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Bob Nudd

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

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