As per last year we finished the league with a visit to the Road Lake at Puddledock and as last year the far end would be a good draw, I drew peg 26 which is one more peg away from that end than last year!
I fed simarly to the previous year as it had worked quite well, some groundbait with pinkies at 11m and loose fed caster at 4m hoping for some good silvers action.
I also started loose feeding a few grains of corn about 3m from the far bank an hour into the match, I had a waggler rod set up for here but would need the wind to ease up to be able to use this.
I started on bomb and popped up bread to the far bank and after 20 minutes I caught a very lightly hooked F1, this was the only fish I managed on the bomb despite trying different baits and areas towards the island including over the corn loose feed.
After 90 minutes I tried the pole at 11m but no bites and the same at 4m!
With an hour to go the wind did finally ease a bit so out went the waggler and I was very happy to catch a few carp and an F1 in the next 45 minutes until the wind got up again so no further bites in the last 15 minutes.
There were some very good weights of carp and F1s down the far end including a few bigguns.
My 5 carp and 2 F1s went 20lb 3oz on the scales which gave me a section win and 8th in the match.
This was enough to ensure I retained the Championship title for another year.
The club match report and full results can be seen HERE.