33 booked in for this one, it is always a popular match and a good chance to raise some money for charity.
After a nice breakfast in the clubhouse it was time for the draw, a disorderly queue formed and for me out came peg 30, not one I really fancied at this time of year but you never know.
I spoke to Dan who had my peg in a recent midweek match and his news was not good as he only had 3lb that day.
I fed a small ball of groundbait with micros in at 13m in the hope I could catch a few decent skimmers and a larger ball of groundbait with casters and maggots at 6m. Starting on the 6m line with single maggot I was soon catching some small roach and an occasional small skimmer.
I was enjoying the regular bites when after about an hour it suddenly went a bit quiet, a foul hooked carp which came off confirmed my suspicion as to why the small fish had disappeared. Unfortunately this killed the line completely and even after feeding and leaving it a while I could not get any more bites there.
I then struggled for just a few bites until the last 45 minutes of the match when I managed to put some small roach and one crucian in the net by loose feeding maggots at 6m but to my right.
I ended up with 4lb 14oz which was only 19th on the day so no improvement to my league points. Two more matches to go in the league so I really need at least one placing to stay top I think.
After the Christmas match we always have a raffle, the prizes are donated by the attendees and this raised a good amount for the charity.
The club report and full results can be seen HERE.