I missed the last two club matches, the first due to being at the Stoney and Friends Charity Fish-in at Yateley blanking on The Pads lake and the second due to being on holiday in Cornwall with my wife.
Whilst in Cornwall we did fish from Newlyn harbour wall on a couple of evenings, first evening Wife caught 3 - a Gar, a Mackerel and a small Pollock and for me - nothing! Second evening I managed a Mackerel.
For Club match 7 we were back at Frogmore and the entry was limited to 24 and "sold out". I drew the narrow bit that joins what were two lakes, there is a big overhanging tree on the right and it is about 14-15 metres to the opposite bank. I fished at around 7 metres out in front of me just before the deepest area so I was fishing just on the down slope a little.
I caught a couple of small skimmers and a larger one and 2 carp using expander pellet on the white hydro. I then lost a carp on this and it was taking a long time to land carp so I switched to the stronger black hydro kit and had no further losses. In the second half of the match the rain started but I managed to keep catching a carp now and then on Corn.
I ended up with 10 carp, 3 decent skimmers and the 2 small skimmers for a total of 47lb - 12oz.
This was good enough to win the match as second was "venue expert" Matt on the peg next to me round the corner with 37lb - 10oz.
As Allan writes in that report, I would have had a good run at the venue match record (67lb) if the heavy rain had stayed away.