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Bob Nudd

John King Masterclass Day Westwood Lakes

16. April 2014

John with his first fish

John with his first fish

This was a special 80th birthday present from John’s wife Dawn. His son Steve had also come along for today. The wonderful Westwood Lakes near Boston in Lincolnshire was the chosen venue.

Steve's first fish was a 1lb ide

Steve’s first fish was a 1lb ide

It was a bright sunny morning but there had been an overnight frost. John came out with me last year on the same date, which is his actual birthday. Then he fished on Kestrel lake and caught some big barbel on the waggler. This year he wanted to fish on Skylark lake.

some serious elastic stretching

some serious elastic stretching

Pole was the chosen method, loose feeding red maggots with a single red maggot on the hook. John started catching quickly and soon carp, bream and barbel were coming to the net. A constant flow of maggots kept the fish feeding throughout the day. Steve meanwhile had opted for the waggler. He also was catching quite well, but not as quick as his dad.

biggest bream of the day

biggest bream of the day

I left them still fishing at about 4pm. I guess John had caught close to 60lbs and Steve about 35lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 

the bream were feeding today

the bream were feeding today

 

this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

 

a beautiful 8lb common carp

a beautiful 8lb common carp

 

a 3lb barbel

a 3lb barbel

 

Steve with a 2lb bream

Steve with a 2lb bream

 

a rare 2lb chub

a rare 2lb chub

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