Arrived in the rain about half 2, I carried a little more gear than normal - with my brolly and comfy chair I felt as though I was camping! Threw in some corn and a scattering of pellets and then set up a couple of rods - the ledger for later on and the match rod to run a stick through and try for some of the chub that always elude me. Been a long time since I trotted so was striking at the bottom until I calmed down a little. Double corn on a size 12, 6lb line straight through and then - wham - rod bent in half... I hope that's a chub I thought, nope it's a barbel, cracking fight on and just goes to show what the Daiwa Lightening Coil from 80s can help you land! After that - nothing, oh apart from some heavy rain. Still, I left smiling.