Ever the optimist, I took another trip to Entwistle, I needn't have bothered.
The snow began to fall as I climbed away from Bolton town centre, great! Then, as the wind picked up it decided to 'fall' horizontally, double great!
Pulling into the car park at 'Enty" the omens weren't good
The walkers, ramblers, dog-walkers etc. were all dressed for the Arctic. Even the dogs were sporting this seasons latest hot numbers, in quilted overcoats.
I only needed a quick look to see 3 foot waves, white horses and not another angler in sight. So, back to the motor for Plan B.
I ended up at Curley's, a commercial trout fishery in Horwich, Bolton.
They have a cafe and a tackle shop on site, lovely. After a quick cup of coffee and a chat with Steve, I bought a ticket and got stuck in, despite the snow and the wind chill.
Anyway, a few hours later I'd had a few missed bites and one Rainbow, around a pound and a half. It was freezing day, and I'd not done much, but, I'll be back!