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Bob Nudd

Brian Boczko Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

August 1st 2014

great catch on a tough day Brian

great catch on a tough day Brian

This was a special 50th birthday present from Brian’s wife Julia. His good fishing friend Ian MacDonald 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.

Brian with his first fish

Brian with his first fish

It was a warm morning with a light southerly wind. I decided that Oak lake would be a good choice. Both anglers started in the deep margins, loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets, with a banded 6mm. It was very slow hardly any signs of fish most unusual for Decoy.

a big fish swirls on the surface

a big fish swirls on the surface

A switch to 10 mts out cupping in with a small pot on the pole, with a 6mm soft hook pellet, was much better and both anglers were soon catching. The afternoon was even better and as the fishing improved, a banded pellet on the hook was more successful.

We left the bank at about 4.30 pm. Brian on a really difficult day had caught about 70lbs. Ian having had his best day ever, close to 100lbs.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

 a 5lb mirror carp

a 5lb mirror carp

 this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

 a beautiful fully scaled mirror carp

a beautiful fully scaled mirror carp

 great catch Ian

great catch Ian

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