8lb 3oz tench from Linear Fisheries

One of the UK’s most popular specimen fisheries proved that it’s not all about big carp after Cyrus Richards banked this personal best tench that topped the scales at 8lb 3oz.

The Warwick-based specialist visited Manor Lake at Oxfordshire’s Richworth Linear Fisheries complex for a 24-hour session and after no joy with its resident mirrors and commons, he slipped a piece of imitation corn onto the hair on the back of his size 6 hook.

It wasn’t long before the fish was on its way to the net thanks to the help of 15lb line and a coated braid hooklink.

For more details on the complex visit www.linear-fisheries.co.uk

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