Double-figure tench from Bluebell Lakes

The Bluebell Lakes complex produced a stunning haul of tench – including this 10lb 3oz specimen – for Northampton specialist Tony Gibson.

He alternated imitation maggot, caster and corn hookbaits over a bed of maggots and Dynamite Baits’ Frenzied Hemp & Snails.

He also used feeder tactics to attract the attentions of 10 other fish to a best of 9lb 15oz which he spotted rolling close in during carp fishing sessions.