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Bob Nudd

Liam Scott Masterclass Day Westwood Lakes

13. April 2014

brilliant catch Liam

brilliant catch Liam

This was a special Christmas present from Liam’s mum Sharon. His fishing friend Jack had also come along for the day.

Liam with his first fish

Liam with his first fish

The wonderful Westwood lakes near Boston in Lincolnshire was the chosen venue. The fishery had kindly reserved 2 pegs on Kestrel lake and also allowed them to use keepnets for the catch shots.

Jack's first fish

Jack’s first fish

It was a bright sunny morning with a cool westerly wind. The temperature had dropped to almost 0c overnight so I expected it might be a slow start.

a good fish swirls on the surface

a good fish swirls on the surface

Liam started on the pole at 10mts, cupping in a mixture of soaked 2mm carp pellets and red maggots, loose feeding over the top with 2 red maggots on the hook. Jack adopted a similar approach. It took about 15 minutes for the first bite and Liam slipped his net under a 12ozs ide. After a slow first hour they both had 3 ide each and then Jack hooked into a big fish which turned out to be a 5lb common. Liam then had a good run of ide. Jack switched to the method feeder and hooked into carp very quickly. Liam also switched to the method feeder with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook and also started to catch carp, but still kept feeding the pole line. Switching between pole and feeder kept the fish coming all afternoon.

 

a beautiful ide over 2lbs

a beautiful ide over 2lbs

 

We took the catch shots and returned the fish at about 4pm. I guess Liam had just over 50lbs and Jack about 35lbs.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

almost in the net

almost in the net

a 4lb common in perfect condition

a 4lb common in perfect condition

a 5lb common carp in perfect condition

a 5lb common carp in perfect condition

a switch to the feeder brought instant results

a switch to the feeder brought instant results

the carp fight hard here

the carp fight hard here

a 4lb mirror carp

a 4lb mirror carp

a 3lb barbel on the feeder

a 3lb barbel on the feeder

great catch Jack

great catch Jack

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