The tench is one of our most popular coarse species and a fish that can be caught throughout the entire year. Depending on the water …
In order to help you catch more and bigger tench, I decided to write this helpful article on the 5 best tench fishing rigs.
Targeting and catching specimen tench demands both a lot of time, strong gear and tackle and advanced tactics. Prebaiting, specialist rods, baitrunner reels, fine-tuned rigs, bigger hookbaits and a lot of time all improve your chances of catching those really big tench above 8lb.
The best weather conditions for tench include calm or moderate southern or southwestern winds, a slowly falling or stable low air pressure, moderate temperatures and an overcast sky. Fishing for tench before or after a storm front can be especially rewarding.
When float fishing or ledgering with a swim feeder for tench, smaller live baits, as well as smaller fake baits should be used as a hookbait. When ledgering with a method feeder or when fishing with a classic bolt rig, the best choices of baits would include fake corn, boilies and pop-ups.
What reel you should be using for your tench fishing depends entirely on the way you are targeting them, as float fishing, feeder fishing, and a bolt rig or method feeder setup all require different reel models.