11lb 6oz tench tops huge brace

Big fish man Simon Lavin continued his excellent run of form with a superb brace of double-figure tench, topped by an 11lb 6oz specimen.

The Sunbury-on-Thames based angler, who hit the headlines earlier this year with a 20lb 2oz British record bream, took the fish from a southern stillwater during a 45-hour session.

Both the ‘eleven’ and the accompanying 10lb 6oz fish fell to feeder tactics, with maggot on the hook. 

*For pictures of the 11lb 6oz tench and further detail, see next week’s Angling Times, on sale Tuesday 5th July.