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Bob Nudd

Alan Ray Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

05.04.2016

brilliant catch Alan

brilliant catch Alan

This was a special 65th birthday present from Alan’s son Gareth who had also come along for the day. Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed them both to use keepnets.

It was a cold spring morning with a cool moderate westerly wind. Six Islands lake with a high bank offered some shelter so I decided to fish there.

Both anglers opted to fish the pole and were soon catching well, feeding using a small pot plus loose feeding over the top. 4mm Van Den Eynde expander pellets were the chosen hookbait. Alan later switched to a banded 4mm hard pellet.

We left the bank at about 4pm Alan having caught his best weight ever close to 90lbs and Gareth over 100lbs.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Alan with his first fish

Alan with his first fish

a 2lb F1

a 2lb F1

some serious elastic stretching

some serious elastic stretching

a 4lb mirror carp

a 4lb mirror carp

just in the net

just in the net

Gareth with a 2lb barbel

Gareth with a 2lb barbel

brilliant catch Gareth

brilliant catch Gareth

Alan Sutton Masterclass Day Decoy lakes

07.04.2016

great catch Alan

great catch Alan

This was a special Christmas present from Alan’s girlfriend Rachel and mum Barbara. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. Diane the owner had kindly allowed Alan to use keepnets.

It was a cold spring morning with a strong westerly wind. One of the best lakes, Beastie was free and so I decided we would fish there.

Pole was the selected method, cupping in 2mm and 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets with a small pot, also loose feeding a few 4mm pellets over the top. Hookbait was a 4mm elite expander pellet. It was a really slow start with just a few very small skimmers in the first 90 minutes. Then the better fish started to feed and the action really hotted up as carp, F1’s, skimmers, tench and even barbel were netted.

A switch to fishing up in the water with a banded 4mm pellet in the last hour resulted in a good run of quality F1’s.

We left the bank at about 5pm Alan having had a brilliant afternoon’s fishing catching close to 90 lbs.

Bob

Here some pictures:

a 3lb F1 in perfect condition

a 3lb F1 in perfect condition

a good skimmer over 1lb

a good skimmer over 1lb

a big F1 over 3lbs

a big F1 over 3lbs

shipping back with a big fish

shipping back with a big fish

a beautiful 4lb barbel

a beautiful 4lb barbel

Andrew Williams Masterclass Day Westwood lakes

27.04.2016

brilliant catch on a really tough day

brilliant catch on a really tough day

This was a special 38th birthday present from Andrew’s mum Brenda and dad John. The wonderful Westwood lakes near Boston in Lincolnshire was the chosen venue.

It was a really cold frosty spring morning with moderate north easterly wind. Hawk lake had been producing some fish despite the really low water temperatures so we decided to fish there.

Pole was the chosen method, one swim in the deep water at about 10 mts plus one just going up the far shelf with another in the real shallow water tight to the far bank.

Loose feeding red maggots on the far 2 swims with double red maggot on the hook soon produced some big ide. The deep line was fed with small balls of groundbait, packed with chopped worms and maggots plus some well soaked 2mm carp pellets, switching between the 3 lines kept the fish coming in the really difficult conditions with carp, F1’s and even a barbel coming from the deep water.

We left the bank at about 4pm Andrew having caught over 50lbs of fish a brilliant weight on a really tough day.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Andrew with his first fish

Andrew with his first fish

a barbel over 2lbs

a barbel over 2lbs

a puller helps with the bigger fish

a puller helps with the bigger fish

a common carp close to 3lbs

a common carp close to 3lbs

a rare true goldfish

a rare true goldfish

a quality ide over 1lb

a quality ide over 1lb

Martin Wright Masterclass Day Decoy lakes

12.04.2016

brilliant catch Martin

brilliant catch Martin

This was a special Christmas present from Martin’s wife Margaret. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venu. Diane the owner had kindly allowed martin to use keepnets.

It was a cold overcast morning with light rain, with a light westerly wind. I decided that we would fish on 6 Islands lake.

Pole at 10 mts close to one of the islands was the chosen method, cupping in 4mm hard feed Van Den Eynde carp pellets with a small pot. Hookbait was a 4mm elite expander pellet. It only took about 5 minutes for the first carp a 5lb mirror and then it was a fish almost every put in. Loose feeding a few 4mm pellets over the top helped keep the fish interested.

Both nets were at maximum weight of 50lbs in each net by 2 pm and Martin was returning fish as he caught them. We left the bank at about 4pm Martin having caught close to 130lbs of fish.

Bob

Here some pictures:

a 4lb koy carp

a 4lb koy carp

6 Islands lake is full of quality carp

6 Islands lake is full of quality carp

a 4lb mirror carp

a 4lb mirror carp

almost in the net

almost in the net

my first ever barbel

my first ever barbel

a beautiful 8lb mirror carp

a beautiful 8lb mirror carp

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