Darryn Stolworthy’s haul of tench to 11lb 10oz

The second remarkable tench catch fell to Drennan Cup holder and Tenchfishers member Darryn Stolworthy, who also took six double figure tench to 11lb 10oz in an incredible 48-hour session.

The mega catch was part of an 11-fish haul which included two 20lb-plus carp, and all were taken on a very low-stock Midlands Gravel pit of 80-acres in size.

“Reflecting on another dream session, Darryn told Angling Times: “I couldn’t believe my luck when I arrived at the venue and found fish rolling at 55 wraps (220 yards range).

“Unfortunately though, my bait boat ran out of battery and I could not cast the distance.

“My good mate Justin Grapes saved the day however and travelled from Norwich to bring me his bait boat so I could reach the fish.

“I waited four hours for the first bite but after that they came steadily through the remainder of my 48-hour session.

“To get these fish in such a short space of time is unbelievable.

“In addition to the tench I’ve managed to catch two carp, and only five others have been caught from this lake all year!”

The Drennan Cup Champ landed his latest haul on maggot feeder tactics fished helicopter style. Alternating between maggots and worms throughout the session he got through five pints of casters, four pints of maggots and two kilos of worms.