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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

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