Hi to all, the Weds club fished its match at Hall Farm club lake. We picked a good dry day for a change although it was cold on the edge of the wind. I drew peg 8 - not too bad and has its moments. I made my mind up to fish two pole swims: one in the margin; and the other in front of me at 14ft deep - power top and 4th and half the 5th joint. Started off on feeder with double reds and maggot feeder and sat on this most of the morning with no bites not even a line bite. Then on to my pole lines - this was the same story so back to the feeder with a couple of alterations and got my first carp about 6lb. Happy now I had not blanked but didn't get another bite until2 ish. When Peter came for a walk round the tip slowly moved back - I slowly tightened up struck for another carp. Getting close to packing up time so started to put a few things away in readiness for weighing in when the tip flew round. It was a panic reaction and I hit it too hard and snapped my hooklength. I weighed in with 12lbs 7oz
1st Steve Foster with 22lbs 10oz, 2nd John Carter with 16lbs 6oz, 3rd Fred Hunt with 15lbs 12oz and 4th Tony Cruci with 15lbs 3oz. Only one blank today and he was still in hols mode.