Matt Fernandez 11lb 1oz Tench

Following a slow start to his tench campaign, Hampshire specimen angler, Matt Fernandez, landed this beautiful 11lb 1oz fish on his last session for the species.

After pre-baiting a few areas, Matt noticed fizzing on both spots when he arrived and decided to toss a coin on which swim to head to. Having set up his gear at home, it didn’t take long for Matt to get his rigs into place, on which he presented 12mm glugged Source hookbaits fished on heli rigs with groundbait feeders. In these, went a mix of 4mm halibut pellet and groundbait.

After a slow morning, Matt finally got the bite he had been waiting for and landed this 11lb 1oz fish, as well as losing one even larger