By July, the Tench in my local Tench lake are difficult to catch. It’s my opinion, the Tench become conscious to the dangers of taking the common baits as the year wears on. I have tried different rigs and methods. I have also fished from different swims at different depths. The common thread through my dwindling catches though, is always the baits. Enter tutti frutti. … [Read more...] about Tutti Frutti bait for summer Tench fishing
Blog - stories of my fishing trips in Sussex. Fishing for pleasure as an amateur angler on local lakes and rivers.
Hybrid feeder and groundbait Short range method feeder fishing, has the great advantage of a swim within throwing distance. Whenever I fish short in open water, where there are no obvious patrol routes for the fish, I ball in groundbait to attract and hold them in my swim. … [Read more...] about Short range method feeder fishing
What pastime lifts the hart more than to angle with a porcupine quill on a warm summers evening. My favourite spot is a lake close to me that has clear, shallow water, where fish can be easily seen if one approaches undetected. … [Read more...] about To angle with a porcupine quill
Recently I was invited by a friend to a “taster day” at the Cinder Hill Trouting Syndicate. I know very little about fly fishing, but I do have Orvis fly fishing set, given to me by my wife as a Christmas present some years ago. To not appear a complete novice, I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to cast. They were presented by anglers who were apparently “stoked” and … [Read more...] about Cinder Hill Fly Fishing Trip
Float fishing for Tench is most effective in the spring and early summer. But it’s the third week in August and this is my first trip Tench fishing this season. I have left it a little late in the year, but because I am fishing a purpose built Tench lake, I should be able to catch some. … [Read more...] about Float fishing for Tench with pellets