10-year hunt for double finally over

A 10-YEAR obsession in search of a double-figure tench finally came to an end for Simon Ashton when this 10lb 8oz specimen slid over his net. 

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Targeting a northern gravel pit, the County Durham-based angler set up in a tight swim that featured a bar 40yds out to which he fed six Spombs of mixed Sonubaits micros and hemp flavoured with 24/7 oil.

“In the end I landed 21 tench to 10lb 8oz back-up with three nine pounders and six eights,” Simon said.

Simon bested all of his fish using a rig incorporating a 70g Drennan maggot feeder loaded with chopped worm and chopped worm on the hook.