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Bob Nudd

Lukasz Witkowski Masterclass Day River Yare Beauchamp Arms

13th July 2014

brilliant catch of big roach

brilliant catch of big roach

This was a special 30th birthday present from Lukasz’s wife Ilona, The brilliant Beauchamp Arms stretch of the River Yare in Norfolk was the chosen venue. The river is tidal here with strong flood and ebb tides and presents various challenges throughout the day.

Lukasz with his first fish

Lukasz with his first fish

It was a very humid morning with light winds and a threat of thunderstorms for later. Pole was the chosen method, the peg was deep close in and the tide was flooding. Top 5 to hand with a 1.5 gram float was perfect, feed was a small ball of Van Den Eynde Super Crack Roach every put in plus loose feeding hemp and casters. Hookbait was 2 red maggots on a 14 B512 hook.

the boats did not affect the fishing

the boats did not affect the fishing

 

Lukasz was soon catching a fish every run through. Some of the roach were real quality. The tide slowed at about 2 pm and then started to ebb but the catch rate did not alter. The flow did speed up and a switch to a 5 gram float was necessary. A crack of thunder and lightning signaled and ended the session. Lukasz said it was one of his best days fishing ever. I guess he had caught close to 20lbs of quality Yare roach.

 

Bob

 

A few more pictures:

 almost in the net

almost in the net

a superb Yare roach

a superb Yare roach

a 4ozs roach is swung to hand

a 4ozs roach is swung to hand

 just in the net

just in the net

 a beautiful roach over 1lb

a beautiful roach over 1lb

great day well done Lukasz

great day well done Lukasz

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