Blank run ended with 9lb 11oz tench

A run of blank sessions came to a welcome end for Andy Waters when he slipped his net under this personal best 9lb 11oz tench from Colney Lake on the Bawburgh complex in Norfolk.

The local rod put his faith in three hair-rigged rubber casters which he fished in conjunction with a 50g Drennan Method feeder packed with 2mm and 4mm SonuBaits pellets, groundbait and casters.

He said: “This is my first season on the complex and I had endured well over 120 fishless hours before this chunky female came along.”

Andy mounted his hookbait on a size 12 Drennan Super Specialist Barbel hook and a short 3ins ESP Soft Ghost fluorocarbon hooklink.