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Old 18-02-2016, 19:46
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Went for a long exciting drive....roads challenging from Ross to Builth Wells!!!


Struggled mountain goat style on first beats without a bite. Walked to town stretch and did finally get a few bites with 6 brownies and 2 nice grayling. Stunning scenery. Will return when Salmon season finished
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Old 24-02-2016, 18:44
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Couple of nice Grayling today including this one.





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Old 24-02-2016, 19:09
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Smashing fish Graham! I think I recognise that swim.
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Old 25-02-2016, 10:01
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Lovely Graham.
Making the most of your new location.

And refreshing to see willing to share with us.
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Old 28-02-2016, 06:46
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New PB!!

Only takes one bite to transform a season. That's the beauty and wonder of fishing. A tricky days fishing on a southern chalk stream with a very cold biting wind making trotting difficult and uncomfortable.

But none of that mattered when a 3.9 grayling arrived! Many thanks to Tim Lennon and his mate Mark for being on hand to help land and then weigh the fish.

An angling experience I will cherish for some considerable time and goes along way to erase an incredibly difficult season on the Kennet.
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Old 28-02-2016, 07:47
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Well done Howard! That is a stonking grayling,....well deserved for persevering in that bitter wind,....please don't tell me you caught it on trotted garlic spam!
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Old 28-02-2016, 10:31
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Congrats on the PB Howard, massive fish that. Very well deserved after a tough Kennet season.
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Old 28-02-2016, 11:12
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I'd place a 3.9 Grayling in the fish of a lifetime category Howard.

Very well done indeed!
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Old 28-02-2016, 11:21
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That's a beauty that mate, we'll done, agree with Joe that's a fish of a lifetime.
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Old 28-02-2016, 12:45
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Thanks chaps. It was certainly a reminder of how fishing can sometimes surprise you. Normally I use the word "surprise" in sentences like "well the conditions were perfect for barbel. I'm so surprised I didn't get a touch in 20 hours of fishing".

Photo attached- I wasn't the most compliant subject and you will note how the fish has recently escaped from the Black Death, or Cormorant as it's also known.
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