10000 miles and 31 night blank leads to superb tench capture


by Freddie Sandford |
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Wanting a new challenge this season, Tony Kay decided to target big tench on a Cambridgeshire stillwater, but after 31 blanks you’d forgive him for heading elsewhere!

The water involves a 350-mile round trip from his Merseyside home, but Tony’s determination paid off on a recent session, when he landed this tench of 12lb exactly.

The bite came around 8pm on the last night of his trip, when his rod screamed off out of nowhere. Rubber casters fished on a Method feeder was the successful combination, cast over a 10ft-deep spot 30 yards out where he’d been feeding maggots, hemp and casters.

When he unhooked the fish, Tony noticed that his hook had nearly been straightened out during the brutal fight the fish gave him. It’s safe to say that he won’t be using that hook pattern again, especially if he’s faced with another long wait before his next bite!

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An amazing example of a double figure tench.
An amazing example of a double figure tench.

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