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Bob Nudd

Kevin Howard Materclass Day Decoy Lakes

31.07.2015

brilliant catch Kevin

brilliant catch Kevin

 

This was a special birthday present from Kevin’s wife Jayne. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed keepnets for the catch shot.

Kevin with his first fish

Kevin with his first fish

 

It was a warm morning with a light westerly wind. One bank of Elm lake was free so I decided to go there.

the barbel were feeding well

the barbel were feeding well

Pole was the chosen method cupping in a big pot of 6mm pellets at 10 mts and then loose feeding over the top with a 6mm banded pellet on the hook. Kevin was immediately rewarded with a near double figure mirror carp, then a good run of barbell. A switch to up in the water was also successful for F1’s and carp. By 3pm both nets had reached the maximum weight of 50lbs and Kevin was returning fish as he caught them. The last hour fishing in the margins was brilliant as carp and barbel came to the net in quick succession.

We left the bank at about 4.30pm, Kevin having caught close to 150lbs.

Bob

Here the pictures:

 a good fish swirls on the surface

a good fish swirls on the surface

 just in the net

just in the net

a 4lb barbel in perfect condition

a 4lb barbel in perfect condition

a 7lb mirror carp

a 7lb mirror carp

 a beautiful 4lb barbel

a beautiful 4lb barbel

Kevin admires a 3lb mirror carp

Kevin admires a 3lb mirror carp

a big koy carp close to 10lbs

a big koy carp close to 10lbs

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