Dave Price of  reports on some Fish Tracker Fishing Guides great tench fishing in Leitrim…

20 May: Following on from a cold and wet winter me and my fishing buddy decided to take on a session of early morning Tench fishing in one of our local Leitrim lakes.

After a 5am early morning start and following on from a prebating session the previous evening we found the conditions almost perfect and me and my buddy set up our rigs. Whilst I prefer the usual quiver tip approach my mate fished the bolt rig and after introducing some loose particles it wasn’t long before we had our first indication of Tench activity with pin prick bubbles rising all around our swims !

Bonanza tench catch
Bonanza tench catch

We had our first Tench after about 30 minutes and she was a cracker around the 4lb mark, and for the next 5 hours saw 13 lovely fish landed.

Our main baits where worm & dead maggot and sweet corn tipped with a castor.

The biggest tench was 4.4lb

My best Tench was 4.4lb and all fish where released unharmed.

Dave Price
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