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19.12.16 Lake perch

Posted by The Flying Tench , 19 December 2016 · 0 views

10.30am - 12.15pm  AT 5 degC  WT 6 degC
 
A cold day, but this high stock density local lake fished well in the past on a cold day so I though I had a chance. I didn't fish my normal time of dusk as rain was forecast in the afternoon. The question was, what should I try for, the roach or perch? Since my two baits of maggot and prawn could attract both it was partly an academic question, though I fished tight to a bush with the perch in mind.
 
I started float fishing maggot, but the small fish were more active than I expected in the cold, so I soon switched to prawn. I had one small perch, then a nice one of 2lb 9oz, then I lost one perhaps a fraction smaller. The first 2 bites came immediately after I cast in, so they took it 'on the drop'. This had me wondering how frequently you should cast when perch fishing - I will start a thread on this. I re-cast about every 5 minutes.
 
Then it started to rain, so I left a bit sooner than planned, nevertheless pleased with my catch.




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