One of the biggest tench of the season landed

by Freddie Sandford |
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It's been a slow start to the season on the tench front, and many believe this has been largely down to the cold spring we’ve been experiencing. But, as the weather has finally improved for the better, the species appears to be waking up and getting on the feed, as Tom Lane found when he landed this 10lb 10oz specimen.

He was fishing a southern stillwater where, on the final morning of his trip, his rod burst into life and he landed the fish after a good battle.

"After almost giving up hope, I had a bite at about 7:30 in the morning after a fairly slow session," Tom told us.

"The tench put up a massive scrap and after a hard fight I finally managed to safely net the fish, despite her best efforts to snag me up."

"When I peered into the mesh it was apparent how big the fish was, but it still came as a shock when the scales read 10lb 10oz, which is a new PB," he concluded.

A 12mm Manilla boilie fished over more of the same as loosefeed, along with some hemp, tempted the fin-perfect tinca.


Tome Lane with his impressive 10lb 10oz tench.
Tome Lane with his impressive 10lb 10oz tench.

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