Temperatures had certainly dropped the last couple of days so that may effect the fishing.
I drew peg 28 on the back bank, not really a noted area and no island chuck to try for a few carp.
I fed at 5m with several balls of groundbait with a few dead maggots and a few cubes of meat in it at the start, then chucked a "bomb and T-bag" of pellets towards the left side of the island but only to around 10 metres short of the island.
After a few chucks on the bomb with not a twitch or liner I had a look on the pole line. I knew meat had been producing good results so I had plenty of cubed meat and kindered some in and tried meat on the hook.
It was very slow going with just occasional bites and it took quite a while to get the first bite, I decided to try dead maggots on the hook, this did seem a little better with more regular bites but still having to wait some time for each one.
I put in another ball of groundbait after every couple of decent sized skimmers and decided to cut out the meat completely so just a few dead maggots in each ball. In the last hour or so of our match I started putting groundbait after each fish and steadily put a few more in the net. I caught mainly good sized skimmers with a couple roach and one big perch which came in backwards!
When the scales got to me there had been a 46lb by Simon on peg 11 and the next best so far was Allan with 26lb, I thought I might have 30lb and I was right with a weight of 30lb 8oz recorded, this ended up being just good enough for 3rd on the day.
Here are a few fish from the match