It was another hot day in the sun but this time with a stiff breeze to keep the edge off.
With a just a few of us today we decided to fish down the dam bank as the pegs are all pretty good. It was Peg 20 for me today - it has a lovely looking bed of lilies but the carp know exactly where to go if you hook them a bit too close to it. I decided to try and fish away from the lilies if I could given the nightmare Mark had on our last match at Beggar's.
I managed an ice breaking carp after about 30 mins on the feeder and from them on it was a steady day. There were no sudden flurries of fish but there were enough liners to let me know a few were in the area. I gave the pellet waggler a try every now and again but it was just a bit too windy to get decent presentation although I am sure I kept seeing the odd dark shape hovering around where I was feeding some 8mms. With swapping between bomb and pellet and a method feeder I ended up with 11 carp with not too many lost - yes 1 did get into the lilies. I could hear Tony on peg 19 was not having a great day with fish coming off - the air was getting bluer by the minute.
I ended up with 69lbs 8oz just pipping Fred who had 67lbs - and that was 7 fish. Mark also had a couple of 4lb bream.
Today's photo has Phil taking a catch shot for Fred with Tony in the middle.