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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

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