30 May, 2018 |0 Comments
Specimen ace Matt Fernandez’s 2018 tench fishing campaign reached new heights this week when he slipped the net under a double-figure tench.
The Hampshire angler targeted a southern stillwater where he used a 14mm Source Hardened hookabait fished over a bed of particles including Frenzied Hempseed and 6mm SwimStim Krill pellets.
The fish tipped the scales at 10lb 8oz and set a new personal best for Matt, having spent three springs on the venue catching a number of big tench.
Matt continues the story:
“Eels are a problem on this venue So I’ve had to use a corn and boilie approach. This particular session I’d landed nine tench and sadly lost three one of which could of been bigger then the 10.8 I landed.. sadly the big tench came off at the net leaving me wounded but luck was on my side and the next morning at 6am my rod churned off with the big girl and a new PB finally coming to the net.”