Gravel Pit Tench.

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Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Moley » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:27 am

Whilst lurking by the back door early with a cuppa and fag, Fatty resolved to catch another largish tricksy tinca from a local gravel pit.

Supplies gathered, mostly pies and slurping tea in an enormous flask, the fifteen minute journey was undertaken bravely, before Matron :Scared: would notice yet another Big X inspired Escape :Wink:

Arriving at the pit it seemed all quiet on the Western Front, so much so, Fatty made his way to the peninsula swims with one in the corner looking good BillyRay. So after the usual palaver setting up, missing rings and having to start again......twice, the Mole, for it is he, could relax over a much needed cuppa and three pies :tea:

Satiated in the tumbly department and relaxing in the warmth of a new day; perhaps relaxing should be truthfully replaced with the words sleeping soundly and snoring......... :Hahaha:

Well in mitigation, this fishing lark is very tiring what with these early starts and the Mole is very, very old :Hat:

Can you imagine the confusion engendered by the electrical sound of an alarm interrupting such a bucolic scene?

The alarm is very old, like the owner and goes by the name of Heron. Yep the system still works well after all these years.....sorry Mark for mentioning electrical bite alarm devices but at nearly fifty years old surely qualifies as almost traditional by now :Beg:

Confused, Fatty struck and found himself attached to something that wanted to visit every weed bed in the vicinity but the little chap, hanging on grimly, prevailed after much near accidents in the undergarment's an age thing! :Chuckle:



......8lb 2oz of Green Majesty.

Yippee :Thumb:

Well that master plan worked then.

Apologies for the footwear again appearing in the photo but camera work is not a strong point with Moles, no sir!

Home by lunchtime the triumphant hero was greeted with indifference by his beloved Untergruppenfuhrer and a list of chores longer than the Magna Carta......oh well at least on the bright side not a thumb screw in sight. Hurrah, Fatty survives for another day!!! :Sun:

As ever,......

Say aye tae'a pie!

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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 am

What a superb fish, I am tinca green with envy!
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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:57 am

Well done Moley!
A superb tench and no beatings is a red letter day indeed!
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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by GarryProcter » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:33 am

No thumbscrews and an eight-pounder - a red letter day indeed, Moley!

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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Reedling » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:19 pm

Nice write up and fish but the footwear leaves a lot to be desired.

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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Surrey Martin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 pm

Well done sir . It’s been many years since I used to fish Papercourt Lake in Ripley for large Tinca but I still prefer old estate lakes and a quill .
Great result though

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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Luga00 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:21 pm

Beautiful tench, Moley. Far in excess of my PB.

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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Harry H » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:11 am

That Tinca looks like it's been eating all the pies as well
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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Keston » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:55 pm

Great bit of angling and what a splendid fish .

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Re: Gravel Pit Tench.

Post by Crucian » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:37 pm

An 8lb tench... the stuff of dreams.

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