I had been drawn on peg 2 and it was immediately announced that it was a hot peg for Bream , no pressure then !
My target area was to fish 10 metres towards the left tree and also at 13metres. Also the same towards the back of the boat.
The day started quite well with a splattering of Rudd and Roach intercepting the baits so i was kept busy. I tried bulking my shot close to the hook but it did not alter the pattern of catching . The times when it was quiet i expected there were larger shapes in the water.
After an hour i had my first decent skimmer about 14oz then i lost a big fish on the strike then i lost a battling Tench but later suspected it was a small carp.
Peg 5 bagged up with 4 good Bream so i had to catch up and continued to batter the small Rudd for a weight builder. It was only in the last hour that i took 4 good skimmers to stand a chance of catching up. In the end the lost fish cost me as i finished 2nd with 8-13 to the winners 10-6.
Busy day for the browning man with just on 5lb.
Peg 5 winner
Last match in the series takes place next Sunday and its hoped the fish have finished breeding and the winds have stopped and its less cold !