With the days drawing shorter and the cold snap rapidly coming in the majority of the specimen hunters on the circuit put away all of their gear waiting for the first signs of spring. Unfortunately for me, I’m not one of them. Come sun, rain or even snow I’m on the bank putting in work attempting to catch that ever elusive winter beast.
Year after year this brings up the same old problems on how to stay warm on the bank and this year I feel as though I’m more prepared than usual, I’ve upgraded my sleeping bag, got my thermals out and I’ve even conceded to not wearing my usual bankside attire of shorts (I’d usually wear shorts in the snow!) to allow me to concentrate on nothing else other than the ultimate goal, a winter lump.
This year is especially different as the guys at The London Sock Company have thankfully sorted me out with some of their Wellington socks, obviously in the ultra carpy Forest Green colour.
Having now worn these, with and without welly’s, for a couple of sessions now I can’t begin to describe the difference it’s made to my bank-side warmth and comfort. They are unbelievably soft, warm and are really well made. You won’t catch me on the bank without them now!