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Finally! This is what it can look like when you are fishing for tench. And if you think this looks fun, then you should watch the rest of the video as well. I will show how I do to catch these fish. The “payment” for most of us who are publishing videos on Youtube is your subscriptions, so please don’t forget to subscribe to those channels that you like, and hit a thumbs up as well. Fishing with a float is my favourite method of fishing. This evening I will show you how to catch tench on the float. Reading angling magazines or watching youtube, you might think that tench fishing is really complicated. You might think you need helicopter rigs, different flavors of dip, certain boilies and advanced bite indicators. But it is possible to make it much less complicated and I will show you what you need in this video. 1 bag of groundbait is recommended. You can feed only Sweetcorn, but then you have the risk of the small fish eating all of your corn, leaving nothing for the tench. If you feed groundbait the small fish can’t eat all of it so there will always be some bait on the bottom for the tench to find. Which kind of groundbait do you need?
Well, it says bream on this bag, but it really doesn’t matter that much as long as you are fishing on you own. If the fish has plenty of food to choose from, like in a competition, then it might be a little different. If you are the only one feeding the area the fish will come to whatever you feed them with. Moreover I brought ordinary sweetcorn. Without groundbait I would bring two or three cans of sweetcorn to be able to loosefeed more regularly. I also brought some maggots and a tub of worm. I will start by feeding a few balls of groundbait. I mix some of my bait into my groundbait, some maggot and some sweetcorn. To be able to succeed as a tench angler, you obviously need to find a water with tench in it. But actually there are tench just about in any fresh water, except for the northern parts of Sweden. A common problem in Sweden when yiu are fishing for tench is that there are so many other species eating your bait, like roach and bream. In this pond there are some roach and bream, but they are not a big issue, and therefore sweetcorn will do as bait.
In some waters where there are plenty of bigger bream, you might need to use small pieces of boilies or dog food to have your bait left alone. Essentially it’s all about getting your bait to be left alone long enough for the tench to find it. Tench often arrive one at a time, or maybe in pairs, and most of the time they don’t eat really much but stay in your swim and take a bite every now and then. They are more active at dusk and dawn, so to increase your chances of catching you should fish at those times. You can also fish into the night. I find it is rarely any idea to fish for tench in too deep water I prefer to fish not deeper than 2 meters, but mostly around 1- 1,5 meters. If your lake has lilies, it’s almost a guarantee to find tench among them. This is the equipment I use,
the line is 0,23, the hook is a Kamasan animal size 8, then I can put two or three pieces of corn on the hook. 20-25 cm up the line I have two number four shots, then there is nothing on the line until the float, which is a Drennan Visiwag. This is a great float with an antenna suitable for starlights. The float is preloaded with four grams. I use one rubber float stop on each side of the float, and I’ve also added two shots to set the float correctly. When float fishing you want to see as little as possible of the float tip. At this kind of pleasure fishing I think about one centimeter is good, but if you are in a competition you might want even less of the tip showing. But since I will be fishing a bit more heavy here I think I will get away with one cm. I will also add a starlight later and that will push the tip down a bit further. This might be a useful tip for you: After you have plumbed the depth you can put the hook in the first of the rings on the rod, then you count how many rings from the top of your rod, your float is. Here I have one, two, three and a little more, rings down. Some people like to count from the first ring, where they set the hook. The reason why this is a good idea is that if you loose your tackle or have to remake your tackle for some other reason, or if you just adjust the depth up and down, you will always know where you started. A small skimmer. About 200 grams I’d say. There we have one. This is the species I came here for.
Tench. Probably about 1,7 or 1,8 kg. Let’s return this one, and hopefully there will be a few more. That was nice to have the first tench of the evening. I will have about 1,5 hour before it gets dark and then I can go on for another hour or so if I’d like, by putting a starlight on the float. I loosefeed some maggot and hope to get the tench to feed more confident. The float just moved a little, and then there were som bubbles right next to the float, but now there is nothing… but now it moves again… will they take it properly this time? Sometimes it’s a bit tricky to tell wether they have managed to take the bait off the hook. There it was… It went into the vegetation… Another tench…
…wrapped in vegetation… They can be quite powerful as you can see. It will be tough to get this one back here. I need to follow it. The line tight… Stuck again. Look at this beauty.
Amazing colours. Really nice fish, tench, (Tinca tinca) Let’s put it back over here. When it gets dark you can put a Starlight on your float. With a Starlight you can go on fishing even when it’s dark. One more at last. This, my friends, is a bream, which wasn’t the species I was going to show you in this film. Now, at last… …something bigger it is… …it might be another bream. A bream of about 2 kg late in the evening, not the ones I fish for tonight. It has been a lot of fun recording this video about tench fishing, I needed to go out 5 or 6 times to get this material together It wasn’t always going my way.
The first time I went out the weather forecast said nothing about rain but as soon as I had set everything up, the rain came. And it continued to rain for four hours before I gave up. I didn’t catch any tench that evening. A few days later I went out again. Prepared everything, fed my swim, and put the camera in the water. I got to see several carp, tench and roach. The roach ate my sweetcorn fairly quickly. The tench and the carp were not interested in eating and were just swimming around. Neither this evening did I catch anything. As you saw, it is possible to catch tench with rather unsophisticated equipment. A waggler float, 0,23 mm line, and a hook size 8, one bag of groundbait and a can of sweetcorn. Some worm and maggot if you’d like, but I have caught my fish on corn tonight. Go out and try this kind of fishing. Lots of fun. Get some Starlights as well, so you will be able to go on fishing even after it’s dark. See you in another film.