The tench is a freshwater fish of the Cyprinid family that lives mainly in still waters with muddy bottoms. For this reason, its meat often tastes like mud: in this case, before tasting it, it is good to leave the fish immersed for a few hours in fresh water after having introduced a spoonful of vinegar into its mouth.

Breeding tenches do not have this drawback. Its skin is greenish-brown on the back and almost white on the abdomen. The body can reach 19-24 inches in length. It has flesh rich in thorns.

It is excellent fried, grilled and soaked.

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