That was hard going, only got two from zone 5 in the morning session and two from the boat in the afternoon. Nowhere near the big numbers getting caught last year.
Almost the same weather pattern too, with the best of the weather in the morning blowing up a bit in the afternoon.
I also fished the final and the fishing was completely different from last year. I was lucky enough to draw Toft section both years. Last year I had fantastic sport on buzzers in my morning session. This year the water was much cloudier and the fish weren’t in close in any numbers. I didn’t have a touch on buzzers and managed 1 pulling lures and dropping 2.
However, I really enjoyed the day and everyone involved in the competition were really helpful and friendly.
Thd vagaries of fishjng. Based on last year I expected a bonnza in Toft, didn't happen though and last yeaf wd had 11 to the boat in the afternoon, this year 3.
My mate fished ig too last year 6 bank , 1 boat, this year a double blank and not like him. Not sure if it was pressure change in the weather but it certainly challenged us.