|India trip 1. This is all I got|
- A new PB pike - 21lb from the Thames.
- A new PB tench 7lb-6 from a commercial.
- A PB perch 2lb-14 from Thames weir pool
- A 38lb-10 silver mahseer from the Cauvery river S India.
Before the glorious 16th of June I mainly fished at Newlands Angling Club near Witney where they have a variety of gravel pits offering big carp and tench and a couple 'match' lakes stocked with a mix of species. It was from 'Surmans' match lake that I got my best ever tench.
|PB tench 7lb-6|
|2 tench at a time at Newlands|
With spectacular bad timing my return to full employment coincided with the start of the river season and the World cup so I made relatively few trips 'proper' fishing but did a lot of lure fishing with varied results. Best perch was this 2lb-14.5oz specimen taken on a Delalande miss shad rubber lure from my favourite predator infested weirpool on the Thames.
|Silver mahseer 38lb-10.|