Today I was more confident that we would be able to catch on the pole as on the previous day in the open lots had even caught in the margins. I set up a bomb rod and pole lines at 6 and 13m.
On the whistle I chucked out the bomb and popped up bread, thinking maybe I could nick a couple of bigger carp while all around were still feeding their pole lines. After five minutes without so much as a liner and Lee on peg 6 catching a carp on the 13m line prompted me to quickly reel in the bomb rod and start fishing the pole.
The weather was nowhere near as windy as my previous visit but it was still fairly breezy so I decided not to use a catapult, kinder cupping in some 4mm pellets and a few small expanders I started to catch on the 13m line. Feeding after every 2 or 3 fish seemed to work OK so that's how I continued.
I also fed the margins left and right a few times during the course of the match and fed some pellets on the 6m line each time.
During one slower period I tried the 6m line, caught 2 carp then nothing so back out to 13m.
During the last hour I had a couple of looks down the margins but not for long as there were no signs that the carp had moved in in any numbers.
With 6 or 7 minutes to go I had another go down the margin to my left and managed to catch one carp on dead maggots.
It had been close on fish count all day between myself and Lee on peg 6 which was one of the two golden pegs today and Lee is a regular at Tyler's so I would do well to beat him. Lee weighed in 99 lb and my catch went 121 lbs so although I maybe had 1 or 2 more carp, they were also of a slightly higher average size.
121 lbs was enough for the win with Lee second, well done to Carl who came 3rd from the other golden peg with 94lbs