Tench campaign off to a flyer

DESPITE the freezing temperatures, former Drennan Cup holder Ted Bryan has already got his 2013 tench campaign underway with the capture of this 9lb 10oz specimen.

The Sydenham, London-based big fish hunter spent two days on a southern stillwater and kicked off his session by introducing 10 spods of maggots, pellets and boilies at 60 yards.

All of his rods were baited with 10mm Nash boilies and it didn’t take long for the resident tench to find his carpet of feed as he banked four fish to 8lb before hooking into the biggest of the trip.

“Although it’s been a bit too cold for targeting this species it just goes to show that if you’re willing to put the effort in, it’s still possible to overcome the conditions and come up with the goods,” said Ted.