This is one of the favourite lakes on the complex as its the most mature with lots of features to fish too and a mixed sticking of silvers and big carp.
I was on peg 19 which was over in the corner by the roadside and I faniced it for a few fish.
It was a misty start to the day but the forecast was for it to clear up to bright blue skys...which it did.
The fishing started off a bit slow as it was a cold morning and the site was having some road improvement work done which probably didnt help on the day.
I had planned a three line attack, a waggler at mid depth, pole short and a line for down the edge for the last hour.
As the match progressed it wasn't actually until the last hour until the fish switched on, having primed up a line 11m to my left with corn and the fishery pellets. When I went down there it was instant and they were literally waiting to be caught.
It was as if however there where a few too many there and frustratingly lost around 5 fish that were foul hooked.
I ended up in 3rd place but literally needed another 30mins of the match and I was confident I could have taken top spot again.
In hindsight I should have tried the edge line earlier in the day, but thats fishing and another nice day at Woodlands none the less.
The results were:
1 P Shergold Bilston Angling A15 42-02 lbs
2 J May JNR Bilston Angling A17 32-05 lbs
3 I Swanson Browning A19 30-08 lbs
4 R Barnfield Woodlands A22 28-08 lbs...