With several days of rain forecast, you could be forgiven for asking what's happening to our weather and what it's going to do to our fishing for the remainder of the river season.
First there was the unseasonal cold snap - perhaps not so much unseasonal as it is *technically* winter, just a bit colder than normal.
After a couple of weeks of this, parts of the UK have this weekend experienced a third of a month's rainfall 12 hours.
"And the miserable conditions are due to continue over the next few days," reports the Daily Mail.
Many hoped slightly milder weather might bring the pike back on the feed and there were encouraging signs on one or two waters last week.
A few more weeks of crap weather and the fat lady's going to be singing for this season on the rivers. Best make sure those waterproofs are, um, waterproof then.