Impressive haul topped by a 10lb 8oz tench

This 10lb 8oz specimen topped an impressive haul of big tench for Darran Goulder.

He kicked off his 48-hour session at a southern stillwater with the introduction of two gallons of Dynamite Baits mixed particles, 2kg of pellets and a gallon of red maggots.

It was a tactic that certainly paid off for the Shimano-backed specialist from Kent, as he used maggot feeder tactics to land no fewer than 25 other fish to 9lb 7oz.

“This season has been incredible, and this is my fourth double of the year,” said Darran.

“It’s such a beautiful, dark fish, 25ins long. I’m not normally one to get the tape measure out, but this fish was absolutely massive.”