Latest reports of some early tench on Ballyhoe 1
Ballyhoe 1 seen a handfull of hardy anglers arriving over the last few days and while most bivvied up for the long haul looking for some early season tench in what sometimes were pretty horrendous condtions with very strong cold winds blowing straight at you which were also accompanied by some longer spells of heavy rain
It wasnt for the faint hearted at times and for most the fishing was just as tough as was expected for this time of the year and in those conditions and this proved to be the case but most anglers like myself felt that at any time the tench could start to feed again and bites would eventually come but apart from a few hybrids that showed up on my last afternoon there Mr tinca won the battle again this time with me and my fellow angler Alan
One angler did though manage to catch 4 nice tench too 6lb on my first morning there , all of which fell to maggots fished off a maggot feeder but they were taken just before the conditions changed for the worse later that day which then seemed to put the tench off completey and bites were few and far between for most lads after that
A few more tench were also reported last week by various anglers off ballyhoe 1 which were accompanied by the odd decent bream one of which was a fine fish of 8.5 lb and again maggots seemed to be the bait of choice
Its good to see so many so many tench coming out so early in the year but ballyhoe 1 has always been the place to get very early fish on and this year is no different but they dont give themselves up easily either in such cold water
Me , i will do battle again very soon with them and just blame the weather as per usual for the lack of fish and go win some brownie points for my next visit .
tight lines ....
Club member Jason with one of his 4 tench haul ...