Do traditional tench waters still exist?

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Vole » Mon May 08, 2017 10:06 pm

it might be worth checking local parks; many were once great estates, with estate lakes - the sight of a straight dam on the map is a bit of a giveaway.
Now, some councils hate fishing, some rent it out to clubs so as to avoid the expense of overseeing it themselves, and others just let the public get on with it - in which case, no-one is likely to bother stocking carp and there's a decent chance of some olde-worlde dawn tenching, at least, until the dog-shriekers arrive.
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by JAA » Tue May 09, 2017 10:30 am

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by BendSomeCane » Tue May 09, 2017 10:36 pm

Hovis - my dear chum , Join me and pennine lad at Ravenfield ponds near to junction 1 Bramley Rotherham.... Excellent Tench and Crucian fishing... set in a secluded wooded valley.
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Ian » Wed May 10, 2017 2:45 pm

surely there must be a canal you can fish with tench among the lillys.
I couldn't handle living somewhere heaving with commercials.
There's a handful up here and they stick out like a sore thumb for what they are,goldfish bowls full of fish to entertain the lacking.
There's plenty of natural waters up here too but you won't see the bivy brigade fishing these as there's a chance they might not catch.
Don't get me wrong,some folk have no choice but to fish them due to certain factors in their life's and the area they live in but if you are fit and able and love fishing with a chance of catching,then you should never be near a comercial.

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Hovis » Thu May 18, 2017 7:44 pm

Thanks chaps this all gives me hope. I feel an explore at the weekend looking for venues.
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Solithar » Fri May 19, 2017 5:30 am

Old Man River wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 1:31 pm
Needles in Haystacks, I have been internet searching for ages for a similar place, but nothing doing really, a few are described as " Tench" waters, but when I go to check them out they are usually " Carp " ponds with men in tents all around ... or have large wooden platforms everywhere for anglers to sit on. Ugly places made so by the stench of commercialism and a desire to catch quickly without any real skill .

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Mario » Fri May 19, 2017 9:54 pm

there is lake near me where there loads of tench big ones too it does have carp in there but there big and there are a lot more tench than carp there is big bream as well but you don't catch them too often its a great fishery and it free fishing being council owned i fished there since a young child

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Gary Bills » Sat May 20, 2017 1:31 pm

I do think estate lakes are your best bet - the main lake at Dudmaston Hall is a well-known tench water - lilies, boathouse, reed beds, 19 acres....my best tench there was 6lb 4oz. It's run by the Kinver Freeliners and I'm no longer a member. My brother's just rejoined, though, and so - hopefully - I can fish it again on a guest ticket. I'm on the waiting list to re-join, but that will take two years at best. Two other pools on the estate hold tench, and also carp. The Big Pool probably holds a few massive carp - but the tench dominate, which makes it a rather special tench water.
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by JAA » Sun May 21, 2017 10:03 am

I'd suggest that pools with tench and no or almost no carp are the way to go. In general, it's rare to find a lot of carp and good tench fishing. This is not a new thing, even Walker remarked upon it and it's been my experience. Lots of carp generally equals few tench.
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Stathamender » Sun May 21, 2017 10:19 am

Hovis wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 7:44 pm
Thanks chaps this all gives me hope. I feel an explore at the weekend looking for venues.
What's the commercial in Shireoaks (the one near the station) like?
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