It was a cold and very foggy set off from B/S but thankfully the weather got much better - yes that is the sun in today's photo. A cold start with some ice on the big lake but the small lake we were on was clear.
I was on peg 6 (it was peg 8 when I was on it for the Xmas match) in the middle today and started very carefully on bomb and bread whilst I let the other swims settle after feeding a few maggots. This snared me a couple of early carp and things were looking good - time to try the long pole. John over at the other end then started catching as did a few others so it looked like it could be anyone's today. At the halfway mark John was still catching but thankfully so was I - it was a case of getting 1 carp and then needing to try another swim or a different bait for the next one whilst trying to avoid the small roach. It was good to be getting bites even from the small roach after a biteless afternoon on MBL last weekend. Towards the end of the match a few more fish started coming out with most of us getting a late carp or two. I had a steady day though managing a dozen or so carp for 48lbs and a win.
1st Gary Pickard 48lbs 13oz, 2nd John Todd 31lbs 8oz and 3rd Mark Halverson 19lbs 11oz
Photo today has John in the distance and Phil over on the far side - Mark just sneaking in from the left.