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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…

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