Do traditional tench waters still exist?

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Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Hovis » Sat May 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Hello chaps,

We'll do they? My local tench lake, where I spent many a happy hours, has removed some of its tench and become a full blown carp syndicate. I'm now in the rather sorry position of not having a good tench water and I'm looking for recommendations. What I crave is lilly pads and those wonderful mist filled mornings - so chaps and recommendations. Base in North Notts but will to travel.
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by RBTraditional » Sat May 06, 2017 10:37 pm

Sorry to hear of your plight.....plenty of good stillwater and river tench fishing here in Kent....the carp mafia haven't won here yet!
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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Olly » Sun May 07, 2017 10:51 am

It is old estate lakes where you can find your dream. Run by clubs who do not match fish and have no carp and carpers!

Blenheim Palace could be suitable or a similar type location. Stately home waters probably best - well in my area they are now as the prolific gravel pits have been ""carpyfied""!

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Old Man River » 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 Olly » Sun May 07, 2017 4:38 pm

It is anglers wanting easy fishing and bigger fish. Also somewhere to 'hang out for the weekend'! (Drink beer & no wife to object!)

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Scott » Sun May 07, 2017 5:30 pm

There's one near me, Skelsmergh Tarn. It does have those wooden platforms but, due its boggy nature, it would be unfishable without them. A very pretty water, lovely big tench, crystal clear and maddeningly difficult to catch. Kendal Anglers have it, it can be fished on a day ticket, £5 I think. Most of the carpers don't bother with it.

http://www.kendalanglingclub.co.uk/

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Olly » Sun May 07, 2017 5:50 pm

That does look like heaven! With 7lb tench to boot!

Shame it is soo far away!

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Gary Bills » Sun May 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Dudmaston.

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by Hovis » Sun May 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Thanks all. It really paints a bit of a sad picture doesn't it? Traditional waters seems to be falling from popularity in my opinion. I feel the state of some modern fisheries is a terrible reflection on anglers and the sport, but of cause you can't tar all with the same brush. Maybe I'll stick with the rivers which are harder for fishery managers to exploit.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

Izaak Walton

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Re: Do traditional tench waters still exist?

Post by LuckyLuca » Sun May 07, 2017 8:10 pm

Ask Julian about the Crabtree Lake.
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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