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Bob Nudd

Phil West Masterclass Day Decoy Lakes

01.07.2016

brilliant catch Phil

brilliant catch Phil

This was a special 50th birthday present from some of Phil’s fishing friends. Craig Charlton had organised it and his dad Steve and himself had also come along for the day. The wonderful Decoy lakes near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire was the chosen venue.

It was an ok sort of day with a moderate westerly wind. No rain was forecast so that was a plus. The fishery was really busy and the only lake left to fish was one side of Yew.

All 3 anglers started on the bottom at 7 mts loose feeding 4mm Van Den Eynde hard feed carp pellets and also using a pot on the pole to feed a few 6mm hard pellets every ship out. This lake holds a good head of large carp so a 6mm banded hard pellet was the choice of hoobait.

Soon they were all catching well. Phil in particular was hooking and landing some quality carp.

We took the catch shots and returned the fish at about 4.30pm, Phil having reached his net limit and was returning the fish as he caught them. I guess he had caught close to 130lbs, Craig just over 100lbs and Steve about 70lbs.

Bob

Here some pictures:

brilliant catch Craig

brilliant catch Craig

getting ready for the net

getting ready for the net

Phil slips the net under a big mirror carp

Phil slips the net under a big mirror carp

3 great friends together

3 great friends together

at last a barbel

at last a barbel

great catch Steve

great catch Steve

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