A prized variety of Tinca Gobba Dorata has found its ideal habitat in the shallow, warm, muddy waters of the Pianalto di Poirino (which encompasses 24 municipalities), feeding on small invertebrates and showing remarkable prolificacy.
Appreciated for their delicate, firm, non-fatty meat and clean taste (conferred by the red clay beds), tench were traditionally caught in spring to have fresh protein after the winter months and reduce the excess of imminent reproduction, and then again in early autumn to eat them in carp during the winter.