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Bob Nudd

Richard Carroll Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

August 5th 2014

fantastic catch Richard

fantastic catch Richard

This was a special 50th birthday present from Richard’s partner Sandi and his family. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Sandi had also come along for the day. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them both to use keepnets.

Sandi with her first fish

Sandi with her first fish

It was a mild overcast morning with a light southerly breeze. I decided that Cedar lake would be a good choice. Richard started on the pole in the deep margins loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on a hair rig and was soon catching a fish every put in. It was unbelievable action and by 2 pm Richard had reached his net limit and was retuning fish as he caught them. Sandi had opted to fish the method feeder with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook, tipped with 2 red maggots to attract the barbel and was also catching really well.

Richard with his first fish

Richard with his first fish

 

We left the bank at about 4 pm Richard having caught close to 150lbs and Sandi about 60 lbs.

 

Bob

 

Here some more pictures:

 a big fish swirls on the surface

a big fish swirls on the surface

 a beautiful 4lb mirror carp

a beautiful 4lb mirror carp

a 3lb barbel

a 3lb barbel

 the carp were feeding well

the carp were feeding well

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 Richard admires a 4lb barbel

Richard admires a 4lb barbel

 brillant catch Sandi

brillant catch Sandi

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