After struggling to locate the tench at his local venue for almost a month, Herts-based rod Ken Brown’s was finally rewarded for his efforts when he banked this 10lb 4oz fish last week.
It formed part of a three-fish catch for Ken, who baited his chosen spot with a pint of mixed maggots and presented helicopter rigs over the top.
Ken’s rig was constructed with 8lb mainline, a 6lb hooklength and a size 14 hook baited with two real maggots and one imitation grub.
“I’ve found that it’s really effective if you introduce red and white maggots mixed with a few fluorescent ones. It gets the fish working the area,” said Ken