I have had more than my fair share of bream over the last few weeks, and decided on a change in tactics. I had heard rumours – some solid and some not so – of some decent Tench being caught from Alton. At best, the information was sketchy, although I had heard enough to focus some attention. Having previously fished so often in deep open water for the Bream, my chance of seeing much in the way of Tench had been limited. I was starting from scratch, something I prefer, not being a fan of preconceived ideas.
There was another reason for wanting to have a go at the tench, and that was to try out my new Kodex Specialist rods haha. I had already switched over to their amazingly sharp hooks, and hook-length material a few weeks back. I have been more than happy with both products, to the point where I am now actually recommending their gear in the shop. Those of you, who know me, know I only ever recommend something I have used successfully.