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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

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