As seems normal on our visits to this lake, we were in for a windy day with the effects of the tail end of storm Brian still being felt.
This time we would all be on the spit with other club bookings having the outside banks of the lake, we had 15 attendees.
I drew 41 which is a few pegs onto the spit on the right side, which meant I would have a left to right cross wind. Between the gusts the wind did not seem to be too bad so I decided to feed for skimmers at 13m,
I fed a line to the left with 4 balls of groundbait containing 2mm pellets and 1 ball of the same a little to the right. I also set up a carp rig for left and right at the bottom of the shelf where I fed pellets and corn.
I started catching little skimmers almost straight away on the right line and this continued steadily for an hour or so before it started to slow so in went a little ball of feed. Now I had a look on the left line and although I could get bites there it was nowhere near as good as the negatively fed right line so after 15 minutes I went back on the right line.
This pattern continued all the way through the match with a couple of short spells on the bomb at around 20m where I had been catapulting a few 8mm pellets producing nothing and a few looks over the short lines also producing nothing.
Half way through the match I plumbed up at 6m, it was only 3 inches shallower than 13m so I thought it would be a good idea to feed here the same way as the 13m right swim, perhaps I could catch some skimmers a bit quicker and with less of a struggle holding the pole but when I tried fishing this line a couple of times I could not get a bite so had to persevere at 13m.
Although it had been hard work fishing at 13m most of the day and at times impossible when the wind was gusting, I think I did fairly well putting 14lb 6oz on the scales. This was good enough for 4th on the day, being ounced out for 3rd.
The Club report and full results can be seen HERE