As the inclement weather persists there has been little opportunity to fish, nor has there been the opportunity to visit Sunbury Antiques Market, Wimbledon Car Boot and Mr Andrews of Arcadia has been off pitch at Spitalfields Market.

What the rain has done is allow me time to search for books I wish to add to my collection and start to research more on rivers of the South West. During the week I managed to find two fishing log books that recorded a couples fishing on the Nadder, Itchen and Broadlands over a 6 year period from the mid 80’s to early 90’s. Over the next few days I will take snippets from these books and refer to them in my blog.

May I apologise for the lack of posts of late but work and the weather is suppressing any fishing activity. However there have been a few lost and founds from the river to report, mostly vintage Abu lures that have found a new lease of life once the hooks have rusted and they have been allowed to run free in the strong currents.

Let’s look forward to the warmer dryer days of spring.