Started a bit late, at around 09:30am with the waggler, my chosen bait was maggot and loosefed hempseed. I arrived at one of my club waters. for the first half i was just having small roach,skimmer and perch. but at around 11:00am it started to rain and thunder, i soon hooked a decent roach to about 1lb, it soon got quiet and the small storm soon passed so i decided to move after my lunch. i was pegged near some lilies and was catching very small perch. at around 3:00pm i noticed my float shoot right under the bed of plants and i lifted and felt a good tug on the other end of the line, at first i thought it was a small carp, but i soon noticed orange eyes, it was a TENCH. My god did that fish put up a fight, it was trying to snag me by any means necessary, NOTE: i was using 4lb mainline, 2.6lb bottom and a size 18 barbless. But luck was on my side, i gave one good tug towards the net and success! the fish was landed
Weighing in at 5lb this tench is a new PB.