Round 5 and we were back on Brick Lake again. The weather was not as kind and a stiff breeze was pushing the water up to the northern end of the lake. Lordy drew peg 11- an end peg and was told immediately that when it came to drawing he was a veritable Picasso! The windy conditions meant that he decided to set up a small cage feeder and a 1g Drennan Carp 5 pole rig with a 14 hook to 5lb line.
He gave the feeder half an hour and unusually got absolutely no indication whatsoever. Having fed caster and worm at 5.5m he put out the pole rig with a whole worm. It was not long before he was struggling with a good sized eel which gave him all sorts of fun getting it into the landing net. It was the first of three eels during the day. He then switched to the head of a worm and very shortly hooked his first carp of the day. He also tried 6mm Dynamite pro expanders and managed another carp and a lot of "shag under" bites which he missed altogether. It was the worm head however that did the business and he caught another 6 carp, the biggest being 15lb 11oz to finish with 75lb 15oz and first place.
Apparently only Matt Taynton - a customer of Fish & Field - can catch Lordy now so the final match on 22nd November on Tile lake should be a good'un.