THE Snake Pit – made famous as home to the biggest common carp in Britain – produced this 10 lb 12 oz tench for Paul Trelby.

The big green ‘un is the largest tench reported to Angler’s Mail this season. And it adds a fresh headline for the Colchester Angling Preservation Society-run venue, which shot to fame in 1991 when Damian Clarke – now a main man at Essex-based carp giants Korda – caught a 45 lb 12 oz common.

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