Nice little article in the Anglers Mail today concerning the Kenn and the Club. Could not get a hard copy anywhere so bought on line hence the 2 photo’s of the pages. Thanks to Brian Gay.
Club Secretary Ivan Currie fished under 4 hours below Strode Rd between 17:15 and 21:00 and had lots of perch and eels plus these 2 magnificent specimens.
Andy Devereux with a nice bream which tipped the scales to 8lb, well done mate (caught 20th June).
Well after a poor opening weekend due to the state of the River Kenn after all the heavy rain things appear to be settling down. Club Trustee Barry Fowler fished peg 8 yesterday with the feeder and had a great bag of bream the best going 8lb 9oz, other bream averaged 6lb – 7lbs, 14 in total plus eels, roach, rudd, perch and a tench. Long grass was thoroughly saturated with water as was the fish and Barry was assisted by Club Chairman Steve Bonwick so they were out and back in quickly.
We are doing some more maintenance this Saturday morning to clear the last of the reeds below Strode Rd. All support is welcomed, meet at Strode Rd. Bridge at 09:30 or walk down anytime to give a lending hand. If you have a weed rake or weed cutter on a long handle that would be useful.
New outboard motor commissioned Saturday 13th April and works a treat. Match Secretary Adie Baker has now been promoted to Captain!
We have a couple of on-going projects at the moment and are very busy trying to complete asap.
We want to really control the heavy weed growth on the river this year and have purchased an outboard electric motor and a suitable battery, we are also on the look out for a boat. This equipment will enable us to access the weed and bring it to shore for disposal. We are also trying out a new weed rake to use in conjunction with the boat.
Work is also very much in progress to place platforms on certain pegs but there are a number of hoops we have to jump through in order to obtain permission as well as applying for funding to assist with the costs.
Updates on progress to follow.
Chris Ford had the best roach of the season on the last day from peg 34. It was witnessed and weighed on Club scales and registered 2lbs 14oz, Chris also had a number of other specimens.
A 3lb er is surely on the cards for next season.
The river season is almost at an end but anglers targeting the River Kenn above Strode Rd in the last few days have been rewarded with some fantastic specimens.
Roger Thayer had one 2lbs 2oz and Committee Member Scott Smallwood had a personal best at 2lb 8oz along with other quality fish on the straight lead and bread.
Scotts 2lb 8oz roach
Angling Times has assisted in promoting the Club for the 2nd Time this year.
Match on the River Kenn (3rd March) was tough with most of the fish in the first 5 pegs above Strode Rd bridge .
Match Secretary Adie Baker drew peg 36 and had 2 decent tench along with lots of stamp roach. Below him on 35 Scott Smallwood had a nice roach bag for 2nd place. Not far behind and in 3rd place was Head Water Baliff John Sallis who from peg 37 had some quality hybrids a tench, a big perch and some roach. Sam Johnson had a 2lb 14oz chub and a 2lb 8oz perch in his bag from peg 34. The bottom section was won by Tim Nix with a single 2lb 12oz tench. C Section anglers, pegs 38 – 41 did not have a bite!
Nice to see some roach showing.
1st Adie Baker 20lb 8oz
2nd Scott Smallwood 10lb 14oz
3rd John Sallis 10lb 9oz
A section Tim Nix 2lb 12oz
B section Sam Johnson 7lb 10oz
C section all blanked