Fishing in spring for tench

How to catch tench in Spring Catching the Tench, as such, is a very confusing phenomenon. No other fish in my practice has such unpredictable bites as lin. Very few laws – I want to peck, I do not want to peck. And only in the spring: in April, early May, until the seaweed has grown – the biting tench is very stable and predictable. Of course, only in those waters where the tench is present and in principle is set to be caught …

Why such a vague reservation? Yes, it’s just that tench, and in this sense, is very extraneous. I personally know a few lakes, marshes and river old men, where there is a tench, but it is not caught completely by fishing. And, in some of these reservoirs – the line really is a lot. Local people seize him with lots of yachts. In the clear water, at times, you can see whole lines of line, floating along the algae wall. In this case, the bait he is never caught, no matter what and no one else. And in some, literally neighboring reservoirs – tench is caught well and stably. Here such here a paradox. Than to explain it? Certainly, probably no one will say. One can only assume that there is too much food in the pond, or that the lineage population only seems large. But this clearly does not explain everything.

So, spring. There are several reservoirs where the tench is not only present, but also caught. We must go hunting :).

It is necessary to determine the place of catching the tench. By and large, tench is a very settled fish. So, the spring places are the same summer ones. The only difference is that in the spring, the lines of the tench are longer. In summer, these parts of the reservoir are very tightly overgrown with a water lily, nettles with other algae. Then, catching the line in rare windows (sometimes made by the fisherman himself) or on the edge of the wall of aquatic vegetation. In the spring, all these places are relatively clean. Algae if there is, then just begin to rise.

In the spring, the tench like to walk along the coastal walls of the cane. Small moults often go along the very edge of the reeds. Large, a little deeper – on the basis. A good line-up looks like this. The wall of reeds either along this shore, or on the opposite side (with the reservation that it is fashionable to take care of the tackle or swim by boat). Quite a steep slope in depth. The bottom is muddy – it’s important! But very good, if somewhere in a radius of 30-40 m there are areas with a sandy bottom. Also, it is good to have shrubs that partially escape into the water, flooded trees, snags – but not at the fishing site, and within a radius of 10-15 m.

Catching tench in spring passes from depths of 1-2.5 m, not more than 3 m. At the interval from the wall of reeds to the end of the dump into the channel. Water should be standing or with minimal flow. Trying to catch the tench on at least some fast flow is like drowning a worm in a well …

By the way, about worms. A dung worm and a shamrock are the best tips for catching a spring in spring. Bait for the tench is rarely used. I think that only in the summer it has a certain meaning. When the tench is more passive and has to be lured to the right angler’s window. Here they use the bait. There will be a post about catching the line in the summer, there I will touch the question of bait in detail. And in the spring, finding the right place is the most important thing.

Catching the tench in spring does not occur very early in the morning and in the evening. In the morning, about 7 to 11. With the most intense bites about 8 am. In the evening, the biting on average is weaker and without pronounced peaks. You can catch from 16-17 hours until dusk.

Tackles for catching a tench are the most common float fishing rods. If the situation requires – then the rods for long casting. Fishing rods with rings and a reel are highly desirable if there is a large tench in the pond or there is a possibility of carp biting. The only thing that I can clarify – do not get carried away with small hooks.