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Bob Nudd

Russel and Jack Timberlake Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

15. April 2014

Jack's first fish a 5lb common carp

Jack’s first fish a 5lb common carp

This was a special present from Russel and his family for his dad Jack. The chosen venue was the wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them to use keepnets.

Russel with his first fish

Russel with his first fish

It was a bright cool morning and there had been an overnight frost. I decided that Elm lake would be a good choice.

4 mm Van Den Eynde carp pellets

4 mm Van Den Eynde carp pellets

Both anglers started in the margins loose feeding with 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets with a 4mm expander pellet on the hook. It took about 5 minutes for Jack to bank the first fish and then it was non stop action as common, mirror, and F1 carp came to the nets. They had no need to change tactics as the fishing was so good.

Jack was using a number 14 hollow elastic

Jack was using a number 14 hollow elastic

We left the bank at about 4pm Jack having reached his net limit of 50lbs in each net and so had caught his first ever 100lbs. Russel also had a brilliant day and finished up with about 90lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

the only barbel of the day

the only barbel of the day

 

Russel hooks into a good fish

Russel hooks into a good fish

 

just in the net

just in the net

 

a 5lb mirror carp

a 5lb mirror carp

 

almost in the net

almost in the net

 

a beautiful 6lb common carp

a beautiful 6lb common carp

 

a big mirror carp in perfect condition

a big mirror carp in perfect condition

 

biggest fish of the day an 8lb mirror carp

biggest fish of the day an 8lb mirror carp

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