I voted Tench but actually have yet to catch one, hopefully soon i will be catching a few from a lake near me, i actually equally love barbel, they are my favorite fish in rivers but i love most things, Barbel, Tench, Chub, Commons, Rudd, Pike all have a place in my heart as my favorite fish.
pike are my favourite species, but I do fish for lots of other species
Target one for the 2005 season - a 20lb River Thames Pike.......11lb 8oz so far [8D][8D]
Target two to catch a River thames Barbel.......none yet [V] some nice chub tho!  Pike anglers club of great britain Pike rigs