Compromise. A tricky concept: The best of both worlds or falling between two stools? I persuaded my partner to take a detour from the road to our week in Pembrokeshire, to allow me to fish the River Wye. “No more than two hours” I promised. COVID-19 restrictions had severely impacted my fishing travels this year; this way I thought I could finally catch a brown trout without making a dedicated trip.

I’d selected a beat – Gromain & Upper Llanstephan – which I was familiar with, to avoid wasting time finding my way around. However, it is a huge expanse of water. To cut a long story short – I blanked. Maybe I spent more time with my eye on my watch than on the end of my leader. Compromised indeed.