A cold start to the day but as long as your bait’s in the water…

I can’t recall the last time I couldn’t feel my fingers when fishing, well this morning I remembered what it’s like.

It was always going to be a challenge but I’m a great believer that as long as your bait’s in the water you have a chance.

The perch took the lure a few feet from the bank and within seconds I had it in the net.

Not a massive fish but, in the circumstances, I was more than happy with it.

It’s a fine line sometimes but it’s always good when you’re just on the right side of it.