I arrived on the river at 3.10pm today, five minutes earlier I'd screamed "Yesssss" at some traffic lights as Steven Pienaar slotted against Chelsea and feeling lucky I decided to try some new swims. Conditions looked ok and the colour was good, so despite the cold I was confident. I had a ball of cheese paste for hook bait and some mashed bread. To start with I dropped a bait in a few typical feature swims without any hint of a bite. Then at 4.15pm I decided to go with my recent tactic of fishing an open water swim, feeding bread and waiting for the fish. Sadly none turned up.
I did however cook a dead nice tea.