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River Kennet - Brimpton 0930 - 1330 Cold & Sunny. AT -5º -> +3ºC. WT 5.3ºC. River low and clear - very low for mid January. 5 Chub: 5lb 4oz, 4lb 15oz, 4lb 5oz, 4lb 0oz, 3lb 2oz. 4 Grayling - all over 10oz with 2 over 1lb - best 1lb 3oz. 2 Brownies - to 2lb+. Blimey! Didn't expect that! Best haul from here in over a decade. A trip more in hope than expectation given the conditions - bites at a premium but when they came it resulted in a quality fish. Fished 3 swims in total - not a touch from the first one so chased the maggots downstream a
River Kennet, K&A Canal, 'Flowing' Canal, Thatcham 0630 - 1800 Mild, neigh, warm at times under a milky sun (and out the wind). Clouding over mid afternoon. WT 51ºF. 4 Chub; 5lb 11oz, 5lb 4oz, 4lb 14oz, 4lb 2oz. (4 fish for 20lb give or take an ounce!) 6 Dace; ALL over 8oz (!) biggest 11oz. 2 Grayling; 1lb and the other was not far shy. Pike 5lb 1oz. Trout 3lb. A peripatetic day with 5 venue changes and over a dozen swims fished - yet all the time within earshot of Thatcham level crossing! Swims new and old both came up trumps. Biggest chub o