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Bob Nudd

Alex Turner Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

17.04.2015

brilliant catch Alex

brilliant catch Alex

This was a special Christmas present from Alex’s partner Sandra Harris, who had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue, the owner Diane had kindly allowed Alex to use a keepnet.

Alex with his first fish

Alex with his first fish

It was a cool spring morning with a moderate easterly wind making it feel much colder. I decided that Cedar lake would be a good choice.

Sandra with a 3lb mirror carp

Sandra with a 3lb mirror carp

Pole was the chosen method, fishing at 5 mts in the deep margins, loose feeding with 4mm hard feed carp pellets, with a 4mm pellet on the hook, Sandra was the first to catch. Alex also was soon catching. It was nonstop action, as barbel F1’s and carp came to the net. A switch to double maggot resulted in a beautiful 13lb mirror carp for Alex, which we returned to the water immediately.

We left the bank at about at about 4pm, Alex having caught close to 90lbs and Sandra about 70lbs.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 this feels like a big fish

this feels like a big fish

biggest fish of the day a mirror carp 13lb 3ozs

biggest fish of the day a mirror carp 13lb 3ozs

the barbel were feeding well

the barbel were feeding well

a 2lb F1

a 2lb F1

a 3lb barbel

a 3lb barbel

a 2lb barbel in perfect condition

a 2lb barbel in perfect condition

Sandra with her biggest fish

Sandra with her biggest fish

Malc Cornwell Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

17.06.2015

brilliant catch Malc

brilliant catch Malc

This was a special 60th birthday present from Malc’s wife Dorothy. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed him to use keepnets.

 

It was a warm summer morning with a moderate North Westerly wind. I decided Elm lake with the wind on our backs would be a good choice.

Malc with his first fish

Malc with his first fish

Pole was the chosen method, cupping in 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook. It only took about 2 minutes and Malc hooked into a big fish which turned out to be a 7lb mirror carp. More good fished followed. A switch to up in the water loose feeding with a 4mm banded pellet on the hook resulted in a good run of carp and F1’s. The last two hours were spent on the bottom in the deep margins and the swim was full of quality barbel. Both nets had reached the 50lb maximum.

the barbel were feeding well

the barbel were feeding well

We left the bank at about 4 pm and I guess Malc had caught about 110lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 a big fish swirls on the surface

a big fish swirls on the surface

a 5lb mirror carp

a 5lb mirror carp

just in the net

just in the net

a barbel almost 5lbs

a barbel almost 5lbs

a beautiful barbel in perfect condition

a beautiful barbel in perfect condition

George Alexander Masterclass Day Pisces Country Park

19.06.2015

great catch George

great catch George

This was a special Christmas present arranged by George’s wife Gemma. The beautiful Pisces Country Park near Welney in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

George with his first fish

George with his first fish

Where is our summer? I have not seen any signs of it after returning from Ireland last week. Again it was a cool overcast morning, but water temperatures are quite high so the fish would be feeding well.

a 6ozs rudd comes to hand

a 6ozs rudd comes to hand

 

Pole was the chosen method and bream were the target fish. The small rudd can be a nuisance so cupping in was the best option. After cupping in 3 balls of groundbait packed with pellets and red maggots, with double maggot on the hook, George hooked into a good rudd immediately. More rudd followed and then a big bream. It was non-stop action as fish after fish came to the net. There were so many fish that it was necessary to top up the feed every 30 minutes.

 

a roach about 10 ounces

a roach about 10 ounces

 

We left the bank at about 4.30 pm George having had a brilliant day catching over 50lbs of roach, rudd and bream.

 

Bob

 

Some more pictures:

 a quality rudd

a quality rudd

 a 3lb bream in perfect condition

a 3lb bream in perfect condition

 a big bronze bream close to 4lbs

a big bronze bream close to 4lbs

another quality bream

another quality bream

Steve and George Grundy Masterclass Day Ferry Meadows

18.06.2015

great fishing Steve

great fishing Steve

This was a special day arranged by Steve’s wife Marie, for her husband and father in law. They enjoy fishing together whenever they get a chance. Ferry Meadows near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

George with his first fish

George with his first fish

It was a cool summer morning with a moderate north westerly wind making it feel even colder.

Steve with his first fish

Steve with his first fish

Both anglers love to fish the feeder and the idea was to target some of the lakes specimen bream.

a big bream slides into the net

a big bream slides into the net

Casting to about 45 mts with a 35 gram medium Browning Window feeder filled with chopped worms and maggots with double red maggot on a 14 hook, it took a few casts before George hooked into his first fish a hybrid about 10 ounces, and then one of the lakes big bream. Steve had a slower start but then was soon catching some quality hybrids plus 2 big bream. As the day went on more hybrids moved into the swim. George also caught a big skimmer about 2lbs.

a quality bream close to 5 lbs

a quality bream close to 5 lbs

I left them at about 4pm. They were having such a great time they decided to fish on. Steve emailed me to say they kept catching hybrids until they finished the session at about 6pm.

Bob

Some more pictures:

almost in the net

almost in the net

Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

a 6lb bream in perfect condition

a 6lb bream in perfect condition

a big skimmer close to 2lbs

a big skimmer close to 2lbs

a hybrid close to 1lb

a hybrid close to 1lb

another big bream for Steve

another big bream for Steve

well done George

well done George

Tony Wilkinson Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

22.06.2015

brillant catch Tonybrillant catch Tony

Tony had contacted me to arrange a fishing day. His girlfriend Julie 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 him to use a keepnet.

It was a cool overcast morning with a moderate north westerly wind. I decided Elm Lake with the wind on our backs would be a good choice.

Tony with his first fish

Tony with his first fish

Tony began the session on the pole at 10 mts cupping in 4mm hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on the hook, and was soon catching really well. The action was nonstop as carp and barbel were netted. A switch to the margins in the afternoon loose feeding with pellets was even better and resulted in a good run of barbel, and by 3pm Tony had reached his net limit of 50lb in each, and was returning fish as he caught them.

concentrationconcentration

We left the bank at about 4.30pm, Tony having had a brilliant day catching about 120lbs of fish.

Bob

 

Here the pictures:

 a beautiful 3lb barbel

a beautiful 3lb barbel

 it was non stop action

it was non stop action

a koy carp about 4lbs

a koy carp about 4lbs

this feels like a good fish

this feels like a good fish

biggest fish of the day a 7lb mirror carp

biggest fish of the day a 7lb mirror carp

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