Stepping out of the car it was cold. Really cold. I hadn't bought thermals but I did have a couple of changes of clothes and a rain-suit - I put them all on! Our second annual visit to The Tidal Trent, company was James & Richard and a 48 hour quest for a 15lb+ barbel.
It was windy. Ferociously windy. And cold. We found three adjacent swims and set up - each putting our plans in place. And I'll cut a long, cold story short - no barbel - not even a bite between us! And it was busy, we didn't see anyone else land a fish or even get a bite.
I did have a bit of a wander with the light lure gear to warm up - it was like sea fishing. I landed a blank-saver perch about 10oz (camera back at base camp) and nearly landed my first pike of the season - but unfortunately she spat the lure during a spectacular tail walk.
We fished hard for 32 hours - but it was almost a relief when we called it quits and headed back to London. Great company, and a rare away day this season but conditions were tough (and cold) - but we'll do better next time. Until next time. Next time? Guys??