I changed my approach slightly and fed groundbait in the margin with minimal loose feed and larger baits on the hook. The second rod, again, was boilies in a bag and the same on the hook.
The first few hours gave me nil in the way of tench, but still I persevered with maize and various hook pellets but sadly no tench were obliging. A change to maggot gave the same stamp of chunky roach as yesterday and I started to feed a second swim with maggot, at 2 rods out, and had several plump roach but again, no tench!
They're in the deeps, is my excuse!