That was the problem , mid spring on the east coast fens was a very chilly time. I heard tell that the whole of the marshes and fens are a conservation area now ....probably for the best !
Got my eye on the river Clywedog near Wrexham not sure which stretches are public though? Best sort a licence and give it a whirl5 mile lockdown restrictions in Wales being lifted from Monday which means I can venture further.
Downside is all my gear is in storage as I'm moving house on Monday.
Upside, one of my clubs rivers is opposite our new house and a 2 minute drive ( 5 minute cycle if I'm travelling light) to the car park.