Congrats on the pb, cracking fish Chris
Superb looking tench Chris.
There lays a very good question Mark. I carry a kit ‘cos the club rules say I have to (mainly aimed at the carp guys but because I risk encountering cypry I don’t want to loose my ticket). If it doesn’t harm the fish, and I assume that this has been looked into, I will apply it if a Tinca looks in need. Will be interesting if I can identify any fish as repeat captures to see the effect.Cheers Bill
Is there any point treating tench that have what look like sores with klinic or whatever it is called ,,does it work given the slime factor ?
What a cracking looking Tench. You don't get much better than that.
Many congrats on the new PB Nick. That is some fish. Perseverance paid offI’ve been grafting away on a local gravel pit in an attempt to up my pb of 7.14 caught from Sywell about 25 years ago, when I last had a brief go for them. After a few decent sessions and many blanks, I finally managed a fish of 9.06. Very happy. Going to have a few more sessions in the hope of an 8 and then move onto upping my Rudd pb, which is also in need of attention.
There were far better anglers than me struggling Michael. The rangers stopped for a chat and said that not a lot had been caught for a week or so! Mind you the impact of 35 anglers all raking, spodding and casting is enough to put most things to flight. Lovely place though
April & May, sounds right. Its gone right off last couple of weeks, where I am. Very weedy, don't know if that's just coincidence.There's always next year Bill . All things considered, I think I enjoy my tenching April-May, more than anything these days.
Bill is definitely the tench king no doubt I managed a river tench last year from the d/stour Michael it went 5.12I think I'll target a river Tench this summer. Might even get back on the gravel pit I've been fishing, if the weed receeds and after spawning. Enjoyed this thread. Some good fish been banked. Think it's safe to say. Bill is a Tench king. He's had a blinding couple of months.
Good luck on the rivers all.