Simon Daley 11lb 3oz Tench

Since winning the Drennan Cup last season, Hampshire angler Simon Daley has been looking to boost his PB’s on various stillwater species and has just landed a best 11lb 3oz tench
Simon has had his eye on a certain venue for a while and has had some great success landing three fish over 9lb, seven over 8lb, topped by the eleven-pounder.

He told us “It’s some of the best tench fishing I’ve experienced in a while. It’s been hectic at times, and in a 24-hour period I had 13 fish, five of which I lost in weed. All of them have been caught on simple inline feeder tactics, feeding chopped worm and maggot. My hookbait followed suit – worm and fake maggot, fishing on the back of a weed bed 60 yards out.”