A cold wind was blowing towards our bank and the temperature was only in single figures.
I drew the opposite end of the lake to where I had my success two weeks previous so probably fishing for second and not in a good area to do that on recent form.
Our match time today was 10am til 4pm, at the start I fed a short feeder line at around 18m with 5 balls of groundbait, a pole line with groundbait and maggots to my right and started pinging 8mm pellets out in open water at about 30m. I started fishing a hybrid feeder further out.
After 4.5 hours trying different lines and methods I had not had a bite and it was the same for several others. At 2.40 I had a decent carp on the hybrid feeder fishing it where I had been feeding the 8mm pellets and between 3 and 3.40 I had another 3 carp from the same line, no bites in the last 20 minutes.
As expected peg 3 at the other end had produced the winner with 81lb of carp, my 4 carp went 24lb 8oz which to my surprise was enough for 2nd in the match with several people not having a bite all match, bring on the warmer weather!