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Bob Nudd

Chris Alcorn and Lee Steward Masterclass Day Decoy lakes

26.03.2015

great catch on a tough day

great catch on a tough day

This was a special combined Christmas present from Chris’ and Lee’s family’s. Lee’s dad Kevin 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 a keepnet.

brilliant catch Lee

brilliant catch Lee

It was a cold morning with a strong westerly wind, it might be spring already but it certainly didn’t feel like it. Elm lake offered some shelter but with water temperature’s well down I had an idea fishing would be tough.

Lee with his first fish

Lee with his first fish

Both anglers love to fish method feeder, soaked 2mm Van Den Eynde carp pellets with fishmeal groundbait was the mix, with double red maggot on the hook. It took about 45 minutes for Lee to hook into the first fish and then 2 more followed. Chris meanwhile had not had a bite. A switch to sweetcorn resulted in a fish within 2 minutes. 3 more followed quickly. Lee was still catching really well on maggot, Chris was having a quiet spell and then some excitement as his hat was taken off his head by a strong gust, and went bobbing over to the far side of the lake – well it needed a wash!!!

We left the bank at about 4pm windblown but happy, Chris having caught about 20lbs and Lee with the help of 2 big koy carp about 50lbs.

Bob

Some more pictures:

 Chris with his first fish

Chris with his first fish

almost in the net

almost in the net

Chris with a 2lb mirror carp

Chris with a 2lb mirror carp

a good fish swirls on the surface

a good fish swirls on the surface

a koy almost 4lbs

a koy almost 4lbs

Kevin helps with the net

Kevin helps with the net

a common carp just over 2lbs

a common carp just over 2lbs

a beautiful koy almost 5lbs

a beautiful koy almost 5lbs

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