Tench Fishing Tips - How to Fish for Tench

The tench is one of our most useful fresh-water fishes, for the ease with which it may be preserved, and the goodness of its flesh.
It is very usual to breed it in ponds, but naturally, like many others of the carp tribe, it is generally found in lakes and still waters; its favourite haunts are in places well shaded with bushes or rushes.
In standing waters, it lies under weeds, near sluices, and at pond-heads.
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The best baits for tench are bread paste and red worms, but he usually prefers the latter.
He feeds best in the three hot months. The worm should be put on the hook in the method directed for perch, but the hook itself should be of a somewhat smaller size.
Use a light float and strong gut line, and let the bait swim within an inch or two of the bottom.


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