They didn't mean the moat for nothing else, sir, but carp, tench, and eels.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
They were mostly jack or tench, and by the evening they had caught nearly a hundred.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Witnesses, Nicholas Thorne, Walter Prior, and John Tench.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Perch and tench may be done the same way.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Nevertheless the pike is friend unto the tench, as to his leech and surgeon.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
Gently, almost without moving, the float had printed a ring on the water, the sign of a tench.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
Squire was Tench's backer down Putney way last week, and knows all the reggerlations off by heart, does Squire.
"The Wayfarers" by J. C. Snaith
The whiting would gladly have eaten up the tench, when the goldfish led forth on his right arm Rabette, and on his left Albano, to dinner.
"Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
It's cram full of tench.
"An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. II (of III)." by Fritz Reuter
I know a capital place to go to, I mean lake Lauban in the pine wood at Rexow, where I'm sure to catch a good dish of tench.
"An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. III (of III)." by Fritz Reuter
E--Say, what avails it that my servant speaks
Italian, English, Arabic, and Greek,
Besides Albanian; if he don't speak French,
How can I ask for salt, or shrimps, or tench?
"Eclogue:Composed at Cannes, December 9th, 1867" by Edward Lear
What in his angling did he catch?
Well worth the time it was to watch
How bream and tench he took.
Men thronged upon the banks and gazed;
At bream and tench they looked amazed,
The triumphs of his hook.
"A Wife Bemoans Her Husband's Absence" by Confucius