‘Quick look’ ends with double figure tench!

Former Drennan Cup champ banks 10lb-plus tinca from local water

'Quick look' ends with double figure tench!

by Angling Times |

WHAT was only meant to be a quick look around his local Bawburgh Fisheries resulted in the capture of this 10lb 7oz tench for former Drennan Cup winner Darryn Stolworthy.

“With a few hours free, I had a wander down to Bawburgh Fisheries near my Norfolk home. I said to myself, if I don’t see anything, I won’t fish, but I stumbled across a group of tench showing," he told us.

“Rather than put a load of bait out, I just cast maggot feeders with worm hookbaits over the top and then sat and waited to see if there’d be any response. It’s a tactic that really works at this time of year – simply casting at showing fish.

“I landed a carp and three tench, topped by this one at 10lb 7oz. It’s blind in one eye – probably why it picked my rig up! But the same fish has been caught at over 12lb.

"It’s incredibly long, measuring just over 25ins.”

"I only went for a look"
"I only went for a look"
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