Above is a photo of the Dee frozen in the town stretch. A sight not seen for a long time. I have put some shifts in over the winter in extreme cold. I know talking to fellow Pikers up and down the country the piking has been very inconsistent and at times people's favourite venues have been frozen. On a positive note; although the temperatures have been low the lack of rain has seen the rivers in fine condition for prolongued periods. Possibly too low at times towards the end of the season. Us fishermen can always find something to moan about and excuse the lack of runs..................Looking forward to next season already!
Photos courtesy of Chester Predator Ace Wes Ballentyne.