Peg 5 on Horseshoe Lake wouldn't be my first choice of pegs, so decide to fish pellet feeder to begin with and ping pellets on the pole line and fish down the edge with maggots. Simple approach.
The match started and chucked a pellet feeder tight to island with fishery pellets (2mm) and lasso 6mm. Had 5 carp on this in the first hour and rumour has it, that the lake is fishing hard, so reasonably pleased with the start. Jon Walker was doing the best on peg 11 with long pole.
My second hour on the pole was slow, disppointing, and decided to put worms in, as Scott was catching well on worms next to me on peg 3 and Phil was struggling on peg 7. So decided to try and catch big skimmers, which was alright. Edges was devoid, as the edge was only a top kit long, which proved costly as a lot anglers caught well done their edges in last 40 mintues and where I've struggled to catch any carp, only a few skimmers.
Still had a nice days fishing, enjoyed it, and surprised to make the frame..... Just.
Well done to Jon Walker on winning the match with 147lb and 99lb second.