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Bob Nudd

Anthony Woodward Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

23.04.2015

great day Tony

great day Tony

This was a special 70th birthday present from Tony’s wife. His son Paul had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

Tony with his first fish

Tony with his first fish

it was a sunny warm spring morning with a light westerly breeze. I decided that Elm lake with its good head of barbel and carp would be the best lake to fish.

Paul's first fish a 2lb F1

Paul’s first fish a 2lb F1

Tony opted to fish a waggler in the margins, loose feeding with 4mm carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook. Paul decided to use a method feeder also with a 6mm banded pellet hookbait.

an 8lb mirror carp

an 8lb mirror carp

Tony was soon catching. 3 barbel at the start and then a run of quality carp, which included a really big mirror carp close to 15lbs. Paul had a slower start and then began to catch with a really good run of carp and F1’s in the afternoon.

 

We left the bank at about 4pm and although neither angler had opted to use keepnets, I guess Tony had caught close to 70lbs and Paul about 50lbs.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

just in the net

just in the net

a 3lb common carp

a 3lb common carp

 a 3lb barbel in perfect condition

a 3lb barbel in perfect condition

biggest fish of the day, close to 15lbs

biggest fish of the day, close to 15lbs

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