The tench have been elusive this season. It's nearly the end of summer and I've only caught 4, two of which were from a session last week!
First season on club waters, getting to know them. Without a night permit so usually fish an evening and can be a shame having to pack up as it gets dark when I feel like I'd like to fish into darkness for a couple of hours.
Main problem is nuisance small fish, baits don't see to matter. They will nibble and pull at everything. Current method is light bed of hemp, krill pellets and casters with 10mm boilies over, bomb and PVA (should be called PITA) or feeder with the ends plugged with some GB.
The other problem is pike, two sessions I've had them grabbing fish I'd been reeling in. Toothy, stupid, bastards.