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Bob Nudd

David Whitehead Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

July 10th 2014

brilliant catch Dave

brilliant catch Dave

This was a special early retirement present from his work colleagues. His fishing friend Gary Buckmaster had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

Dave's first fish a 6lb common carp

Dave’s first fish a 6lb common carp

It was a cool overcast morning. The bottom end of Cedar lake provided some shelter from the strong northerly wind. Pole in the margins was the method for both anglers; loose feeding with 4mm hard carp pellets, with a 4mm soft pellet on the hook. Dave was soon catching some quality carp: Gary was also catching well: A switch to banded pellet improved the catch rate with David getting a good run of barbel and by 2 pm he had already reached his 50lb limit in both nets and was returning his fish as he caught them.

it was nonstop action

it was nonstop action

I took the catch shots at about 3pm: I guess David had caught about 130lbs and Gary around 100lbs.

 

Bob

 

Here some more pictures:

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

 a quality mirror close to 6lbs

a quality mirror close to 6lbs

 just in the net

just in the net

 Gary with a 5lb common

Gary with a 5lb common

 the barbel were in perfect condition

the barbel were in perfect condition

 great catch Gary

great catch Gary

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