Back to manor farm for the second time this weekend.
Windmill and ash pools in.
I felt you needed to be on ash pool to win so was hoping to draw on there.
Hand in the draw bag - peg 29 windmill.
Not a very good area really as its in the middle of the lake and its deep here, I felt on windmill you needed to draw down the shallow end.
Windmill is a pole dominated lake so didn't bother with rods.
Had enough time to kit up 5 rigs.
3 rigs were at 13m plumbed up on the same line - consisting of -
0.15 spider line - to an 0.11 hook length, size 18 B911 to a bait band.
1 rig was just there for chasing fish if I needed to plumb up new lines.
final rig was an edge rig, At 5m to my right I had 4 1/2ft of water so fancied catching down there.
At the all in I picked up my pellet rig at 13m and shipped out my Colmic Airon F33 and rattled in 20 4mm pellets hoping for a quick response.
20 minutes passed without a bite after repeating the feeding process every 5 minutes. Minutes later the float slid under and connected to my first fish. A very welcome 2lb F1.
Stayed on this line for the next 2 hours and managed to tick over nicely putting 13 f1s in the net.
I felt I was doing ok as hadn't seen anyone catch yet!
As expected this line soon dried up and found myself plumbing up a new line to my right in the shallowest part of my peg incase the fish wanted to be here. By shallower I mean it's 6" shallower than my other line.
Quick look on this saw me have a few more F1s and some Chunky skimmers.
Mean time I already fed my edge line and was keen to have a look on it.
Lowered my rig in and clunk!
3lb F1 safely in the net, back on this couldn't get a bite!
By now I had around 16 F1s,
So back out on my original 13m line for a good last hour (hopefully) the next 20 minutes saw me not have a bite! And couldn't catch down the edge!
Finally I had a nice run of 3 fish to end the match on 19 F1s.
As the scales came round. My fish went 50-12-0.
And 55-0-0 winning the lake! So I was second on the lake.
In hindsight I think not catching any bonus fish (carp) have let me down a little but onwards and upwards!
Roll on next weekend!