On arrival, it was suggested that the competitors stay on the road shore and fish that side only. It looked fine to begin with but the wind picked up and was coming head-on at times.
I went out with full floater and Cruncher on the bob with a small Yellow Dancer out on the point but the information given to me the day prior proved to be less than accurate, as I could not get an offer on either.
An angler to my right was on a sinking line with what looked like a Black Rabbit and he took two quite quickly. Changing from the floater to a predator line without any real success, I finally opted to go on a fast glass line. Tying on a long leader with a single Hothead Damsel was my last hope of making a dent on the leaders.
I was even contemplating jacking it in at around lunchtime as I was freezing and getting a little demoralised.
After stopping for lunch and a much-needed heat, we started back and my luck began to change. I was not getting as many offers as a lot of the other guys but the ones I got stayed on. By the final whistle I had six fish which was just enough to qualify with. I have to say it was one of the hardest sessions I have been in and my heart goes out to the rest of the guys who took part.