The Somerset levels contain many artificially created drains but they are havens for fish and wildlife and are lightly fished for the amount of water on offer.
I fished at the wrong part of the day on each trip, but each venue was stuffed with silver fish (roach, rudd, perch, hybrids, silver bream) and I was happy to see the float dipping regularly.
|River Huntspill - Withy Grove|
|My buddy for each trip|
|One of many rudd|
|King's Sedgemoor Drain - Parchey|
I passed through one of the badly hit villages - Moorland. It was like a ghost town, with portaloos dotted along the streets, builder's vans at lots of properties and sandbags still piled up in various places. The struggle to get back to normal clearly goes on for those hardest hit.
|Hide and seek!|
|An obligatory eel|
|Excuse the quality, but spot the kingfisher!|