Double figure tench netted at Bawburgh Lakes

Three fake maggots proved to be the downfall of this 10lb 1oz tench, caught from the Bawburgh Lakes complex in Norfolk by Justin Grapes.

The 38-year-old marine engineer, from nearby Frettenham, presented his rig over a gallon of red maggots with a large PVA bag of freebies nicked onto the hook. It is the biggest example of the species that all-rounder Julian has landed so far this year.

Julian’s winning rig consisted of a size 12 Korda Mixa hook and a 15lb Korda Supernatural hooklink with a 1.5oz inline lead on a two foot ESP leadcore leader.