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Chasing tench since lockdown.

Chris Jones

Senior Member
Since the 13th of May I've been out most afternoons/evenings fishing a fair sized, deep, gravel pit. The stock level, of all types of fish, is pretty low. However, there are some good carp, bream and tench for the part of the world it's in. So far I've had seventeen tench and only a couple of blanks. As yet, I've not picked up a single fish of another species, which is a little surprising when I'm fishing maggots! The smallest tench has been 3.5lb and the biggest 6lb 6oz, which is my first over 6, a new PB and the best I've had from the venue. Now I'm aiming for a 7lber, but It might be a long wait. If I can pick up one of the double figure bream along the way, I'll be happy enough, but I doubt that my preferred float fishing methods will cut the mustard.





 

Bob Watson

Senior Member
They are my target species on the same water this year Chris, float and inline maggot feeder being my proposed lines of attack.

See you there soon 👍
 

Chris Jones

Senior Member
They are my target species on the same water this year Chris, float and inline maggot feeder being my proposed lines of attack.

See you there soon 👍
Every one has been on float fished maggots. See you soon, Monday is looking good. I've done far better on the warmer sunny days.
 

Lee White

Senior Member
Some lovely shots their tench this time of year just look great i have just smashed my pb this year was 6lb 14 now confirmed 8lb 1oz a diffrent fish to the one in my last post
 

Chris Jones

Senior Member
I'm also fishing a pit for the tench Chris. A couple of sessions since lock down. View attachment 10888Smallest 4lb plus to 6.02 lb. Haven't blanked yet. Just great fun and good scrappers. Not big by national standards but OK for Yorkshire. Lovely looking fish from the pits.
I'm in a similar (North) Yorkshire boat. There was a time that I doubted I'd ever see a 5lb+ tench in my neck of the woods. I've had eighteen tench in the last week or so. The smallest at 3lb 8oz and the biggest a 6lb 6oz. At least six have been over 5lb 8oz and all on the float. I'm really enjoying myself.
 

Ady Brayshaw

Senior Member
I'm in a similar (North) Yorkshire boat. There was a time that I doubted I'd ever see a 5lb+ tench in my neck of the woods. I've had eighteen tench in the last week or so. The smallest at 3lb 8oz and the biggest a 6lb 6oz. At least six have been over 5lb 8oz and all on the float. I'm really enjoying myself.
The biggest I've had from this pit was 6.15 lb last May. Lovely extreme black colouration or the green strain in the photo. It's an interesting water. Mature with 5 Leney strain carp in it. Believed to have come from Redmire in the 70's.
 

Joe Winstanley

Senior Member
So far I've had them to 6.12, but have had some cracking males to just over 5lb who have, as usual fought hard. Looking forward to getting out tomorrow.
 

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Chris Jones

Senior Member
Another four to 5lb 6oz this evening. Still enjoying it but, if it keeps this form up, I might have a few decisions to make come the 16th of June.
 
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