TINCA TINCA by The Tenchfishers
Published in 2013 by Harper. Review for www.anglersmail.co.uk by Gary Newman.
IT took the Tenchfishers almost 60 years to produce their first ever book, and hopefully it won’t be so long before we see another one, as Tinca Tinca is a fantastic read.
Tench are one of my favourite species so as soon as I first heard about this book I was looking forward to reading it, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
It contains a good variety of material with everything from information about the species and their habitat to the various methods used to catch them, both the traditional and modern, as well numerous accounts of the captures of some very large specimens. I found it particularly interesting reading about some of the waters that I had fished myself in the past, such as Korda Lake and Tring Reservoirs.
It is the sort of book that you don’t have to sit down and read from cover to cover, although there is no reason why you wouldn’t, as it is split up into a lot of chapters, contributed by the members of the Tenchfishers – too many to name and it would be unfair to single anyone out as it was a joint effort.
It is also very well illustrated throughout, with lots of photographs, rig diagrams, and artwork, and I like the way that these are incorporated into the text rather than being in a separate section as you find with some other books.
If you have even the slightest interest in tench, then this is well worth buying as I can guarantee that there will be something for everybody in it, no matter how experienced, and as well as enjoying reading it you will pick up a few pointers that will increase your own catches.
Check out: www.tenchfishers.com to obtain your copy priced at £35.
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