So this afternoon saw me continuing in my attempts to catch one of those ever so elusive Irwell barbel.
As I only had a few hours free this afternoon I decided to fish new swim a bit nearer to home. There is a deep pot of a swim behind the old Chloride Battery works which I've been meaning to fish for years now, and this was where tackled up just after three.
The wildlife was amazing - Kingfishers, wagtails, a buzzard and a fox. I didnt see a human being all afternoon.
The fishing was terrible - not even a twitch on the tip.
Lets see what happens next Sunday.