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DAVE BUCKLEY has caught the biggest tench of the year at 13 lb 8 oz – and he is positive the venue holds a British record!

The ace carper has been plagued by double-figure tench at the Kent syndicate venue so decided to have a go just for them… and straight away took his new PB.

Dave, 31, from Dartford, explained: ‘I’d put money there being a British record tench in there over the 15 lb 3 oz 6 dr best.

‘It holds some colossal tench so I’ve decided to have a go for them and am just about to have another 48 hour trip using lighter gear.’

For the full story and picture, plus read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.