- Jul 13, 2014
Are you familiar with the " 5 Mile House" on the Witham barbelcatcher? The train used to stop there which was handy for us kids from South yorks without transport ( early 1960s )I can remember going fishing on the Witham with normal clothes and everytime you bent down your shirt exposed half your back. It was that cold we had to dip the rod in the water to free the line from the rings, which instantly froze as soon as you cast out. I would be 20'ish.
I'm afarid now, at 70+ I wouldn't venture out in anything below 7C unless I had thermals on, neck warmer and hat and a good flask of tea. Fish when the air temp was below 0C - no way now!!