Paul Waghorne, of, reports from Lanesborough…

19 May: Right on cue, Mrs Nature sent some Tincas to Lanesborough. On Thursday, it was myself who struck first with a seasons best of 6lb 6oz, but the following morning I drew another blank.

Paul was delighted with his 6lb 6oz tench

Up above the bridge, Connor and Aiden were bagging quality Bream over 4lbs with hybrids and Rudd thrown in for good measure. An amassed weight in excess of 70lbs was reward for staying up all night.

Yesterday was more productive on the Tench Front, with Tim Collyer leading the way netting three, all over 5lbs, the best going 5lb 9oz. Clifford and Keith Morley shared at least three to 5 and a half pounds. Guess who blanked??

Despite quite a few bivvying anglers, it has been a hard start to the weekend.

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Due to the biosecurity risks posed by the Asian Clam populations anglers can only use the specially provided keep-nets, available both sides of the bridge – from the Daybreak Filling Station, Ballyleague and Bridie Holmes Fishing Tackle Shop, Lanesborough.