Two trips to achieve double-figure tench target

11lb 13oz fish takes maggot hookbait

Two trips to achieve double-figure tench target

by Angling Times |

After setting himself a target of a double-figure tench this season, southern specialist angler Domenic Turner achieved his target from a Hertfordshire stillwater, landing this 11lb 13oz fish.

It took just two trips to make contact with the biggest tench of the season so far. After a blank first session he headed for the shallowest water he could find, because he felt it’d give him the best chance of a bite.

“Talking to other anglers, hardly any tench were coming out, so I avoided the boilie and pellet approach everyone else was using,” he told us.

“I chose worm and maggot with fishmeal groundbait. After feeding a few balls of bait at dawn I cast heli-rigs over the top, with short hooklinks and triple maggot hookbaits tipped with a buoyant one.

“An hour after casting out I connected with a good fish, but I didn’t realise how big it was until I lifted the net. An amazing fish, and target achieved!”

Domenic Turner  – 11lb 13oz tench
Domenic Turner – 11lb 13oz tench
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