Rookery Waters, Pidley, Cambridgeshire, 3rd April 2011
I was landing one fish to every couple that Mark was getting. Our banter/abuse continued via mobile phone.
I decided to drop in my margin rig with a piece of corn. The float bobbed and I landed a nice roach of around 10oz. Next drop in, the float sailed away and something more substantial was on the line, the black elastic did it's job and a subdued, but lovely tench came to the net.
Now Tench (tinca tinca) are my favourite fish, it was the first coarse fish I captured when 13 years old so hold a special place with my fishing. Fish was fin and scale perfect.
We weighed our catches, Mark had 22lb, and I ended up with 16lb, so another point to matey, putting me 2 points down... not good, must try harder... roll on Tunnel Barn in April!