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17 August

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River Kennet - Newbury  
 
0900 - 1400
 
Bright and breezy - river up an inch or so after yesterday's heavy rain with its usual summer tinge of colour.
 
18 Chub: Most around 6-8oz, with 5 over a lb,  biggest went 4lb 7oz with the others between 1¼ - 2¼lb., 2 doz+ Dace, 1 doz Roach, 2 Grayling, 2 Bleak and 3 Brownies....


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12 August

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2230
 
Cool clear evening - with a breeze falling off. AT down to 10ºC when I packed up - felt quite chilly!
 
1 Tench - 2lb 3oz. 14 Roach - all small.
 
Another blackberry picking and tench evening! Roach were a bit of a pain but once it got dark the bites from them subsided and just like last...


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11 August

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River Kennet - Widmead  
 
0900 - 1200
 
Bright and breezy. River at 'normal' summer levels.
 
1 Chub: unweighed but needed the net! 1 Grayling 1lb 1oz. 2 Doz Dace & a bleak.
 
Swim I've nor fished for 35 years! (last time was Sep 1985 - and I had stacks of dace then too!). Grayling was first cast which was unexpected thereafter...


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5 August

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Warwicks Water  
 
1830 - 2230
 
Warm and breezy evening (kept the dew and the mozzies away!
 
2 Tench; 3lb 2oz & 1lb 9oz. 8 Perch ( all small).
 
Annual trip to check on how this lovely little pond is progressing after being remodelled and restocked (with tench and crucians) a few years back. Surprised on 2 counts; firstly to f...


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3 August

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River Kennet - Brimpton.  
 
0500 - 0930
 
Lovely summer's morning - sun rising therough the valley mist - temps a warm15º - rising to a muggy 21ºC when I packed up. River a little on the low side as is usual at this time of year.
 
2 Chub; 5lb 4oz & 1½lb. 11 Dace - with half a dozen over 8oz (!!) best went 10oz. 4 Brow...


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31 July

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Alders Lake - Thatcham  
 
1800 - 2230  
 
Bright and breezy evening - temps down to 15ºC
 
1 Tench 1½lb, 2 roach.
 
Strange little session - lake seemed pretty lifeless and spent the first 3 hours or so looking at a stationary float - then had a 10 minute flurry of activity at around 2115 half a dozen bites and all 3 fish...





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