Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
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Trout fishing at Dever Springs

Once a year I normally have a day fishing on the Dever Springs Fishery. It stocks with extremely large brown trout and a good average size of rainbows. I was to fishing with Ross and Mike a couple of guys I had fished with before.

Now I don’t normally have the equipment for these fisheries so I had to borrow the tackle from Sir Geoff and Steve, so big thanks to them. I have small stream trout gear but not the heavy flies and rods and reels. Most of mine are a #3 rod and line perfect for small trout.

The morning in question was cloudy with little breeze. I picked Mike up from the train station at Whitchurch which is 10 mins or so away and at 8am we were at the fishery. I think we must have been late as there were plenty of others ready to fish. With tickets bought we headed off to the smaller lake to see what was around. The lack of sun made it difficult to spot and stalk fish. Also there was an algae bloom in the lakes from the great warm weather we had a few weeks ago.

I found a good spot where I could see the odd trout doing a circuit. I had a large heavy fly on the end and several times the trout turned to investigate the thing. It wasn’t long before I had the first fish from the lake a nice rainbow of about 5lbs. So no blanking!

I carried on looking and found a really big brown trout holed up near a willow tree. Then another chap turned up on the other side of the tree and spooked the trout. I then carried on walking around finding plenty of trout showing but not feeding. Then just before lunch I had two trout very quickly I suspect it ones they stocked recently. Ross was struggling which is very unusual however Mike had his 4 fish limit early on and went on to buy another 2 fish limit ticket. All the fish were between 5-7lbs so a great average size.

Just been dispatched

So we had lunch and chatted as the sun poked through the clouds to warm the air. It was about 2pm now and the fishery closes at 5pm so Mike competed some work while Ross and I headed off to see if we could catch a few more. I walked and walked around both lakes and saw one or two big brown trout however they didn’t return to the same spot. I wandered back to the smaller lake where a chap had spotted the big brown trout and had been chasing it. But again it was being very elusive and didn’t show often. He had a rainbow and that was his limit.

I continued looking and seeing the brown trout occasionally but not having an opportunity to cast to it. There were one or two big double rainbows lurking around and they kept coming in but didn’t chase the fly. By now time had flown by and it was 4pm, so I had one more fish to catch my limit. So I left the brown trout and wandered around until I found a trout to tempt. I couldn’t believe it when casting just in front of it allowing the fly to drift down to it’s level the white lips opened and I struck into a lovely trout of about 5lbs.

A nice rainbow trout

So that was it for the day a full limit in some great company. Dropping Mike off back at Whitchurch train station we said our goodbyes and off back home I drove. Got to say that the fishery gives an excellent chance to catch good conditioned trout. I look forward to returning soon.

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Perch fishing blank

The river season ended with a blank so hardly ideal, however I’ve enough big fish to satisfy my mind. it’s this time of year where I start to think about perch fishing on some of the lakes around me. Normally these lakes are deep and very large large and the perch are late in spawning. […]

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Last day of the season and blanking

The wind and rain lashed down all morning. I fished so many swims from all around the fishery drawing a complete blank. The fishery was empty of anglers probably due to the river and weather conditions. It wasn’t the best of sessions for both Andy and I. Still what a season I have had. Some […]

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Another 6lb 10oz chub

I was delighted at catching no 17 chub over 6lbs the previous day. I reflected on the fishing and decided to start very early today. The forecast was for very strong winds of 60mph and heavy rain from early morning. I was on the river at 7am thinkng that I would get a small window […]

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Monday 11th March and another 6lb chub

After returning to the river after going home for the weekend saw it dropping in height and colour. I was going to fish a swim that has been kind to me over the years. I had been fishing an area at the top of the swim where there was some slack water. I was using […]

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Another H.Avon double the very next day

Well after that huge barbel the previous day you could forgive me for fishing the same swim. I arrived at opening hour and moved straight to the swim. Using the same boilie and pva bag approach in the slightly deeper part of the swim. The river hadn’t moved much in height and the colour had […]

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14lbs 13oz barbel 6th March

I had planned to fish 6th to 8th March with Andy ( you should have been here yesterday) Cowley. Andy couldn’t make it early neither did I in the end. I had a few chores to resolve before I could set off on the 1hr 40 min journey time. Much rain had fallen over the […]

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David has been given the green light to join the Somerley Estate syndicate

I had guided David last summer on the Dorset Stour where he so much enjoyed the day. David phoned me to say that he was being given the chance to join Somerley fishing syndicate. I was so delighted for him as he is a true gent and loves and cherishes the days he gets a […]

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Anglers mail feature

Some time ago now I was asked by Duncan Charman to help him with a feature on grayling fishing on the river Itchen. I don’t normally like these things as you expose venues and swims to others. It’s the other anglers who fish the venues I feel for. Lots of publicity which is not welcome […]

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On the Thames with Andrea

Well where has the year gone. I have just returned from a couple of weeks in Mexico. The weather was super with plenty of sun and a great breeze. The only negative was that the wind dislodged plenty of weed from the off shore reef. It was unpleasant to swim in the sea and impossible […]

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