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Bob Nudd

Steve Rowbotham Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

16.04.2015

brilliant catch Steve

brilliant catch Steve

 

This was a special 50th Birthday present from Steve’s best fishing friend Mark Horsley, who 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 both to use keepnets.

Steve with his first fish

Steve with his first fish

It was a warm spring morning with a light easterly breeze. Beastie lake was available, normally it is always booked, so I took the opportunity to fish it.

Mark's first fish

Mark’s first fish

Pole was the chosen method. Steve was soon catching loose feeding 4mm hard feed carp pellets and maggots, with double maggot on the hook. After a slower start Mark also started to catch well. The roach were proving a nuisance on maggot. A switch to 4mm Van den Eynde expander pellets resulted in quality carp, F1’s and bream. At times there were too many fish in the swims, resulting in missed bites, a change in feeding from loose feed, to using a pot on the pole was much better.

concentration

concentration

We did the catch shots at about 4.30 pm both anglers having caught about 100lbs each.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 almost in the net

almost in the net

a 2lb F1

a 2lb F1

a 5lb mirror carp

a 5lb mirror carp

 Yes, it's mine!

Yes, it’s mine!

biggest fish of the day an 8lb common carp

biggest fish of the day an 8lb common carp

a 3lb tench

a 3lb tench

a 1lb bream in perfect condition

a 1lb bream in perfect condition

great catch Mark

great catch Mark

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