It was a right miserable day raining pretty consistently all the way up so was prepared for a bit of a soaking.
Got to the cafe and seen that my fellow countrymen John Harvey and Lee Edwards had the same idea so a sausage and bacon sandwich later and a chat and we were off to draw.
I drew front deans peg 14 which a few were fancying at the start as it was an end peg with a decent edge line to fish too and a bit of room to boot.
My tactics for Woodlands today was the trusty 2+2 line, long pole line and an edge line. I did set up a waggler but wasnt sure if it was the right day for it.
Anyway on kick off I cupped in a pot full of the fishery feed pellets on the 2+2 line and started on that. I had a bite pretty instantly which was a couple of decent skimmers, then then after frequent feeding the first carp was in the net.
Disaster then struck, I hooked another carp, which was a decent fish and after a few minutes playing it up popped a big double figure fish. I had made a schoolboy error though, my landing net was too small and after a couple of scoops and wiggling trying to fit it in, the hook pulled and the fish around 15lb or so went home!
My match after this went pear shaped and I proceeded to lose several other fish, not to the landing net though which by then had been changed.
I weighed in a measly 36lb for no where and a deservedly no where at that!
Lee Edwards won the match with 165lb off peg four so the money did end up going back to Wales....just not in my car.
It was a tough day at the office, and reflecting on it on the journey home didnt help but by the time I had had my food and a beer everything was ok again!
Only one photo taken today as it was raining all through so the phone stayed in the car!