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Bob Nudd

Mick Paramore Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

27th June 2014

brilliant catch Mick

brilliant catch Mick

This was a special 50th birthday present from Mick’s wife Christine. His son Ben 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 both of them to use keepnets.

Mick's first fish was a barbel

Mick’s first fish was a barbel

It was a warm overcast morning with a light westerly wind and a threat of thunderstorms later in the day. I decided that Elm lake would be a good choice.

Ben with his first fish

Ben with his first fish

Both anglers started in the deep margins, loose feeding 4mm hard carp pellets with a 4mm expander on the hook. Ben was the first to catch, Mick also was soon into fish. Skimmers were proving a problem so a switch to a banded 6mm hard pellet helped to produce some bigger fish. Mick switched to a light up in the water rig in the afternoon, loose feeding 4mm pellets with a banded 4mm on the hook and was soon catching F1’s and carp really well.

a 3lb mirror carp

a 3lb mirror carp

 

We left the bank at about 4pm, both of them having had one of their best days fishing ever catching close to 90lbs each.

 

Bob

 

A few more pictures:

almost in the net

almost in the net

 Ben never stopped smiling

Ben never stopped smiling

 this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

 the rain did not stop the carp feeding

the rain did not stop the carp feeding

 the bream were taking 6mm pellets

the bream were taking 6mm pellets

 brilliant catch Ben

brilliant catch Ben

Andrew Eades Masterclass Day Lindholme Lakes

July 2nd 2014

brilliant catch Andrew

brilliant catch Andrew

This was a special Christmas present from Andrew’s wife Jean and daughter Lucy, who both had also come along for the day. The brilliant Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster was the chosen venue. The owner Neal had kindly allowed Andrew to use a keepnet.

Andrew with his first fish

Andrew with his first fish

Pole was the chosen method, loose feeding 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a 6mm banded pellet on the hook. Andrew was soon catching a fish every put in a mixture of barbel and skimmers. A switch to fishing up in the water resulted in a good run of F1’s as fish after fish came to the net.

daughter Lucy catches fish but does not like holding them

daughter Lucy catches fish but does not like holding them

We left the bank at about 4 pm and I guess Andrew had caught just over 50lbs.

 

Bob

 

Here some more pictures:

 the bream were taking banded pellets

the bream were taking banded pellets

 a good fish boils on the surface

a good fish boils on the surface

 wife Jean helps with the net

wife Jean helps with the net

 a beautiful barbel close to 3lbs

a beautiful barbel close to 3lbs

 Jean with a 2lb F1

Jean with a 2lb F1

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 an F1 about 1.5lbs

an F1 about 1.5lbs

Tony Sutton Masterclass Day Westwood lakes

26th July 2014

brilliant catch Tony

brilliant catch Tony

This was a special fathers day present from all the family, arranged by his daughter Natalie. The wonderful Westwood lakes near Boston in Lincolnshire was the chosen venue.

Tony with his first fish

Tony with his first fish

It was a very warm morning with just a light northerly breeze. Alan the owner had reserved peg 39 on skylark lake for us.

just in the net

just in the net

Pole was the chosen method, cupping in a big pot of hemp plus a pot of dead maggots and then loose feeding maggots over the top, with double dead red maggot on the hook. Tony was soon catching a fish every put in, barbel at first and then tench, ide and carp. It was nonstop action. It did slow a little in the last hour but then the temperature was close to 30°C.

the carp were taking double maggot

the carp were taking double maggot

 

We were lucky to find a friendly angler to take the catch shot and I guess Tony had caught close to 90lbs.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 a 1lb tench

a 1lb tench

 a 4lb common carp

a 4lb common carp

 a big fish boils on the surface

a big fish boils on the surface

 biggest fish of the day

biggest fish of the day

Steve and Finlay Bulbeck Masterclass Day River Yare

15th July 2014

over 22lbs - brilliant catch Finlay

over 22lbs – brilliant catch Finlay

This was a special combined birthday present from Steve’s wife and Finlay’s mother Susan. The wonderful Beauchamp Arms stretch of the River Yare was the chosen venue.

Steve with a 10ozs roach

Steve with a 10ozs roach

It was a warm morning with just a light breeze. The river is tidal here and when we arrived had just began to flood.

Finlay's first fish an 8ozs roach

Finlay’s first fish an 8ozs roach

The pace varies quite considerably, so floats between 2 and 5 grams were needed. Bait was double red maggot with a 14 hook, both anglers were soon into fish, a small ball of groundbait at regular intervals plus loose feeding over the top, on high tide the water was almost still and then it was a fish as soon as the float settled.

We left the bank at about 5pm. Finlay had caught just over 22lbs and Steve about 21lbs.

Bob

Here some more pictures:

a good fish splashes near the surface

a good fish splashes near the surface

this roach was over 1lb

this roach was over 1lb

 a 10ozs roach in perfect condition

a 10ozs roach in perfect condition

the perch were feeding with the roach

the perch were feeding with the roach

almost in the net

almost in the net

 another roach over 1lb

another roach over 1lb

Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

 biggest roach of the day well over 1lb

biggest roach of the day well over 1lb

over 21lbs, brilliant catch Steve

over 21lbs, brilliant catch Steve

Steve Lacey Masterclass Day Decoy lakes

July 28th 2014

50lbs of big carp

50lbs of big carp

This was a special 50th birthday present from Steve’s wife April. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed him to use keepnets.

Steve with his first fish

Steve with his first fish

It was a perfect morning, overcast with just a light northerly wind. I decided Elm lake would be a good choice.

just in the net

just in the net

Pole in the margins was the method, loose feeding 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a 6mm banded pellet on the hook. Steve was soon catching carp almost every put in. The action never slowed and by 2pm he had reached his limit on both nets and was returning fish as he caught them. We left the bank at about 4pm, Steve having had one of his best days ever, I guess about 130lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 a beautiful 3lb barbel

a beautiful 3lb barbel

 this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

 Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

 a 5lb mirror carp

a 5lb mirror carp

 50lbs of smaller carp and barbel

50lbs of smaller carp and barbel

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