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Thread: Targeting perch

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    Jonathan Faro Guest

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    Hi
    I caught my fist big perch today, I think it was around 2 1/2 pounds (not huge I know but my biggets b4 that was onces) but due to haveing a bit of trouble unhhoking the little fellow I didnt feel I should take photos, weight it ec so I could get it straight back. I now want to target big perch from a stillwater so I can get a PB, have some fun cathing them and claim a IYCF mission badge f they still do them, can any of you gie me an suggestions, what should I use for a bobbin as if I'm right the most important thing is being italian (i.e no resistance).

    Cheers

    Jon

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    Paul Williams Guest

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    Some perch that Jono......and amongst all that A level work to!!! how about learning to unhook em before trying to better 21/2lb though?...i went for a few years trying to beat that sort of weight!!!......where are you from mate?

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    Kevan Farmer Guest

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    Jon. That is a perch I would certainly be proud of catching and I've caught bigger. Any thing over about 1 1/2 is a decent perch in my book. I tend to either spin or float fish for my perch. Try a small 2 inch toby type lure they usually work a treat - well they do for me. Maggots or lob worm - or a combination - are very good on the float. Set it a couple of inches off bottom and then keep trying slightly higher in the water every 10 minutes or so if no bites are forthcoming. Target nice weedy areas as this is where large perch - which are generally solitary - like to lie and ambush prey.

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    David Will Guest

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    I like to fish with a sunk float paternoster with minnows or Gudgeon as bait and a lobworm on a simple running paternoster on the other rod. I feed small amounts of red maggots on a little and often basis. I like to fish near cover.Bite indication is a scaled down drop off (home made) on the livebait rig and the lightest bobbin i can get away with on the lobworm rod. Again this is home made from a colourful pen outer.Thin round highlighter pens are ideal with a gold label indicater clip glued in.I also rate whizzo choppie mix groundbait. Like the maggots used little and often.If Pike are a problem use toothy critter z thread wire traces.(10lb)It does not seem to put them off. Hooks i like are Kamasan B175 but any long shank model will do. Bear in mind low light values bring Perch on the feed.Early morning or dusk as a second best. Well done on your new P.B. here's to an even bigger one.

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    Philip Inzani Guest

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    Loads of different rigs will work but I agree with David that fishing early or late can be the ace in the pack. Right on Dark or just before sunrise and don't be afraid to fish literally under the rod tip.

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    Jonathan Faro Guest

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    Cheers, the only problem with the unhooking was the hook almsot dissapeared in it's mouth so I ahd to get hold of it without getting hold of the perchs skin, it was on a unhooking mat so it cma to know halm and swum off nicley. Dusks going to be good for me once I get a job, I'm going down to the lake on thursday and friday and possibly saturday so I will try again then, I'm in essex and was on Olivers lake which is controled by Colchester ngling preservation society

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    Jon


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    Garry Sutcliffe Guest

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    there a ******* unhookin them they swallow them to there assies mostly

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    Jonathan Faro Guest

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    True, true but when I target them again I'm going to use bigger hooks and dig myself some lob worms

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    Jonathan Faro Guest

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    True, true but when I target them again I'm going to use bigger hooks and dig myself some lob worms

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    Garry Sutcliffe Guest

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    my biggist was 2lb last week on the leeds and livapool canal i used double red with single white good luck with th perch

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