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What is your best bait for Tench ?


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#11 ColinW

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:56 AM

I prefer corn, not because tench like it particularly much but because smaller fish seem less interested in it.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:04 PM

this year ive had all my tench on free lining baits. ive mainly used freelined bread and ive had bite after bite. the other day i used freelined corn. couldnt get much distance on it but still manged to get a 4lb tench and hooked and lost a double figure carp. i was only fishing a about a rod lenght on the bank. but watch your rod i had mine oulled in by the tench.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:53 PM

This article may be of interest:

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:01 PM

Can any of you tell me what is your best bait for Tench? I want to catch some tench on this pit that can get very weeded over in summer can someone help? I have never fished for tench on there yet.:help:

Regards James


Red maggots and lots of em. :blink:
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:19 PM

Couple of really excellent pieces here too (with lots of stuff on baits...)

http://www.fishing.c...le.php3?id=1174


http://www.fishing.c...le.php3?id=1177


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Posted 05 July 2006 - 04:23 PM

The choice of baits for tench can change from minute to minute. I've also had , like a lot of people on here , good success with red maggot but it can be susceptible to perch/rudd frenzy. Small cubes of luncheon meat have also done the job . My local club lake tench , amazingly , don't seem to take corn too easily , preferring the maggot/meat approach.
And don't forget trusty old bread flake. Down on the Military canal , we used to use flake the size of a swan vesta match box.....never put the tench off .

Oh , and prawns or any 'fishy' bait can sometimes pick out the bigger Tinca's
Good luck with your quest

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 04:37 PM

Can any of you tell me what is your best bait for Tench? I want to catch some tench on this pit that can get very weeded over in summer can someone help? I have never fished for tench on there yet.:help:

Regards James

i hav had good fishing with pop up sweetcorn as this will sit on top of weed,tench love it
all the best andrew

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:35 AM

And don't forget trusty old bread flake. Down on the Military canal , we used to use flake the size of a swan vesta match box.....never put the tench off .


We used to do the same in the Leeds Liverpool canal by Aintree racecourse, many years ago. Big lumps of breadflake lowered over the edge of the weedbeds that grew out to the main boat channel. Fish that needed a pound bottom fishing maggot or caster out in the open would happily take big lumps of bread out of the weed on six pound line.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:16 AM

Tench love sweetcorn :)

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:33 PM

One of the problems with using maggots and sweetcorn is that a lot of smaller fish like them baits as well.

If there is not to many small fish about I would try the above but
there was a lot of small fish I would use large baits like meat for ordinary fishing.

Another way you can catch them is to use carp tackle eg boilies ect.
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