I always try and set myself a target for each spring and, as normal, I set a target of one double figure tench - a high target but achievable at my chosen location. My choice of location was Bawburgh lakes, which I have fished for many years now and will continue to do so, as the fishing is so good and to be on my doorstep as well is an added bonus. Bawburgh has three main lakes which are (give or take an acre) 30 acres each: Bawburgh Lake, Lodge Farm Lake, and Conley Lake. Conley and Lodge Farm were my choice of lakes this spring. After fishing the lakes for a few years, I know where and when to fish different areas so had a plan of what to do but, as normal, this changed every trip due to weather, weed growth, and which areas were free from anglers’ pressure. My tench fishing started slowly with a few tench early on coming from Bawburgh Lake, which I tend to have a couple of sessions on just to make sure I have everything for the coming spring. I had an overnighter the weekend before I was meant to attend a tench fishers' fish-in at Horseshoe Lakes. As always, after what seemed to be a long winter it took a session to get back into the swing of this but this session I manage to land a couple of nice tench to 7.14lbs, which was a good result.