I thought I was in for a corking session when on only my second cast the line darted forward and after a brief struggle the lady below was soon in the net. This fish took one of my hares ear shrimps with an orange hotspot. However, this turned out to be the only success of the session the angling being particularly tough. As ever it was only a brief visit as the water chilled me to the bone, I was fishing less than two hours.
Another angler soon arrived on the Norbury bank and went up to fish up above the fast section. He had some limited success and mentioned the dreaded comorant having shooed some off earlier in the day. Apparently they have been making a beeline for the rivers whilst the stillwaters are frozen over. Not good news.