The fishing so far this season has been difficult. Not because of the lack of decent fish but because of people making things awkward. A big stretch of my favourite part of The Trent and some big gravel pits have been taken over by another angling club and the price of the permit has shot up from £16 to £100 so I won't be fishing those parts this year which is a shame because I had spent time getting to know the waters, the depths, snags, fishy areas etc, also there's an industrial area next to another part of The Trent where I've been parking my car for over 20 years now it has suddenly got notices up on every lamp post with threats of wheel clamping and towing! New signs have also gone up on another area of The Trent which used to be day ticket and is now members only and gate locks changed, so I need to explore some new areas, which might not be a bad thing.
Anyway enough of the moaning, I was finally out today for the first time in ages and had three lively pike including a really ugly fish with a duck-billed mouth!