This fish is found in waters that have a lot of riparian vegetation and there is even a small speed, the flow of water. This breed of fish can’t stand to live in the pond where there is human intervention associated with improvement (deepening, expansion, routine cleaning, etc.).
Good for tench ponds, overgrown with reeds and rare water lilies, (with a depth of 1.2-2.0 meters and recesses up to 5-6 meters). Lin is not going to live in the water, with rocky bottom, where there is little silt and sediments. Young (2-3 year old) Lin break into small groups (about 10 pieces) and feed in a limited area (several tens of square meters). The old lines are fed one by one, or two or three individuals. Feed separate from the young, but sometimes at them is a whole brood of young line.
The name Lin was for the fact that, being removed to the air it changes its color (like sheds). Compared with IDE and carp the tench pretty thick body, the caudal fin is truncated and no deep gouges. On the body from a line of very small, tightly seated scales with a very thick layer of mucus. The color depends on the habitat and ranges from silvery-green to dark brown with bronzovaja tint. Lin has two short mustache. Eyes relatively small, orange-red color. Average Lin has a length of 20-35 cm, but sometimes come across huge specimens up to 65 cm long (weighing about 7 kg).
Tench to spawn when the water warms up to 16-18 degrees. Its eggs (the value of 1.0-1.2 mm) lays on the sunken branches of trees, stems of plants and dry reeds. Before spawning, it gets off in small flocks, which then disintegrate and line once again lead a normal life. Young molting different from other juveniles for its Golden color. They are very cautious, hiding in the thickets of sedges, do not come into the open, to stay constantly near the bottom. Therefore, the survival of juveniles of the line is quite high.
They grow rapidly, outpacing the growth of carp. For those fishermen who are not specifically engaged in fishing for tench, catching him is a random phenomenon. However, Lin for all fishermen is desirable. Grilled tench – some of the best and delicious gourmet delights.
When, what and where to catch tench
In a year there are only two a short time when tench are actively biting and biting. This is the last decade of may (for Central Russia), this period lasts 7 to 10 days. The second period is short and falls at the end of August; it implies quiet and warm weather.
The spring bite is more lively, the best time is morning (can take and the major Lin), and in autumn it is better to catch in the evening. Many prefer to fish for tench float rod from shore, but the best option is fishing from a boat, anchored among the thickets of water lilies and rare reeds. This is the most fortunate place, because it is in such places feed line.
What to catch tench.
Of all the various nozzles, the best for Lin is undoubtedly the dung of the worm. It is better to collect just before fishing to stay active. Love Lin and grubs. Especially his taste maggot, painted in red, pink and other colors. Maggots pupate very quickly (especially in hot weather), so jars it is necessary prikopat in the ground cool, or wrap wet rags.
They by evaporation to give coolness. Anglers often experiment with other types of nozzles (potatoes, pasta, dough, crab meat, leeches, and tadpoles, etc.), but these attempts were unsuccessful. Sometimes (in the fall) Ling periodically takes on a brown leeches, and caddis flies. Absolutely Lin takes the bread or the dough (which is amazing).