Andy Waters has kindly sent us some photographs from a few of his recent sessions on a Norfolk gravel pit were he has landed numerous tench to 8lb 15oz.
Andy has been using his Drennan 2lb Distance Specialist Tench & Bream rods with 60g method feeders, a short 12lb Gravel Braid hooklink and a critically balanced maze hookbait presented on a hair with a size 10 hook.
For extra attraction, Andy also adds a generous squeeze of Crab & Krill Yum Yum Bait Booster to his method feeder just before casting out. “I believe this is getting me bites a lot quicker, I’ve had quite a few takes almost instantly, just as I am clipping the bobbin on,” added Andy.
James Gould has had a great start to his tench fishing this year, landing numerous fish over his 9lb target and even breaking the magical 10lb barrier.
Over the course of three recent sessions on a Midlands gravel pit, James has managed to land an impressive 29 tench including a stunning fish of 10lb 7oz, which he had caught on a previous session 6oz lighter.
He used a spomb to introduce a small bed of maggots, hemp and micro pellet onto two spots, one at 20 yards just down the marginal shelf and the other at 36 yards adjacent a small weedbed.
James used simple Bolt Rig Feeder tactics with a short mono hooklink and red Buoyant Maggots presented on a d-ring arrangement on a size 14 hook.
In this week’s Angling Times, Martin Bowler demonstrates how effective the lift method can be as the water temperature starts to rise.
A great shot from Martin showing how a Drennan Insert Crystal waggler should sit when using the lift method.
In his weekly column, Martin runs through his setup and tactics along with plenty of tips and tricks to help you put more tench on the bank this Spring.
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