Black tench

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Ian
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Black tench

Post by Ian » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:06 pm

Has any one caught a black tench.there is a pond a 20 minute drive from me that contains black tench.i haven't caught one but I've saw them getting caught.i thought it must have been something to do with the fish blending in with its surroundings but a few got moved to a crystal clear pond 3 or 4yrs ago and they are still black.ive saw them in the water and they are totally black.ive heard of golden tench but never these.
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Crucian
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Re: Black tench

Post by Crucian » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:35 pm

No, but they must look really nice...

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Chris Bettis
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Re: Black tench

Post by Chris Bettis » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:02 pm

They would be great fish to catch and photograph, alas none in my neck of the wood as far as I know.

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Re: Black tench

Post by MaggotDrowner » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:04 pm

I didn't know black tench existed. Any pictures?
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Re: Black tench

Post by Richard C » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:08 am

Knew I had a photo somewhere. Not particularly good quality picture but caught one about 20 years ago.

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Re: Black tench

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Santiago
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Re: Black tench

Post by Santiago » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:16 pm

I use to catch lots in the ponds around York. I didn't know they were unusual. But the most colourful I've ever caught were from the Thames. I wish I had a photo to show.
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Re: Black tench

Post by Stuart Whiting » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:20 pm

To be onest I don't think they look particularly that nice, you can't beat the colours of a proper gravel pit tench of loverly golden green colouration :Wink:

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Re: Black tench

Post by Ian » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:13 pm

At least I know now I wasn't imagining things.i don't exactly catch many tench so anything would do me.
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Re: Black tench

Post by Olly » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:51 pm

The Thames has a few Golden Tench it it - one of the first fish I caught as a kid.

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