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Bob Nudd

John Houston Master Class day Decoy Lakes

July 9th 2014

brilliant catch John

brilliant catch John

This was a special birthday present from John’s wife Yolanda. His fishing friend Kevin had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

John with his first fish

John with his first fish

It was a sunny morning with a very strong northerly wind. I decided that Cedar lake would be a good choice. John started on the pole loose feeding with Van Den Eynde 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook and was soon catching carp. A switch to a 4mm soft hooker pellet worked well in the afternoon. His last fish of the day was a barbel over 5lbs. Kevin was fishing with a flat bed method feeder with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook. He also was catching well, with one carp into double figures.

a big fish boils on the surface

a big fish boils on the surface

We left the bank at about 4pm John having caught close to 100lbs and Kevin around 70lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 a beautiful barbel

a beautiful barbel

 I will net this one for you Kevin

I will net this one for you Kevin

 Kevin with an 11lb mirror carp

Kevin with an 11lb mirror carp

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 a 5lb common carp

a 5lb common carp

 a 4lb mirror carp

a 4lb mirror carp

 biggest barbel of the day well over 5lbs

biggest barbel of the day well over 5lbs

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