Arrival time: 10.00
Weather: Sunny and cold with a very fresh wind.
Tackle: 12' Korum Multi-feeder, open-ended feeder, 6lb line, 8 hook.
Baits: Cheese paste.
Today had promise, the weather being particularly inspiring after all the rain we've had recently, although it was cold. The water level was also good and it wasn't too coloured. But despite all the favourable indicators the fish were proving to be elusive.
I started on the mill stream and didn't get a bite in what is quite a reliable swim. Not a touch. I stuck it for about 45 minutes and then moved to the head of the stream. I met another angler who had been fishing the weir pool, catching only gudgeon. The omens weren't good.
At the head of the stream I at least had some bites, but I suspect that these were smaller fish wrestling with my fairly large chunk of cheese paste. I certainly couldn't hook any.