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Bob Nudd

Colin and Steve Wright Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

August 8th 2014

brilliant catch Colin

brilliant catch Colin

This was a special joint Christmas present from Anita for husband Colin and son Steve. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them both to use keepnets.

Colin's first fish

Colin’s first fish

 

It was a warm overcast morning with a light southerly breeze. Heavy showers and storms had been forecast for later in the day. I decided that Elm lake would be a good choice.

Steve with his first fish

Steve with his first fish

Colin loves to fish method feeder and was catching within 5 minutes, casting a flat bed feeder to the middle with a 6mm banded pellet on a hair rig and tipping it with 2 red maggots. He was catching almost every put in. The action never slowed. Steve had a slower start, fishing a pole in the deep margins with a 6mm banded pellet and loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets. Once the fish settled then the action never stopped. The last 2 hours were bringing a good run of barbell. He had reached his net limit before the end and was returning fish as he caught them.

a 3lb barbel in perfect condition

a 3lb barbel in perfect condition

We left the bank at about 4.30 pm Colin having caught close to 100lbs and Steve about 130 lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 a 5lb common carp

a 5lb common carp

 this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

 a big mirror carp over 6lbs

a big mirror carp over 6lbs

 a beautiful mirror carp

a beautiful mirror carp

 brilliant catch Steve

brilliant catch Steve

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