Tench From The Towpath


There are few sights more uplifting in coarse angling than the silky smooth olive flank of a tench sliding over the landing net. It’s a species that seems to occupy a special place in the hearts of the nation’s freshwater anglers. These days, most people wishing to target them tend to head to gravel pits or commercial fisheries, with ‘traditional’ tench venues such as estate lakes and canals having largely fallen from favour. Darren Lewis reckons this is a great shame and, by neglecting these wild and underfished stretches, we are missing out on some truly excellent sport. Though there are thousands of the full article to read how to tackle our canals