Yesterday was a lesson in how you never know how things are going to turn out. After only realising at the weekend that my daughters passport was out of date and us travelling abroad very soon ( I know I know such things shouldnt happen but its a long story) . Anyway I had to reschedule my already very busy works diary around when I could get an appointment at the Durham passport office to get a 4hr passport turnaround. I really wasnt a happy chap knowing that my day was ruined and that I would be hanging around Durham for at least 4 hours.
But then the penny dropped and I remembered that I had this spring paid to join a small angling club up that way with fishing on the river leven. The leven was where I caught my very first trout on a fly way back in the 1970s and havent fished it since . It was an itch that needed scratching . It would be about 30minutes to drive from Durham to the river and I reckoned I could easy squeeze in a few hours fishing. Id heard the stream had grayling.