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!st Tench

Joe Winstanley

Senior Member
Fabulous Peter. I really can't wait for some tench fishing. Season before last I resolved to get started a bit earlier the season than usual, but that plan was obviously shelved for obvious reasons last season.
 

Graham Elliott

Senior Member
A 24 hour Tench session that started with a very pretty real carp.
Nine Tench topped with an 8lber
 

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Bill Walford

Senior Member
Not my/our first Tench catch of this spring but had a 5 hour session with my fishing pal this morning. We had six a piece (+ I lost one)...2 x 8lbs. 3 x 7 lbs 3 x 6lbs 3 x 5lb and a 4lb 10oz. I had the smallest and the largest (8lb 5oz) which is a new PB for me and my first 8 plus. Got a sort of a fuzzy satisfaction and a silly grin on my chops. All caught on maggot feeder tactics with 4 reds on the hook. Made up for yesterday’s blank 🤣
 

Richard Isaacs

Senior Member
Not my/our first Tench catch of this spring but had a 5 hour session with my fishing pal this morning. We had six a piece (+ I lost one)...2 x 8lbs. 3 x 7 lbs 3 x 6lbs 3 x 5lb and a 4lb 10oz. I had the smallest and the largest (8lb 5oz) which is a new PB for me and my first 8 plus. Got a sort of a fuzzy satisfaction and a silly grin on my chops. All caught on maggot feeder tactics with 4 reds on the hook. Made up for yesterday’s blank 🤣
That’s some cracking sport Bill. Nicely done
 

Graham Elliott

Senior Member
Not my/our first Tench catch of this spring but had a 5 hour session with my fishing pal this morning. We had six a piece (+ I lost one)...2 x 8lbs. 3 x 7 lbs 3 x 6lbs 3 x 5lb and a 4lb 10oz. I had the smallest and the largest (8lb 5oz) which is a new PB for me and my first 8 plus. Got a sort of a fuzzy satisfaction and a silly grin on my chops. All caught on maggot feeder tactics with 4 reds on the hook. Made up for yesterday’s blank 🤣
Great fishing Bill. Well done on your pb
 

Bill Walford

Senior Member
Great fishing Bill. Well done on your pb
Many thanks Graham but I’m really going to crow now! Returned today on my own (mate working me retired 😁) fished a bit longer but ended with 11 Tench smallest 2lb 10oz all others over 5lb topped with another PB of 8lb 14oz and not a sign of spawn. Breakdown: 1 x 2lb+ 1 x 5lb+ 4 x 6 lb+ 4 x 7lb+ 1 x 8lb+. To say I’m over the moon is an understatement 😁 Tactics as yesterday, 4 x red maggots on size 10 hook. 1.5oz maggot feeder fished at 30yds.
 

Richard Isaacs

Senior Member
Many thanks Graham but I’m really going to crow now! Returned today on my own (mate working me retired 😁) fished a bit longer but ended with 11 Tench smallest 2lb 10oz all others over 5lb topped with another PB of 8lb 14oz and not a sign of spawn. Breakdown: 1 x 2lb+ 1 x 5lb+ 4 x 6 lb+ 4 x 7lb+ 1 x 8lb+. To say I’m over the moon is an understatement 😁 Tactics as yesterday, 4 x red maggots on size 10 hook. 1.5oz maggot feeder fished at 30yds.
It’s obviously over stocked with them bill 🤣🤣
 

Graham Elliott

Senior Member
Many thanks Graham but I’m really going to crow now! Returned today on my own (mate working me retired 😁) fished a bit longer but ended with 11 Tench smallest 2lb 10oz all others over 5lb topped with another PB of 8lb 14oz and not a sign of spawn. Breakdown: 1 x 2lb+ 1 x 5lb+ 4 x 6 lb+ 4 x 7lb+ 1 x 8lb+. To say I’m over the moon is an understatement 😁 Tactics as yesterday, 4 x red maggots on size 10 hook. 1.5oz maggot feeder fished at 30yds.
I am tenching Monday Bill.
Beautiful fish
 

Graham Elliott

Senior Member
Good Luck Graham, I love ‘em. I have another water where I can catch bags of fish but nothing bigger than 4 lb. that’s my float fish water, lift method tactics in amongst the lillies. Love it !
Yes. I know a water like that. Had 35 one day between 3 and 6lbish on the float.

I am going to places that might just might give me a chance of something special.
 

Mark Nicholls

Senior Member
Wow, that's some quality tench fishing Bill - well done 👍
Having my first go next week. Unfortunately not a venue for the traditional float methods - mainly method feeder/helicopter at range but fish up to 10ish so worth a go. Might even get my bivvy out & do a night 😮
 
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