I drew peg 4 which according to the more local competitors was a decent area. I set up a 13ft feeder rod and plumbed up a pole line at 11m and another at 13.5m.
My idea was to feed several balls of groundbait with micros mixed in at the start on the 11m line and just a few pellets at 13.5m in case the bream shied away from the heavily baited area. I had Andy next to me on peg 3 who is a year round regular at the venue so I was keeping an eye on him for sure.
I started on the feeder with hair rigged corn. Andy started on the tea bag a little further out than me, after 30 minutes or so I had not had a bite and Andy had had 4 or 5 good bream so I quickly switched to bomb and tea bag with hair rigged pellet and chucked it a few metres further than where I had fished the feeder. After another 30 minutes I'd had 3 nice bream.
Half way through the match some were catching on the pole further up the bank, and bites on the bomb had slowed down, Andy went on the pole and got one so I gave it a go too. I started over the groundbait area with a 4mm expander, after a short time I had a liner then a bite. I now decided to try a 6mm expander, this got me a run of 5 or 6 good size bream and I thought maybe I would have a chance of catching up with Andy who was still a few fish ahead of me. Suddenly I couldn't buy a bite so tried the longer line but nothing there either, it had gone very quiet for Andy too so we both went back out on the bomb which gave occasional fish. Andy had a good run of fish in the last 40 minutes or so of the match on the pole but when I tried the pole nothing happened so I stuck to the bomb to at least get the occasional fish.
It had been a nice day with more fish than my previous visit and of a bigger average size too. Josh was on Peg 1 which was also the golden peg but he had not had much success today, peg 2 had 43lb and Andy weighed in a very good 94lb, my 15 or so fish went 51lb which was second in section to Andy (match winner) and I was 4th overall.