The weather forecast was not looking good with cold Northerly winds dominating the weather charts and heavy rain again due to dampen spirits and tackle.
We spent the morning in Rotterdam at the European distribution headquarters of Preston Innovations where we had a look at the vast range of Tackle and bait sold by Preston and its sisters companies Korum and Sonubaits. Thanks to Arjan and Ronnie for showing us round and demonstrating the tackle also not forgetting the lashings of coffee.
The drive back to Nijmegen was in torrential rain and the car thermometer was reading 7C more like a winters day than an early summer afternoon. We arrived at the River Waal to a strong downstream wind and driving rain, not what we needed when looking for barbel. We fished for around 5 hours before calling it a night, the sum total being a small bream and a hybrid but no barbel.