Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service
Kenny's Angling Guiding Service

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Early Dec and two 6lb chub again

It was time to travel down to the H.Avon once more to fish for chub. The river had risen over the previous week and plenty of rain had fallen. Some good chub were caught during that period plus a few 7lbers. Unfortunately I was unable to get onto the river during this period. I was to have 2 days on the river →

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Another 6lb plus chub from the H.Avon

Well the two weeks holiday was over in a flash. We left Boavista with the temperature at 28c and returned to Birmingham at a rather chilly 2c. We had one day at home then Mrs. P and I headed down to Hampshire for the weekend. I had a couple of small windows of opportunity to try my luck for the chub. →

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Cape Verde Nov 2018

Our annual trip to Boavista one of the islands of Cape Verde for a holiday came along so fast. Mrs P and I had arranged to meet Viktoria and Marko from Sweden there for some fishing and R&R. We had met them a few years ago and kept in touch since. We were also met with Jo and Wilf whom →

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Another 6lb chub and no. 11 for the season

I was down for a few days staying in Fordingbridge.  Family were staying for a while and fishing time was limited. I had one short session after a few frosts hoping the minnows were now not too active. Sure enough the minnows were not feeding together with the chub too. I blanked after a few hours. I was using a feeder with →

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October madness 3 6lb chub in two days

Autumn was in full swing as I drove down to Hampshire for a couple days fishing. Also I needed to attend the naughty boys speeding school event in Southampton. The colours were spectacular as the leaves on the trees were reaching the end of their lives and were just weeks or days away from detaching themselves from the parent tree. After →

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Michael on the river Wye

Michael had wanted a day on the Wye trying to catch a barbel. I had fished a couple of days previously and had struggled. We started in the swim where I had finished previously. There was supposed to be rain for most of the day however we had a couple of showers and it wasn't too bad. There was a strong →

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Trevor and Ashley On the Wye

Ashley and Trevor wanted a guiding day on the Wye trying for the barbel and chub. They were there for the week. The river had been low and clear for a while and conditions were far from good. We fish one area to begin and had a barbel of about 8lbs. The conditions though were against us. We moved swims and here →

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A day on the H.Avon with Ross

I've known Ross for a long time now having guided him for barbel chub and perch. He is a good fly fisherman too having seen him fish Dever Springs earlier in the year for trout. I had asked him to fish the H.Avon with me for a day to see if we could catch him one of the enormous chub or →

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A short evening session on the H.Avon

I had a short window of opportunity to fish for a couple of hrs the evening before I take Ross fishing the next day on the H.Avon. I put out some pellets in the same swim I had the 6lb 2oz and 5lbs 14oz the previous week. Sure enough after 20 mins or so the chub and a couple of barbel →

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Another 6lb plus chub including some others

September had been unusually warm and so was the start of October. Having said that we had a few frosts in the mornings which cooled a day or so down. Little or no rain fell during the period. The weed was dying back and so there was little of it to hold the flow back and so the river continued →

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On the river Wye with Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley

Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley and I decided a trip to the river Wye  should give us a great chance of a barbel or two. So we decided that a Tuesday just prior to me going way on the Thursday would suit just fine. I suggested that we meet at my place and travel together. The session was →

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September river low and clear

September has been very quite fishing on the Hampshire Avon. There has been insufficient rain and temperatures continued to be hit high for the most of the month. However the club and barbel  continued to feed. The weed growth had been static and if anything the swans were keeping it in check. I also managed to sneak in a 2 week →

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Bristol Avon magic (Turn on the volume)

Its 1982 and I join one of the best syndicates on the Bristol Avon. My heart has stayed here and I've been loyal. I've caught huge barbel to over 12lbs many roach to well over 2lbs. plus the 27lb+ pike. The reason I've stayed is that the guy's have been working hard on river habitat improvement although the river is →

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Back on the Bristol Avon

I hadn't fished the BA for years in this area. I had an itch that needed scratching so I wandered around for a while looking to see if I could spot a barbel. I went to one of my favourite spots and found about 8 chub and a lone barbel of about 8lbs feeding on the pellets that I threw →

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Frappers day on the H.Avon

Had a fan bloody tas tic day with Frappers on the H.Avon. It's a very long story but will try to tell it here. Steve won the Mk 4 cane Avon rod donated by Les Probert for the best regional organiser of the year and was presented at the AGM. We decided to get a bend in the old rod →

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Hampshire Avon and a small barbel

Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley and I decided on another 2 days on the H.Avon. I had a friend Frappers coming down on one of the days. I thought about getting down there early however with the much needed rain pouring down I didn't leave until late in the morning. Andy did much the same. I arrived at →

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2nd Day on the H.Avon

The day on the Stour had gone well with David he caught a couple of good chub and a roach of about 1lb. Andy (you should have been here yesterday ) Cowley had a great day whilst I was on the Stour he had this beautiful barbel of exactly 11lbs. On 6lb line whilst fishing for chub. That was great →

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August and the heat continues

August started very hot again with little or no rain and temperatures in the 30's. Most of the clubs on the river Wye had stopped fishing. The only people that hadn't done so was the Wye and Usk Foundation. Which I found to be very strange. This is a short video showing my meadow from my drone. You can see there →

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24th July H.Avon

So I ended the previous blog with saying so very very lucky. Well that has deserted me today. I could only fish for a few hrs this morning and fancied a go at a swim where in the past I had seen a few barbel. Well I turned up at 8am and found 6 barbel feeding on my baits (pellets →

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19th and 20th July H.Avon

My partner in crime Andy (you should have been here yesterday) and I were down on the Avon for a couple of days. The weather had gotten even hotter if that was possible. Now I’m old enough in the tooth to remember the summer of 1976 which was one of the hottest and driest on record and this summer was →

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10th July and another barbel

I only had a one day session after guiding on the river Wye for 2 days more of that later. The sun had been beating down relentless for the last 3 weeks no rain and no cool weather at all. People were getting worried about the welfare of barbel on the Trent, Severn and Wye. Some fatalities were accruing where →

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3rd and 4th of July a big barbel and 2x6lb chub

July the 3rd and here we were again Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley starting another two day session on the H.Avon. The weather had been very hot now since the start of the season. The temperatures started to reach toward the 30’s. On the positive side the the visibility in the river improved vastly. Chub and barbel →

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June 18th Hampshire Avon

This was the day England were playing in the world cup I think it was Tunisia. I had said to Andy (you should have been here yesterday) that I wanted to see the game so would leave the river early. I was still on a high from the opening day so little need to be eager. I wanted to walk →

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June 17th Hampshire Avon

After a cracking June 16th and that 6lbs 15oz chub I moved to another stretch of the river. Normally there are a few chub and barbel around an island in the middle of the river. If they are not one side they are on the other side of the island. I baited a couple of swims on the way up and →

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