I drew peg 22 which is a decent area and the shortest walk from the car park!
The forecast was for strong winds and light rain until around 11am at which time the winds were forecast to drop significally. With this in mind I put in a few balls og groundbait with 2mm pellets and a few casters on the 13m pole line for later and started on the feeder.
Casting a bomb out before the start to clip up I foul hooked a decent skimmer so I was thinking there might be a few in front of me, on the whistle I went straight out fishing rather than putting in several feeders full first.
Not quite as quick a start as I thought it may be but after 10-15 minutes my first skimmer was in the net and over the first half of the match I caught steadily with a couple of good size Bream in amongst them, I caught all these on double dead maggot with a 2ft hooklength of 0.12 to a 16 hook.
The second half unfortunately was not good for me, the fish seemed to have moved off. I did catch a few more skimmers including 2 in the last 30 minutes on a method feeder and wafter bait.
The wind did not really drop tthat much until the last hour, I did try the pole a few times but only managed 2 small Roach on this.
My catch totalled 14lb 11oz which was second in the section and joint 3rd on the day.
Well done to Simon who walked it with 30lb.
In hindsight I should have fed a short pole line too for somewhere to try when the feeder line died.
Here are the full results...