Tench Fishing

Tench Fishing at Nine Oaks Angling Centre

Introduction

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A little about Fishing at Nineoaks

 

A good days fishing?

How's this for a beginner - a lovely tench in JANUARY?
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Layout and Aerial view of Nineoaks:-

A plan of the Fishery, its buildings and its lakes

Aerial view of Fishery

An aerial view of Fishery, courtesy of Google
Aerial map, courtesy of Google

Nineoaks has 3 Coarse lakes, with Tench in the Main Lake and House Pool. Our largest recorded Tench has been one of 5lb from the House pool.

Many small Tench were stocked during late autumn 2011, and have grown on nicely since then.

Tench have been caught, at Nineoaks, from as early as January, with spring, i.e the warmer months through autumn being the best time. Tench generally hug the bottom, around reeds and under or close to Lilly pads, with Sweetcorn and Worm baits being good all-round baits at most times of the year. Maggots, while being an excellent bait, will generally provide the Roach and non-carp species. We do not have huge numbers of Tench, consequently they are not caught here regularly.

While we don’t have the biggest Tench we do have some lovely golden/light green olive examples that give a really good fight for their size.

The village of Oakford in the County of Ceredigion (where we are located) is generally mild and Tench can be caught all year here - including January and November! In November 2008, 3 Tench up to 3lbs in weight were caught in the House pool on Sweetcorn.

Best baits: Sweetcorn, pellet, worm and maggots.

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Our lakes:-

Main has an average depth of 4-5ft. There are plenty of trees, bushes and bays all around the lake that provide lots of features to fish in to and under. A good variety of Carp of all sizes with the biggest going into the mid-20’s. Main also has some excellent Roach fishing, skimmers, Tench and Grass carp up to 14lb. Bream are reputed to be in to double figures with a large black specimen infrequently caught. Mainly Bream of around 3/4-1lb mark are caught on sweetcorn.

House is about 10ft deep in the middle with the margins being about 4ft deep. Plenty of features and trees/bushes on 3 sides and a large lilly bed. House. like Main, has a good head of Carp plus Bream, excellent Roach, Tench and a couple of Grass Carp up to 10lb. Carp here go up to 18lb with an average of about 4lb. With its good depth, fishing on the bottom away from the banks generally with sweetcorn, good number of decent Bream are caught. Mainly around the 1-1 1/2lb mark. With a few bigger specimens and plenty of smaller ones to keep you busy.

Novices is between 6 and 8ft deep in the middle. Some tree cover and deep margins. Carp up to 4lb with plenty of 1/2lb’ers and good Roach to keep the novice, beginner or expert angler busy all day. there are a small number of skimmer Bream in this pool. To one side of the Lake there is a thick hedge providing plenty of cover when it’s windy.

Gift Vouchers are available for the purchase of Fishing Lessons, goods or services at the Fishery, including Fishing days, Tackle, Tuition or any combination. Please let us know what and who the gift voucher is for and a personalised card will be prepared. There is a £2 charge for P&P.

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