Considering the amount of rain recently the river looked perfect, a few inches higher than normal summer levels with just a tinge of colour. Yet another shower had just passed when I arrived giving the opportunity for a pleasant photo with the sun lighting up the bank side vegetation against the dark moody background.
Not a huge amount to report on the fish front, one lost to an inexplicable hook pull and one small Barbel landed. Unhooked in the net and returned with the minimum of fuss. The recent inclement weather had brought the slugs out in force and when I wasn't watching the rod tip I was trying to keep the slugs out of the bait. They just seemed to keep appearing from nowhere, horrible bloody things!