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Bob Nudd

Simon Frayne Masterclass Day Grand Union Canal

11.07.2016

brilliant catch Simon

brilliant catch Simon

This was a special Christmas present from Simon’s wife Emma and his family. The Globe stretch of the Grand Union Canal near Leighton Buzzard was the chosen venue.

It was a warm morning with a moderate gusty westerly wind. The canal looked in perfect condition well coloured by the boat traffic.

Pole was the chosen method, one line at 9 mts just on the edge of the deeper boat channel, another line at 13mts just up the far shelf. This was fed with chopped worms and casters. The closer line fed with 2 balls of Van Den Eynde Supermatch laced with casters and pinkies.

It was a slow start, just a few small roach over the groundbait on single pinkie. A switch to a small piece of red worm produced the first quality bream. Another switch to double pinkie produced more bream. Topping up both lines was important. The chopped worm line produced a big perch and some more bream in the last hour.

We left the bank at about 5pm Simon having had a great day on the canal catching close to 25lbs of fish.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Simon with his first bream

Simon with his first bream

lots of boat traffic today

lots of boat traffic today

a small skimmer

a small skimmer

a 2lb bream in perfect condition

a 2lb bream in perfect condition

all the bream were fighting well

all the bream were fighting well

a big bream safely in the landing net

a big bream safely in the landing net

another quality bream

another quality bream

a perch over 1lb

a perch over 1lb

the light elastic was stretching a long way with the big bream

the light elastic was stretching a long way with the big bream

these canal bream were in great condition

these canal bream were in great condition

Simon with the biggest bream of the day

Simon with the biggest bream of the day

Andrew Trigg Masterclass Day Fields End Water

12.07.2016

a 3lb chub

a 3lb chub

This was a special 60th birthday present from Andrew’s wife Gillian and family Vicki, Robyn, Richard and Tom.

Fields End water near Doddington in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue. It was a warm morning with a light Westerly wind with the threat of some heavy showers later.

Pellet waggler was the chosen method, loose feeding with Van Den Eynde 6mm hard feed carp pellets, with a banded 4mm pellet on the hook. After about 5 minutes Andy hooked into his first fish a carp about 3lbs. Then the big chub started to feed and were getting to the bait before the carp. It was an all action day with a mixture of carp and chub coming to the net.

We left the bank at about 4pm. Andy had caught well over 100lbs of chub and carp.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Andy with his first fish

Andy with his first fish

pellet waggler was the chosen method

pellet waggler was the chosen method

another chub almost ready for the net

another chub almost ready for the net

the chub were taking a banded pellet

the chub were taking a banded pellet

the chub just loved pellets

the chub just loved pellets

a 3lb chub in perfect condition

a 3lb chub in perfect condition

a 3lb koy carp

a 3lb koy carp

a beautiful 3lb chub

a beautiful 3lb chub

a 3lb mirror carp

a 3lb mirror carp

the chub were in perfect condition

the chub were in perfect condition

Richard Stark Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

15.07.2016

brilliant catch Richard

brilliant catch Richard

This was a special 40th birthday present from Richard’s wife Jodie. His fishing friend Darryl Skinner had also come along for the day.

 

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

 

It was a warm morning with a moderate westerly wind. I decided we would fish on Elm lake.

 

Pole at 7 mts was the chosen method, cupping in 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets plus loose feeding 4mm pellets over the top with a banded pellet on the hook.

 

Both anglers were soon catching really well and had reached their keepnet limit of 50lbs before 1 pm and were returning fish as they caught them.

 

We left the bank at about 3.30pm. Richard and Darryl had both had a brilliant day catching more than 100lbs of fish each.

 

Bob

Here some pictures:

Darryl with his first fish

Darryl with his first fish

another carp safely in the net

another carp safely in the net

Richard with a 6lb common carp

Richard with a 6lb common carp

a double figure mirror carp

a double figure mirror carp

brilliant catch Darryl

brilliant catch Darryl

Alan Waller Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

13.07.2016

just part of Alan's brilliant catch

just part of Alan’s brilliant catch

This was a special 40th wedding anniversary present from Alan’s wife Jackie, who loves to fish and had also come along for the day.

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

It was a warm morning with a moderate westerly wind. Cedar lake has been producing some good weights of barbel so I decided we would fish there.

Pole at 6mts was the chosen method, loose feeding with 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets and cupping in 6mm pellets with a small pot on the pole every ship out. Hookbait was a 4mm banded pellet.

Alan was catching after about 5 minutes of feeding. Jackie also started to catch well. It was nonstop action as barbel, carp and F1’s were banked. After 2 hours Alan had reached his net limit and was returning fish as he caught them.

We left at about 4pm. I guess Alan had caught close to 150lbs and Jackie about 100lbs.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Alan with his first barbel

Alan with his first barbel

Jackie with her first fish

Jackie with her first fish

safely netted

safely netted

a 5lb mirror carp

a 5lb mirror carp

a big fish boils near the surface

a big fish boils near the surface

a big F1

a big F1

it was an all action day

it was an all action day

the barbel were feeding well

the barbel were feeding well

a 6lb mirror carp in perfect condition

a 6lb mirror carp in perfect condition

a beautiful mirror carp

a beautiful mirror carp

a 4lb barbel

a 4lb barbel

brillant catch Jackie

brilliant catch Jackie

Steve Agar Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

16.07.2016

a great catch all on the method feeder.

a great catch all on the method feeder.

This was a special Christmas present from Steve’s wife Joanne, who also loves to fish when she gets the chance and come along for the day.

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

It was a warm summer morning with a moderate westerly wind. Saturdays are always busy but luckily some early pegs on Cedar were available.

Steve chose to fish the method feeder with a banded pellet on the hook. After 3 casts the tip went round and he was into his first carp. Barbel, F1’s and more carp followed. He never stopped smiling and was catching really well.

I set Joanne up with one of my poles, loose feeding close in the deep margins. She also was soon catching well. Banded pellet was the hookbait.

I took the catch shot at about 4pm. Steve had already reached his net limit and had been returning carp as he caught them. I guess he had caught close to 70lbs. Joanne was not using a keepnet and was returning her fish but I still estimate that she had caught well over 50lbs.

Bob

Here some pictures:

Joanne with her first fish

Joanne with her first fish

a 4lb mirror carp

a 4lb mirror carp

I will net this one

I will net this one

a big mirror carp

a big mirror carp

Steve was hoping he would catch a barbel

Steve was hoping he would catch a barbel

great fun catching these big barbel

great fun catching these big barbel

Steve with a 2lb F1

Steve with a 2lb F1

a beautiful barbel close to 4lbs

a beautiful barbel close to 4lbs

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