On Sunday, to ease myself back into it, after feeling pretty rough for a couple weeks, I decided to hit the club's little lake at Syston, in the afternoon/evening, for a few hours. Very pretty but not much action apparent when I arrived, although there was quite a breeze. I took out a punt and anchored off the island, then took a fewof drifts down the lake. I tried trad wets, lures, and nymphs to little avail, in fact I only saw 1 fish, jump or rise, all the time I was there.
The wildlife on, and around, the lake always makes it agreeable, I was in the pleasant company of swans, moorhens, coots, mallards, white ducks, even a family of Grebe (see very poor photo below!). Also saw a dead fox on a small beach!