Category Archives: Specimen

Yum Yum Bait Booster Brings Instant Action

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.

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Bolt Rig Feeder Tactics Fool Tench To Over 10lb

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.

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Traditional Tench Tactics

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.

The Angling Times is in all good news­agents and also avail­able digit­ally for iPad and Android.

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