40 mile round trip on Sat. morning to dig some lugworm, arrived to find the tide almost fully in. I'd looked at the wrong date in the tidal predictions. Back again in the afternoon, murder trying to get worms where the previous week they were o.k. Digging an ebbing tide with the garden fork instead of my old bait fork didn't help matters. I always find the worms easier when the tide is flooding. One good point, found my first peelers of the year, a total of 5, one which was a softie which probably peeled last week. Let them all go as I was going to target plaice on Sunday, and for some reason every plaice that I have caught has fallen for lug. Went to my favourite plaice mark, where we used to catch them in excess of 4lb. long snoods, lots of beads, two rods and not a nibble, sea perhaps a bit too coloured, but that's fishing, will persevere until one of those flatties with the bright red spots is attracted to my baits. All in all a 120 mile car journey and 2 hours on foot all for zilch, roll on the next time. It makes it all the more rewarding when you do catch your target species, especially if it is a whopper. Scenery was good, to my left Heston Island and to my front Balcary hotel and point. High water mark had tons of marine debris, fishing boxes, wood, plastic, almost unbelievable the amount of stuff washed up, talk about leaving the shoreline tidy, you should see this little lot, meant to take a photo of it, but will do so next time.