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    Default Tench on the Fly

    Fishing at Westlow Mere my dad hooked into a good fish which stayed deep and fought hard - like a Brown Trout. After a good battle he netted a 3.5lb Tench and 1.5lb Rainbow which took the buzzer on the dropper. The fish took a size 10 Gold Head Hares Ear (with JC ) eyes fished from the babk on a floating line.. This follows on from last weeks near 2lb Rudd on the same method!!!!!

    Anyone else caught a Tench on the fly?

    Steve Cooper aka Cookshill

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    Tried for ages to hook one on the local canal in gin clear water i had the fly lest them an inch from its mouth but no go.

    Will try next year again as i also want to hook a bream.

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    I've also caught Tench and Rudd at Westlow. Both on buzzers. Well worth a chat with the baliff for tactics when stalking Tench.

    Regards

    Steve

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    Tench are awesome fighters. I love to catch them. They are very pretty too.

    My first ever course fish, somewhat improbably, was a tench while fishing a floating crust. I still think the bailiff on that water things I'm a liar []

    Here's a couple I saw a couple of weeks ago.

    http://www.gadgie.org/france-fish/red-eye.jpg

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    Whilst fishing on a small tarn in the lake district I caught tench whilst trying for rainbows. It was my first time fishing for rainbows and didn't catch any.

    But I did catch tench (didn't even know what they were at the time) on nymphs, GRHE, cats...ahem...whisker and yellow..cough..ahem...dancer...

    Not sure they're traditional tench bait...

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    No, but I did get a good one once on a bare gilt hook whilst plumbing the depth!

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    This does not surprise me that you caught tench on buzzers and a bare hook.
    Tench absolutely adore bloodworm they burrow deep into the silt to find the rich seams of blood worm and they gorge themselves.
    A lot of coarse anglers actualy pull a rake through the swim to stir up the bottom to encourage the tench to feed!

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    Read an article once in a magazine where they stalked tench using damsel nymphs, not had one myself apart from when coarse fishing with maggots etc but would love to get one on the fly, they are awesum fighters!

    welshy
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