Now this may sound like a pathetic excuse but I was going to do some gardening today, Tuesday, but it was all rainy and wet and gloomy and you know how soil sticks and makes a mess so, obviously, I decided to head east again to the river.
The logic seemed fine to me by the way and I'd done some lino-printing in the morning so it was with an almost clear conscience that I got my gear sorted out.
Seven lovely perch ranging from about a pound to one beauty of over two and a half pounds came to the net plus a good half dozen around the ten to twelve ounce mark too.
Four pike were caught as well. The biggest was on the last cast with the very last bait and weighed just 22lb 10oz on the Avon Scales.
Time for a beer and a toast to the river gods I think.