I was first to be drawn for and out came peg 17, from what I had read/heard this was not the area to be in really as the middle area is favoured. When I got round to my peg I found myself hemmed in in a corner so no feeder/waggler chuck.
With no rods coming out I settled on a 13m line and an 8m line along with a margin next to the reeds just past the end of my keepnet.
The swim was very shallow all the way out to 7m which is why I went for 8m for the short pole line, this was fed with corn, on the 13m line I fed 4 and 6mm pellets with a little corn. The margin would be micros and corn.
After feeding the 2 pole lines I strted at 8m with corn hook bait, this only produced a couple of 6oz carp then no bites so out to 13m with hard pellet in a band. The 13m line gave me a steady run of various size carp from 6oz to 3lb but it was hard going.
With an hour and a half to go I started feeding the margin and was soon fishing this spot with double corn on the hook which produced a decent run of fish for an hour and they were better average size with a couple of 5lbers in amongst the smaller ones.
I estimated about 60lb which I knew would not trouble the top 3 or 4 as the pegs along the middle area had caught well on the feeder.
Our set of scales started at peg 10 and came round to me on 17, for once I was good with my estimation as the scales read exactly 60lb in total which was top weight for pegs 10 to 17.
This put me 7th of the 20 fishing.
I was pipped by 5lb for the section by Neil on peg 18 but 18,19 and 20 were at the other end of the lake.
A nice little fishery with plenty of fish but not silly amounts which is how it should be.