A comprehensive guide to catching specimen tench with many accounts of the author's own experiences. Features other well-known tench anglers: Bob Buteux, Bill Quinlan, Kevin Clifford, and a foreword by Fred J. Taylor. "With the right approach tench, and big ones too, can be caught regularly by anyone who is prepared to put in the necessary time and effort. Suitable big tench waters are described, and where in these waters the tench are likely to be found. Baits are discussed, and recipes given for successful 'boiles' and other 'specials'. The author also explains the important matter of bite detection best suited to various conditions, and there are exciting stories of large catches of big tench and, more importantly, why these successes were achieved." Chapters include:- Location; Tackle; Bait; Techniques and methods; Physiology; Green giants; Good days.