Huge 11lb 5oz & 11lb 4oz Tench Brace

Tench fanatic Dean Taylor doesn’t let the 500-mile round trip from his Cheshire home to a gravel pit in Kent get in the way of his passion for tench. 

His efforts were rewarded when he banked a total of 24 fish, which included four ‘doubles’ with two fishing weighing 11lb 5oz and 11lb 4oz.

All of his fish were fooled with feeder tactics and hair-rigged worms fished over the top of a bed of chopped worms casters and hemp.

“The distance doesn’t bother me at all as fish like this are worth every mile on the motorway,” said the Tenchfishers member.

“Along with the two ‘elevens’ I had two 10lb fish, two nine ‘pounders,’ 10 over 8lb including an 8lb 15oz male, which were backed up with some smaller fish.”