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Bob Nudd

David Cheesley Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

August 2nd 2014

fantastic catch Dave

fantastic catch Dave

This was a special birthday present from David’s wife Angie. His brother Gary had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy Lakes was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them to use keepnets.

Dave with his first fish

Dave with his first fish

It was an overcast morning with a threat of some heavy showers. I was surprised to find some pegs on Beastie lake free, and having not been on there this year. I was keen to find out how it was fishing.

Gary's first fish

Gary’s first fish

Dave opted to fish the pole in the margins, loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets, with a 6mm hair rigged banded pellet. He was soon catching, first put in was a 3lb koy on the drop, followed by a succession of carp, tench, barbel and bream. It was an incredible session with nonstop action. Gary also was catching really well on the method feeder, using fishmeal groundbait and well soaked 2mm carp pellets as feed with 2 grains of hair rigged red sweetcorn on the hook.

Gary was catching with a method feeder

Gary was catching with a method feeder

We left the bank at about 4pm, Dave having caught over 100lbs and Gary about 70lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 a 3lb barbel

a 3lb barbel

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 a 6lb mirror carp

a 6lb mirror carp

 just in the net

just in the net

 tench were feeding well

tench were feeding well

 a 3lb mirror carp

a 3lb mirror carp

 biggest fish of the day

biggest fish of the day

 brilliant feeder catch Gary

brilliant feeder catch Gary

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