Justin Nets 11lb Tench From Bawburgh

Justin Grapes knows a thing or two about catching big tench and he was also celebrating after a weekend to remember at the popular Bawburgh Lakes on the outskirts of Norwich, Norfolk.

After introducing four kilos of spod mix that was made from casters, maggots, pellets and chopped worms, he had the perfect start with a 9lb 9oz fish and the next run produced a huge 11lb fish.

The next morning saw the Angling Direct-backed specialist use a combination of artificial maggots and caster hookbaits to land three more tench before feeding again – a move which saw him land eight more fish to 10lb 1oz on his third and final morning of the session.