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Bob Nudd

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

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