ANOTHER CRACK AT THOSE TENCH
AS FAR as tench are concerned, Martin Bowler and I are of fairly like minds with regard to an autumn ‘second coming’.
As Martin indicates in his (as ever) highly informative and entertaining piece this week, at this time of year presentation needs to be more delicate but tackle still has to be pretty robust.
As winter draws on I scale down further still and use tackle more suited to roach. With little or no weed it’s a case of playing, rather than fighting, the fish and as far as bait goes, cut out the pellets, or reduce them to just a sparse scattering of micros, adding casters and a pinch of chopped lobworm, with either single or double caster as hookbait.
When the water is really cold, whether that’s on a canal, estate lake or gravel pit – a river even – a single red maggot or double fluoro pinkie is my choice.
Fine-tune your late-season tactics just like Martin Bowler did…