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  1. #21
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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Shush... Shush...

    I'm currently in second place and in line for the £75 runner up prize
    Prizes?

    3-10 won't be good enough I'm sure, Friday I'm after a 5 pounder.

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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Shush... Shush...

    I'm currently in second place and in line for the £75 runner up prize
    75p if you're lucky. Collection only from SW Herts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s63 View Post
    Prizes?

    3-10 won't be good enough I'm sure, Friday I'm after a 5 pounder.
    Interesting??

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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    I had one today, it was only a little bit smaller than the maggot.

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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    75p if you're lucky. Collection only from SW Herts....

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    Interesting??
    What I go after and what I get are normally totally different.

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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    I haven't spent a lot time targeting perch. I caught my first big perch a couple of weeks ago, when fishing for bream on a new venue. There wasn't any signs on the riverbank indicating that anyone had fished the venue for years.

    I fished worms on the bottom. I was truly delighted when this obese fellow showed up


    1140 gram and only 40 cm. He hardly had facial features at all. More like a ball with fins. The fattest fish I've ever caught.

    Since then I have fished my usual venues for perch, and caught a lot of 450 to 600 gram fish. On worms dragged along the bottom. Many of them were hooked very deeply, which took away quite a lot of the joy catching them.

    From reports I have discovered that almost all of the big perch caught this year have been caught on jigs. And some on dropshot tecniques. I have decided to learn this style of fishing. I will start with dropshoting lobworms and (dead) bleak. Which I believe will reduce the risk of deephooking. Where I live, livebait is banned by law, and is therefore not an option. Then I will go on to try jigfishing with softbaits.

    I have bought two polish made jigrods (Dragon Fishmaker II Sensitive jig) to use for my perch adventure. I'm quite exited about this project, and are looking forward to a more active style of fishing than what I'm used to.

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    Added in proof: I have posted in the wrong thread. I was supposed to go in the Big Perch — a few thoughts-thread. Can anyone move it where it was supposed to go?
    Last edited by Harvey; 07-10-2015 at 21:03.
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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    I haven't spent a lot time targeting perch. I caught my first big perch a couple of weeks ago, when fishing for bream on a new venue. There wasn't any signs on the riverbank indicating that anyone had fished the venue for years.

    I fished worms on the bottom. I was truly delighted when this obese fellow showed up


    1140 gram and only 40 cm. He hardly had facial features at all. More like a ball with fins. The fattest fish I've ever caught.

    Since then I have fished my usual venues for perch, and caught a lot of 450 to 600 gram fish. On worms dragged along the bottom. Many of them were hooked very deeply, which took away quite a lot of the joy catching them.

    From reports I have discovered that almost all of the big perch caught this year have been caught on jigs. And some on dropshot tecniques. I have decided to learn this style of fishing. I will start with dropshoting lobworms and (dead) bleak. Which I believe will reduce the risk of deephooking. Where I live, livebait is banned by law, and is therefore not an option. Then I will go on to try jigfishing with softbaits.

    I have bought two polish made jigrods (Dragon Fishmaker II Sensitive jig) to use for my perch adventure. I'm quite exited about this project, and are looking forward to a more active style of fishing than what I'm used to.
    That is a beautiful fish Harvey, someone has to top my 3-10, it is the ugly duckling compared to these smaller beauties.

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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Quote Originally Posted by s63 View Post
    Prizes?

    3-10 won't be good enough I'm sure, Friday I'm after a 5 pounder.
    Couldn't even manage 5ozs let alone 5lb, a nice 8lb common and losing a huge Sturgeon did make the day interesting. Another attack next week with a different approach, off to find some molehills.

  8. #28

    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Any reward for biggest and smallest in same session? These two are obviously twins separated at birth.



  9. #29
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    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Still the bridesmaid I'm afraid... But slowly closing in!

    3lb 2ozs...


  10. #30
    binka Guest

    Default Re: BIG PERCH Challenge 2015/6.

    Back filling again

    3lb 1ozs, float, worm/maggot cocktail...




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