This lake has no carp so the main target species were Roach, Skimmers and Barbel and maybe a few Crucians.
I drew peg 17 which meant nothing to any of us as this was a new lake to most of us.
I found the deepest part of the open water at 12m so plumbed in front and to the left at this distance, then a line at 5m which was the same depth too. We were a bit short on time to set up so I put a couple of the new Preston F1 Slim floats into action, one was a 4x12 Maggot for the 12m lines and a 4x12 Fine for the 5m line as I was hoping to target the Roach there.
I started by potting in some micros on the two 12m spots, adding some maggots to the one in front then some hemp and maggots at 5m.
Starting on the 5m line to hopefully let some fish settle over the pellets it was a very slow start with nothing in the first 50 minutes by which time I was fishing at 12m.
A few skimmers showed up then I hooked something which tore off to the left twice before coming to the net, a great bonus Barbel of 3-4 pounds.
After this I caught skimmers and a couple of little Barbel by rotating the lines, mostly caught on maggot but had a couple of better skimmers on 4mm expander.
I ended up with 3 Barbel, 2 Roach and 21 Skimmers, these gave me a weight of 23lb 14oz which was enough for the win.
Full results can be seen HERE.