There is nothing better than the sight of your float slowly starting to slide away from a bed of lilies, knowing that you have most likely got a tench on the end of your line. Here at Angling Times we love out tench fishing and have put together a list of 5 venues that you must visit if you want to land a specimen tench.
BISHOPS BOWL FISHERY, Leamington Spa, Warks
Tench fishing on the 1.5 acre White Bishop Lake is remarkable, with fish exceeding 7lb caught every year and numerous fish around the 3-4lb mark regularly.
01926 612379, Postcode: CV47 2QB, http://bishopsbowlfishery.co.uk/
DOGGETTS FISHERY, Rochford, Essex
This lake is home to countless little bays and fishing with worm or corn close to a big reedbed can help you find tench to 5lb.
07958 204002, Postcode: SS41ED,
LANGOLD LAKE COUNTRY PARK, Worksop, Notts
There are numerous floating islands dotted around the lake and these often hold large numbers of tench, with fish to 6lb not uncommon.
07772 326258, Postcode: S81 9NW, https://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/everything-else/parks-open-spaces/langold-country-park.aspx
MARSH FARM, Milford, Surrey
Harris Lake holds tench to 9lb-plus and is becoming popular amongst the tinca chasing fraternity.
01483 428885, Postcode: GU8 5AE
TYRAM HALL FISHERIES, Doncaster, S Yorks
The 2-acre Tench Pond produced some fantastic fish last year. Depths range from between 5ft and 12ft. As you have probably guessed already the water holds a good stock of Tench which go to over 7lb.
01302 840886, Postcode: DN7 6DR, https://www.tyramfisheries.co.uk/