A roach fishing trip with James, six hours and no roach. The Roach-Man couldn't catch one either - they just weren't feeding - so I don't feel too bad! Two barbel and three OOS trout found the net though - not the target but great fun on the stick 'n' pin and light line.
So a morning mission to find the shoal of big chub - found them! And bagged this beatiful 5lb 8oz fish on the first cast. They'll disappear now - but I'll find them again. A wander about and I added five barbel to 7lb 3oz - great stuff. Happy New Year - tight lines for 2023!