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Bob Nudd

Steve O’Riordan Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

04.07.2015

well done Steve

well done Steve

This was a special 50th birthday present from Steve’s wife Nicola. His son Jack 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 them to use keepnets.

Jack with his first carp

Jack with his first carp

It was a warm morning with a moderate blustery westerly wind. Weekends are always busy but luckily we were able to get on pegs 30 and 31 on Beastie Lake.

Steve started on the bottom at 10mts cupping in 2 big pots of 4mm and 6mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm on the hook and he was soon catching carp and F1’s. Jack had borrowed my margin pole and was fishing at about 4mts loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a 6mm banded pellet on the hook. His start was much slower catching 2 tench and some skimmers. In the last hour his swim came alive and he was hooking carp, barbel and F1’s really quickly. Steve meanwhile was catching steadily despite losing 2 really big carp.

this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

We left the bank at about 4pm Steve had caught just over 60lbs and Jack thanks to a brilliant last hour close to 50lbs.

Bob

 

Here the pictures:

 Steve with a big F1

Steve with a big F1

 Jack brings an F1 to the surface

Jack brings an F1 to the surface

 the barbel started feeding in the last hour

the barbel started feeding in the last hour

 great catch Jack

great catch Jack

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