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Bob Nudd

Nigel Letford Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

17th June 2014

50 lbs of quality carp

50 lbs of quality carp

This was a special Christmas present from Nigel’s wife Claire, as you can see from the pictures he is a very loyal Bob Nudd fan.

Nigel's first fish a 6lb mirror carp

Nigel’s first fish a 6lb mirror carp

The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesea in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed the use keepnets.

Nigel's Browning Z8 pole performed well

Nigel’s Browning Z8 pole performed well

It was a bright summer morning, but the cool northerly wind was keeping the temperature a little below average for this time of the year.

Nigel slips the net under a good carp

Nigel slips the net under a good carp

 

Yew lake holds some good carp and barbel so I decided we would fish there, cupping in 2 pots of 6mm and 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets with a 6mm expander on the hook at about 10 mts out Nigel quickly hooked into a 6lb mirror carp. The fish never really were mad on, but by switching to loose feeding 4mm pellets and using a 4mm expander on the hook the fish kept coming for the rest of the day.

 

a beautiful mirror carp

a beautiful mirror carp

I did the catch shots at about 4.30 pm and I guess Nigel had caught just over 100lbs.

Bob

Here some more pictures:

my first ever barbel

my first ever barbel

Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

biggest fish of the day a 7lb common carp

biggest fish of the day a 7lb common carp

a 4lb barbel in perfect condition

a 4lb barbel in perfect condition

50lbs of smaller carp and barbel

50lbs of smaller carp and barbel

Stuart Cox Masterclass Day

June 26th 2014

brilliant silver fish catch Stuart

brilliant silver fish catch Stuart

This was a special 50th birthday present from Stuart’s wife Fran. His long time fishing friend Jeff Rogers had also come along for the day. The venue was the River Bure at Saint Bennets Abbey near Ludham in Norfolk.

Jeff with a 12ozs skimmer

Jeff with a 12ozs skimmer

It was a warm morning with a light westerly win. The river is tidal here and as we arrived the water was coming in but did not seem to be rising much. The first hour was spent on the feeder without much success just 2 skimmers, eels were proving a nuisance. A switch to the pole with a 3 gram float, with double red maggot on a 14 hook, throwing in a ball of Van Den Eynde Supercrack roach, laced with casters and maggots every run through was much more successful as Stuart had a good skimmer on his first run through. A couple of big perch followed. Then the tide stopped and began to ebb. It was then a skimmer or roach almost every run through for both anglers. Jeff even hooked and landed a 3lb bream.

We left the bank at about 5pm Stuart had caught 16lbs 12ounces and Jeff 13lbs 10 ounces.

Bob

Here some more pictures:

almost in the net

almost in the net

 

a big perch over 1lb

a big perch over 1lb

 

biggest fish of the day a 3lb bream

biggest fish of the day a 3lb bream

 

it was a great day for fishing the pole

it was a great day for fishing the pole

 

the skimmers were feeding wellthe skimmers were feeding well

 

great catch Jeff

great catch Jeff

Andrew Clarke and Bob fishing day

30th June 2014

brilliant catch Andrew

brilliant catch Andrew

This was a special Christmas present form Andrew’s wife Hayley.0 the venue was a club lake in Little Easton near Dunmow, Essex. Andrew requested that he would like me to fish as well. It was a warm summer morning with almost no wind.

Andrew with his first fish

Andrew with his first fish

There are 3 lakes on the complex and the first one we tried proved very tough, so we decided to move to the middle lake this was much better. Loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm on the hook to try to avoid the roach this was imposable but they were up to 8ozs and just loved taking pellets.

this is a good fish

this is a good fish

Between roach we were catching brown goldfish, crucians and carp. Andrew wanted to try my pole and was soon catching carp up in the water. We took the catch shot at about 5pm and I guess between us we had caught close to 70lbs.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 Andrew tried my swim

Andrew tried my swim

 I like your pole Bob

I like your pole Bob

 a big brown goldfish

a big brown goldfish

 a beautiful 6lb common

a beautiful 6lb common

 almost in the net

almost in the net

 a brown goldfish close to 3lbs

a brown goldfish close to 3lbs

 a beautiful mirror carp

a beautiful mirror carp

 a common carp about 6lbs

a common carp about 6lbs

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