Saturday, 21 June 2008

First Sluice Tench of the season

3lb 8oz Tench

The weather was lousy today. I waited for a break in the rain and headed to the match section of The Sluice. No sooner than I arrived it started to hoof it down. Typical! Not to be out done by bit of rain I set up anyway. My first course fish of the season on the Sluice was to be a nice looking Perch of a few ounces, another soon followed and then I was into a proper fish. My tip rod, shot around and I hooked into a decent size Tench. Alas I lost it when it took me into the weeds. It wasn't too long until I was into another. This time I was more successful. It weighed 3lb 8oz. Not one of the bigger residents but a good start to my Tench campaign.