Tim Woolven was sad to see his Shimano rod smashed but very happy with this 12 lb 8 oz tench.

The 38-year-old caught it from a local lake but as he was landing the fish it snapped his 12 ft Shimano rod. Brighton, East Sussex-based Tim explained: “It absolutely obliterated…

Simon Aldred displays his 11 lb 11 oz tench

The 40-year-old, from Northampton, told Angler’s Mail: “I had planned on being at the lake by 5 pm but as is all too usual now, work delayed my plans. “I…