I managed to get out for a few hours this morning at my local hemlington lake. Before the sun came up, it was bitterly cold and when it did start to warm, the wind picked up and hit me straight in the face. This wasn't ideal, it's a shallow lake and i knew the fish wouldn't bite much. I found myself fishing lighter and lighter until i ended up with single maggot on a size 22 hook and a 1lb hooklength. Ony then could i tempt a fish, a very small roach.
Dissappointing really; and all i could think about was the rivers! Can't wait to get among the barbel, chub & pike.