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Bob Nudd

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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