Bob Nudd

Mike Lynch Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes















brilliant catch Mike

This was a special birthday present from Mike’s daughter Catherine. The wonderful Decoy Lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

It was a warm summer morning with a moderate north westerly wind. The fishery was really busy with most lakes already booked for a big Maver qualifier. Luckily some pegs on 6 islands lake were free.

Pole was the chosen method. Mike started on the bottom at 8mts with a 4mm banded pellet on the hook, loose feeding a few 4mm hard feed carp pellets plus feeding with a pot on the pole. It was a slow start and it took about 15 minutes for the first fish. Carp and barbel followed. A switch to a 4mm expander pellet on the hook was much more productive and a good run of carp followed.

We left the bank at about 4pm, Mike having caught close to 80lbs.


Here some pictures:

Mike's first fish

a barbel close to 4lbs

a small cup on the pole for precise feeding

almost ready to net

a good carp safely netted

a 5lb mirror

a 4lb barbel in perfect condition

a big fish boils on the surface

a quality carp safely netted

biggest fish of the day about 7lbs