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Bob Nudd

Steve and Louis Worton Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

August 11th 2014

fantastic catch Steve

fantastic catch Steve

Steve had booked his dad Louis and himself for a Masterclass Day. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them both to use keepnets.

Louis with his first fish

Louis with his first fish

 

It was a cool morning with a strong southerly wind, the UK was suffering from the tail end of a hurricane. I decided the Cedar lake would be a good choice.

Steve with his first fish

Steve with his first fish

The stormy conditions did not upset the fish. Both anglers started on the pole in the deep margins, loose feeding with 4 and 6mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook. It was action right from the start and never stopped as each of them were catching a succession of quality carp and barbel.

two mirror carp both over 10lbs

two mirror carp both over 10lbs

With their net limit of 50lbs reached by 2pm they were returning fish as they caught them and I guess when we packed away just after 4pm that Louis had caught about 130lbs and Steve around 170lbs.

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 this must be a big fish

this must be a big fish

 a 4lb common carp

a 4lb common carp

 a 3lb barbel in perfect condition

a 3lb barbel in perfect condition

 a 3lb barbel

a 3lb barbel

 a double figure mirror carp

a double figure mirror carp

 biggest barbel of the day

biggest barbel of the day

brilliant catch Louis

brilliant catch Louis

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