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Bob Nudd

Dave Farrel Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

20.07.2016

great catch Dave

great catch Dave

This was a special birthday present from Dave’s wife Janie. His longtime friend Danny Daniels had also come along for the day.

The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

It was a very hot summer morning with a really warm moderate southerly wind. The fishery was really busy for midweek.I decided to go on Horseshoe Lake.

Method feeder was the chosen tactic. Hookbait was a 5mm banded pellet. It took about 3 casts and Dave hooked into his first fish. Danny also started to catch well. F1’s were feeding well also some tench and skimmers.

We left the bank at about 4.30pm. Dave had caught just over 50lbs of fish and Danny about 30lbs.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Dave with his first fish

Dave with his first fish

Danny's first fish

Danny’s first fish

method feeder was the best tactic

method feeder was the best tactic

Dave nets a hybrid

Dave nets a hybrid

another quality hybrid

another quality hybrid

a small tench about 1 lb

a small tench about 1 lb

an F1 about 2lbs

an F1 about 2lbs

Danny with a 3lb mirror carp

Danny with a 3lb mirror carp

great catch Danny

great catch Danny

Neale Cannon and Paul Panter Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

22.07.2016

brilliant catch Neale

brilliant catch Neale

This was a joint present from their family, it was for Paul’s 50th and Neale’s 60th birthdays.

The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

It was a very warm morning with just a light southerly wind. I decided that Elm lake with its big head of barbel and carp would be a good choice.

Both anglers love to fish rod and line so I just attached a .6 gram pole rig to the main line and they fished just off their rod end with a 5mm banded pellet on the hook loose feeding with 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets. The reel clutch was set lightly to prevent any breakoffs.

The fishing was so good that they had both reached their 50lb net limit by midday and were returning fish as they caught them.

We left the bank at about 4pm after some brilliant nonstop action. I guess both of them had caught close to 150lbs each.

Bob

Here some pictures:

a 6lb common carp

a 6lb common carp

Neale with his first fish

Neale with his first fish

Paul hooks into another good fish

Paul hooks into another good fish

slipping the net under a barbel

slipping the net under a barbel

an 8lb mirror carp

an 8lb mirror carp

a good fight

a good fight

it's in the net

it’s in the net

Paul with a beautiful golden 6lb koy carp

Paul with a beautiful golden 6lb koy carp

brilliant catch Paul

brilliant catch Paul

David Simmonds Masterclass Day Twenty Foot Drain

26.07.2016

great catch for the 20ft

great catch for the 20ft

 

David had booked a day with me to improve his skills with the pole, we had already been out last month on a commercial venue, this time we were on the Twenty Foot Drain near March in Cambridgeshire fishing for bream and roach.

It was a warm summer morning with a light Westerly wind blowing down the Drain.

David started just short of the middle at about 11mts it was over 3mts deep cupping in 3 balls of Van Den Eynde Supercup laced with casters and pinkies , with double pinkie on the hook, several small roach and hybrids were caught on the drop, then David hooked and landed a good skimmer about 1lb , after topping up with 3 more balls of groundbait a big bream was hooked and lost at the net, then another about 4lbs was hooked and landed, several more small fish followed but no more bream.

We left the bank at about 3pm and I guess David had caught close to 12 lbs of silverfish.

Bob

Here some pictures:

view looking down the 20ft drain

view looking down the 20ft drain

lots of small fish were taking the bait before it got to the bottom

lots of small fish were taking the bait before it got to the bottom

shipping out

shipping out

concentration from David

concentration from David

the small fish were swung to hand

the small fish were swung to hand

David with a 4lb bream

David with a 4lb bream

Richard Eaton Masterclass Day River Yare

25.07.2016

great catch Richard

great catch Richard

This was a special 50th birthday present from Richard’s wife Adie and daughters Lizzie and Mollie.

The Langley Pump stretch of the tidal River Yare in Norfolk was the chosen venue.

It was a warm morning with a moderate westerly wind, which luckily was off our backs.

The river was almost on the bottom of the ebb tide when we started. Casting a feeder to the middle of the river soon produced some skimmers and roach. Then the tide turned and the river started to flow really hard as the tide started to flood. Casting the feeder on a shorter line produced some more roach. A switch to float close in in the last 2 hours and the swim came to life with roach, perch and dace coming every run through.

We left the bank just before 5pm Richard having had a great day catching close to 15lbs of silver fish.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Richard with his first fish

Richard with his first fish

this small roach took 2 maggots on a 14 hook

this small roach took 2 maggots on a 14 hook

a small fish comes to hand

a small fish comes to hand

the roach were in perfect condition

the roach were in perfect condition

lots of boats on the Yare today

lots of boats on the Yare today

a good skimmer close to 1lb

a good skimmer close to 1lb

a roach about 8 ozs

a roach about 8 ozs

a quality hybrid on the float rod

a quality hybrid on the float rod

Tommy Wall Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

28.07.2016

brilliant catch Tommy

brilliant catch Tommy

This was a special Christmas present from Tommy’s brother in law Simon Shaw, who had also come along for the day.

The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

It was a warm sunny morning with a light westerly wind. Rain showers had been forecast for later in the day.

I decided that we would fish on Cedar lake.

Both anglers adopted the same method, pole at 4 mts in the deep margins, loose feeding with 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets with a banded 6mm pellet on a size 16 hook.

It was an unbelievable day with carp and barbel coming to the net. For most of the time they were both playing fish together. Tommy caught the biggest fish of the day: a 12lb mirror carp which was returned to the water after photographing. By 1 pm the net limits of 50lb each had been reached and the fish were being returned as they were caught.

We left the bank at about 4pm Tommy and Simon had had a brilliant day catching close to 200lbs of fish each.

Bob

Here some pictures:

lots of great action today

lots of great action today

Simon with a 4lb barbel

Simon with a 4lb barbel

Tommy with his first fish

Tommy with his first fish

a 5lb common

a 5lb common

lots of great action

lots of great action

a 12lb mirror carp

a 12lb mirror carp

Simon hooks into a big fish

Simon hooks into a big fish

the carp were feeding well

the carp were feeding well

Simon with part of his 200lb catch

Simon with part of his 200lb catch

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