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Bob Nudd

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

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