|A brace of 7lbs+ female tench taken using very mobile tactics in the summer of 1990|
|At 7lbs 6oz, this male Tench was the "Tring record" for a short while.|
It wasn't all about the Tench, as spectacular as they were at the time, these reservoirs also held specimen fish of other species. Although I took a few Bream, Roach and Rudd from the complex, it is the Pike fishing that really sticks in my memory. Eddie Turner, Bill Hancock and Vic Gibson were doing their thing on Startops as "our gang" were tackling the vastness of Wilstone - happy days!
|Simon with a low double from Wilstone - in the background is his "two-toned" Ford Capri - those were the days!|
|A Wilstone 19lbs 2oz pike - taken from the famous "Wilstone Pier"|
Look at the bedchair - a vast improvement; it now has "Preston Innovation" adjustable legs!
|Benno (aged 6) displays a brace of pike taken from Startop's End.|
The ET Pike-tubes still very serviceable nearly 25 years later.
|A Startop's End pike of 13lbs 11oz - January 1990|