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Bob Nudd

Paul Bate Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

14/08/2014

brilliant catch Paul

brilliant catch Paul

This was a special 60th birthday present from Paul’s son Mark, who had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them to use keepnets.

Pauls first fish

Pauls first fish

 

It was a cool summer morning with a moderate southerly wind. I decided that Elm lake would be a good choice.

Mark with his first fish

Mark with his first fish

Paul started in the deep margins, loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a 6mm banded pellet, and hooked into a fish after about 5 minutes. It was steady fishing, which improved once he switched to fishing out at 10 mts. Mark meanwhile was catching a fish every cast fishing in the margins up in the water with an 8mm pellet on a band, and within 2 hours of fishing had reached the 50lb limit on both nets and was returning the fish as he caught them.

a big fish boils on the surface

a big fish boils on the surface

We left the bank at about 4.30 pm Paul having caught close to 100lbs. Mark had used a clicker to record his fish and after 6 hours fishing had recorded a fantastic 290lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 a 4lb mirror carp

a 4lb mirror carp

 a 3lb barbel

a 3lb barbel

 safely in the net

safely in the net

 a beautiful golden koy carp

a beautiful golden koy carp

 brilliant catch Mark

brilliant catch Mark

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