Spring con­tests

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IT’S BEEN ages com­ing, but shoots of spring are emerg­ing.

Bet­ter than that, I am hear­ing of more and more tench be­ing caught. To me, fish­ing wise, this species has long been a sign of spring­time re­ally ar­riv­ing.

But even with cold nights still likely, you are in with a chance. The green ’un I’m hold­ing be­low came on a pre-work ses­sion, with the air tem­per­a­ture around freez­ing.

Two of the finest minds in coarse an­gling, Dar­ren Cox and John Bailey, both share their thoughts on spring tench in­side this is­sue.

Not all us have time for John’s 20-day plan. If you’re com­mit­ting to tench, his route to suc­cess is worth copy­ing. Dar­ren’s quick fixes are win­ners. Af­ter all, he never knows which peg he’ll be on, and has five hours to de­liver.

WE’RE pleased this week to bring you two heavy­weights from be­hind the scenes of tele­vised sport­ing ac­tion.

Barry Hearn has done more for the pop­u­lar­ity of TV snooker and darts than any­one, and hasn’t done badly with Fish’O’Ma­nia and a few other sports. For­mer boxer Jess Harding also makes things hap­pen, a real Mr Fix It, and a nice guy, too. But can they fish?

AM colum­nist Steve Col­lett acted as ref for an in­trigu­ing bat­tle… one you won’t watch on Sky, BBC or ITV, but can read all about in p.16-19. I’m al­ready look­ing for­ward to their re­match.

EN­JOY the is­sue, and good luck on your next ses­sion.

TIM KNIGHT

EDITOR

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