It is raining very hard here in Somerset (it’s December 29th 2012). It has been doing so for a couple of days now. The ground was saturated already so this lot has just flooded all the rivers in short order.
There will be no fishing for a while on the Levels for pike and grayling fishers trying their luck on The Exe are doomed to failure as there is just too much water.
Nothing we can do about it obviously, except hope the redds don’t get washed out and that it does actually stop at some point!