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    Re: Perch Chat

    Wishing all FishingMagic contributors a Very Happy Christmas and New Year, and all your Perch captures are Whoppers in 2019!!

    Bob
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    Re: Early mornings

    Over the years I have had lots of Pike at just before and just after first light and because I have to travel on the biggest Car Park (M25) in Britain, its worth starting out early to get to some...
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    Re: Perch Chat

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    Lea Navigation Perch
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    Re: Perch Chat

    Plenty I would imagine Philip, knowing where they and getting permission to fish those bits of rivers are two different things !!

    For my sins I use to work in ERDE when I could not get a winter...
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    Re: Perch Chat

    Philip,

    There is a lot of water that does not get fished, ERDE, the Relief Channel at places like above the North Lagoon and above Landridge, the section below Hooks Marsh and areas above Enfield...
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    Re: Perch Chat

    I use the biggest hooks I can get away with, usually 8s, but for lives I use 6s !!
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    Rob, There's a Chub book coming up, a pencil drawing would be great !!

    9lbs of Chub !!
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    Re: Perch Chat

    59455944Thought you might be interested in this book, all sold out now so not advertising !!
  9. Thread: Sad news

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    Re: Sad news

    Very Sad news, RIP Graham-you will be missed !!

    Condolences to the family.

    Bob
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    Re: Perch Chat

    But will keep you updated on this thread if I catch anything worth reporting !!

    Bob
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    Re: Perch Chat

    John, going to give it a miss this year!!

    Bob
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    Re: Perch Chat

    I do more or less the same John, plus dead maggots, I intend to try small deadbaits when I get back on the water !!

    Bob
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    Re: Perch Chat

    John,

    Here in the south east it's dry, in fact its the driest place in the country and the Perch have been hard to hook on all baits, but as the light fades they have become increasingly more...
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    Philip, thanks for your kind words, it was just a silly accident, I have a light trolley and was only moving to the next swim, what an idiot I was !!

    Prawns are an underestimated bait and work...
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    Perch Chat

    I have not done a lot of Perch fishing this season, two more heart attacks and a long lay off from driving has seen to that, but I did go on the 1st October, I managed 3 to just below 2lbs, my last...
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    Re: ET Bite alarms

    I have had a number of ET bite alarms and the Billy's backbiters, both are okay and do a good job, if used in conjunction with a front bite alarm !!

    Bob
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    Re: Livebaiting for Perch

    Dave, just Goggle it- Pike Fly Trace- Tuf-Line was one, I don't know its still going, they all seem to come from America.

    Bob
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    Re: Livebaiting for Perch

    Okay, Wire does not put Perch Off, it reduces hook ups, Braid, Fluro or Mono is no good if there are Pike about, I have had numerous bite offs, I use a Pike Fly braid with woven in wire and have...
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    Re: BIG PERCH Challenge V111. 2018/19

    Good Luck to all for the 2018/19 challenge, I would like to think I could better my 2017/18 best Perch, but it's unlikely, but I keep trying !!

    Bob
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    Re: New rods

    Have a look at the Prologic range !!
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    Re: What do Zander eat?

    Well done Ray, Zander are my bogey species and I have never had a double, lots of 9s, but never made it over that line !!

    Bob
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Brilliant Mark, well done-Bob
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    Re: What do Zander eat?

    S, you are quite correct, it most certainly would not raise an eyebrow, there is an argument that said its only doing what nature does and the banning of live baiting is the thin edge of the wedge,...
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    Re: Runnings v semi-fixed. Popularity

    Philip, I have fished slack lines at distance, but only when using a heavy running lead, that way although the indicator is hanging slack it rises to the vertical as it being pulled through the...
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    Re: What do Zander eat?

    I have caught quite a few Zs by design and when Pike or Perch fishing, they much prefere live bait, especially skimmer bream, although I have caught them on everything from Gudgeon to small Perch,...
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