Justin Grapes 12lb 1oz Tench

After a hairy fight this big tench..”

Justin Grape was looking forward to getting on the bank for 3 nights at one of his favourite waters, it’s one of them which you always say ‘it only takes one bite’ and that certainly come true for him! Justin told us “having booked off a couple of days I was really looking forward to getting out for 3 nights. It didn’t take long to start getting amongst them and on the first afternoon I started to get line bites straight away, after an hour my alarm signalled a few bleeps and I lifted into a heavy fish. After a hairy fight this big tench turned sideways in front of the swim and my good friend Darryn turned to me and said “that looks a big tench”. Thankfully with no dramas, this massive looking tench was safely in the net and upon further inspection Darryn said to me “this is huge”. After carefully unhooking her we popped her on the scales and they settled on 12lb 1oz! Not a bad start to the session”.

Justin fished to a plateaux at 120 yards in 8ft of water with a worm kebab rig along with some worm, caster and maggots as freebies.