Chris Plumb

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About Chris Plumb

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  • Birthday 01/12/1961

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    West Berks.
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    Err ... Fishing, Footie, and more Fishing

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  1. Ironic - isn't it that the UK's water cos are some of our biggest polluters! C.
  2. Use it a lot when perch fishing - twitching just a couple of inches often leads to a bite - as does recasting - can think of a couple of times recently when recasting has produced an instant result with the worm being grabbed on the drop.....
  3. Aye Rusty - twas a swim you used to see barbel 'flashing' on the shallows in the summer - now a distant memory. I'd have thought it a bit too pacey for chub - though the mill leat joins at the back of the run which is where the chub were laying up....
  4. Had 3 in quick succession - never good sign when you're after something that would have them for hors d'œuvres! 15 trips in Feb - blimey!
  5. 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
  6. I still tie my own spades - can still just about manage down to 18s (though mainly tie 16's and above)- though have to do then in small batches of 2 or 3 at a time as my fingers get tired quickly!
  7. Well my local clubs did rather well out of lockdown - seeing quite a spike in membership this season - so I expect my local tackle shop - which is now the only one - is doing OK - certainly has continued to trade since angling was allowed back in May.....
  8. Great - glad it's just an hiatus not an abandonment! After all it's been gentle prodding from you that's kept my blog going in the past. Have to admit I do feel very lucky having the Kennet (and Lambourn) so close and whilst I've had to forego trips to the Itchen and Frome this winter I've still been able to 'fish locally'!
  9. Thanks John - nice to hear from you again - in truth the 3-10 was a total surprise - I had a 2-14 from this bit of canal back in the autumn and was hoping there might be a 'scraper 3' to be found - but nothing this big was on my radar..... Any plans to restart your blog?
  10. Kennet & Avon Canal - Enborne 0700 - 0915* 1000 - 1715˜ Mild, mainly overcast, quite breezy (some milky sunshine at times) - light showers on and off all day with rain for last hour and a half. AT around 12/13ºC all day. *27Perch - with 13 (!) over 1lb - and 3 over 2 - best 2lb 7oz. ˜(½mile upstream!) 7 Perch - all over 1lb (3 over 2) best 2; 3lb 10oz & 2lb 11oz. A doz roach and a dace - all small. What a Red Letter day! Make hay while the sun shine's! Nailed on conditions for a day's winter perching, mild and overcast after a 2 week cold snap
  11. More power to their elbow - really pleased they kept us on the bank during current restrictions.... C.
  12. I fish a lot heavier float - 5½AA and step up to 8AA on faster rivers such as the Itchen & Frome.....
  13. River Kennet - Speen Moors 0830 - 1300 Cold, cloudy with a stiff, chilly breeze. AT around 1º-2ºC all day with significant wind chill (!), showery drizzle for last couple of hours. River very full - but clear. 4 Chub; 3lb 5oz, 2lb 12oz, 2lb 7oz, 2lb 2oz. 5 Dace - all small. 3 Brownies 1½-2½lb - also lost an enourmous trout - had it on for ages and got a good look at it - my pb is 8¾lb and this was a similar size - don't usually mind when a brownie throws the hook - but a bit gutted when this one did! Surprisingly productive session given the conditions - a strong cross wind
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