Enbourne - Kennet tributary

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Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by MGs » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:04 pm

Rather than start a new section, I thought I would post this here (close enough). I am reading Bernard Venables memoirs and this place gets a mention. Which got me thinking. A good few years ago, when I was a member of Bath Road Piscatorial Society, they had a stretch of the River Enbourne, no longer on their books. It is so long ago that I can't exactly remember where it was, but I think it was around Wasing. A lovely little stream, overgrown and almost unfished, certainly by the other members. In fact I never saw another sole there, fishing or otherwise. Is this stretch still fishable for coarse fish? It would certainly make a good venue for a forum day out, fishing as it used to be....unless someone has wrecked it.
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by GloucesterOldSpot » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:37 pm

The Enbourne is indeed very close to the Wasing Estate. A friend has a ticket on there but I don't think he has fished the Enbourne itself. It certainly looks pretty small and shallow, but then the Kennet is currently in a coma due to lack of rain and increased abstraction to supply water to Swindon.

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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by MGs » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:39 pm

It was pretty shallow in places when I fished it but back then it held some huge chub
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by Snape » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:43 pm

I used to be in the Wasing syndicate back in the 90s and fished the Enbourne a few times but neither caught nor saw anything amazing but it might be a nice spot for a trip.
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by MGs » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:49 pm

Last time I was there I had one bite all day and hooked a chub which was well in excess of 6lb.....needless to say, I lost it. The stretch I used to fish was definitely a roving water. Half an hour or so, then on to the next swim.
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by Snape » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:04 pm

MGs wrote:Last time I was there I had one bite all day and hooked a chub which was well in excess of 6lb.....needless to say, I lost it. The stretch I used to fish was definitely a roving water. Half an hour or so, then on to the next swim.
Ok, now I'm definitely on for a trip :thumb:
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by MGs » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:09 pm

Not sure what the fish stocks are like these days, my last trip was probably more than ten years ago
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by J.T » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:36 pm

It me down as well guys if we are doing a group trip. :hat:
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Re: Enbourne - Kennet tributary

Post by MGs » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:43 am

It was the sort of river where I never minded a blank. One part of the stretch was bounded by a level field, overhung with trees and had beds of lilies (upstream of a stone bridge). The other (downstream) part had a small weir come sluice which looked great but never seemed to have any fish in it, further downstream the river was cut between steep banks overhung with trees. Perfect for dozing on a summer day. I never fished there in the winter, when I presume the water would have been deeper.
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