The hot form pegs we all wanted to draw were 19 and 20, I was next to last to draw and all the favoured pegs had gone with venue expert Josh drawing 20. I pulled out peg 4 and suspected it would be tough going to put a weight together.
The peg looks nice enough with the end of some reeds to cast to on the far bank and enough open water to go at too.
The plan of attack was to ball in groundbait at around 14-15m for later, feed 8mm pellets about half way across and a hybrid feeder to the far bank reeds.
The water level is low at the moment so most of us had to put our boxes in the water, not long after starting the match some rain arrived which was not very welcome but after a couple of downpours the sun came out.
In the first hour I had two pull rounds but they must have not been hooked properly as they both came off near the net, the next hour I managed to put two carp in the net then nothing for a long time.
With 90 minutes to go I started catching a few and was up to eight with 30 minutes remaining but no more bites after that. A couple more in that last 30 minutes would have pushed me right up to 3rd in the match, my eight carp went 46lb 15oz on the scales which was 7th on the day.
Rig of the day was a 42g Guru X-Safe Hybrid feeder, 0.20 hooklength to a Guru QM1 size 12. I had a couple on a hard pellet and the rest on a small wafter bait.
Well done to Josh showing how it's done with 175lb.
Here are the full results: