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JOE ROYFFE struggled for big tench this summer on the Lea Valley, so he switched his attention to bream and was rewarded with a brace of 12 lb 12 oz and 12 lb 9 oz PB ‘slabs’. Cheshunt, Hertfordshirebased Joe added three 11s, fours 10s and one at 9 lb 14 oz in two nights using a 2 oz Drennan
Bolt Rig Feeder with lobworms or fake corn at 30 yards at the bottom of a steep bar.
■ KIERAN EDWARDS notched up his second ever pike, and it turned out to be this
20 lb specimen.
The 12-year-old Dereham, Norfolk, lad tackled his local River Wensum at Swanton Morley with a Savage Gear 8.5 cm 3 g Motor Oil Pro Grub, intended for chub and trout. ■
■ PHOEBE STUART booked a catfish trip with Predator Pro guide Rikki Cooper and smashed her PB twice with specimens of 58 lb and 59 lb. The 16-year-old student from Stanford-le-Hope, in Essex, offered deadbaits at a Kent lake.