Decided on a few hours down Goldsborough last night. To be honest it turned into a bit of a nightmare, but more on that soon. The roads were clear all the way to Lythe and as it hadnt snowed since the weekend I thought that the Goldsborough Road would be clear to, how wrong that presumption turned out to be. As soon as I got on the Goldsborough road I could see it hadnt been gritted. It was just thick compacted snow and Ice. Surprisingly I made it to the car parking spot with little problem. Due to the amount of snow I couldnt get into my usual parking spot so opted for the farmers entrance. The walk to the cliff top was quite a difficult one. In places the snow was about 3 feet deep. The trek down was quite eventful too. The ropes were frozen solid and could have been used to do the Indian rope trick. Thankfully the ground underfoot was solid and I made it down with no problem. First stop was Sharks tooth. One cast resulted in a big fat nothing so I moved in closer to the main gully. Again nothing on the first cast. Second cast I missed a bite. By this time Im getting cold and cheesed off so I said to myself I would go home if the next cast didnt yield a fish. The first few casts had been on crab, worm and mussel, so the next cast I opted for a nice big lump of thick red cart. Within minutes of being in the water the rod tapped signalling the arrival of a fish, then ever so slowly the rod pulled forward. This was not a svage fast bite you associate with mops, it was one of them that pulls slowly forward but doesnt stop untill the rod was bent double. I quickly wound down on it and the fished pulled away again. Hitting into it I soon realised this would be the best fish of my season so far. The fish thought hard and nodded all the way in. I stayed up high on the rocks and when the fish came to the rocks in front of me it snagged up. Not wanting to loose the fish I quickly moved forward and jumped on a rock near the fish. Next thing, I slipped off the rock and went head first into another rock, bruising all my forehead. Fortunately I never knocked myself out. I was back up on my feet pretty fast. I could see the fish wedged under the rock infront of me, so between waves I jumped down and got it out. A nice fat cod I estimated at the time to be over 9lb but probably not over the 10lb mark. Next cast, on went the cart again. Again the bit was pretty fast and I soon had another fish of about 4-5 pound on the deck. Next cast same again but this time a mop. Things went a bit pair shaped after that and I missed 3 in a row before getting flooded of my mark. So up the cliff path I goes back to the car. Got all the gear in and tried to set off. The car was stuck and wheels just spinning on the impacted ice and snow. I tried for almost 2 hours to get it but just ended up sideways on across the farmers track. Eventually gave it up as a bad job and walked home, arriving back at 3am. Got up at 8am and phoned Mike to come drag me out but unfortunately the lad was on his way down south to collect a dinasaurs head. Just as I came of the phone to Mike the police came to the door. The farmer (Very unhappy) had phoned the police. I explained the situation and asked them to give the farmer my number. I thought if he could pull me off the track in the tractor I would be ok to get home. Then Lawsey rang up and the game keeper from up there had phoned him to try find out whoose car it was. Again I passed on my number but the lad never rang. The car sat there all day. Bowesey gave me the farmers number at teatime and I rang to apologise. He was not best pleased and said someone had blocked him in with a landrover over the weekend too. The farmer said he had moved the car for me and put it at the top of the track. Myself and Mike went back up tonight with the intention of dragging me out but the snow was so bad we decided to leave it untill tomorrow. So we got all the gear out the car and Mike brought me home again. Ive just weighed the biggest fish and it went 8lb 14 tonight so must have been over 9lb yesterday. Fingers crossed I can get the car out tomorrow. This snow is really starting to do my head in now.