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Chris, when you're fishing for big perch with lobs, how, how often, and how much do you feed? I'd be very interested in your reply :)

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Chris, when you're fishing for big perch with lobs, how, how often, and how much do you feed? I'd be very interested in your reply :)

 

Nothing at all!!! Well no worms anyways - a sprinkling of red maggots is all I put in. Will keep the maggots going in on a little and often approach - VERY little if its a cold day on the canal! My mate Paul will often put in some chopped worm with some mashed bread soaked in worm extract - can't say I've noticed him doing any better than my approach! :D My 3lber on Saturday was caught without any pre-baiting at all - and in the first 5mins of fishing the swim.

 

 

C.


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Nothing at all!!! Well no worms anyways - a sprinkling of red maggots is all I put in. Will keep the maggots going in on a little and often approach - VERY little if its a cold day on the canal! My mate Paul will often put in some chopped worm with some mashed bread soaked in worm extract - can't say I've noticed him doing any better than my approach! :D My 3lber on Saturday was caught without any pre-baiting at all - and in the first 5mins of fishing the swim.

 

 

C.

 

That's interesting, and also what I do. On the waters I fish I find that loosefeed (especially chopped worm) just fills your swim up with crays. Maybe that can be a good thing sometimes, but it makes the fishing very frustrating. I have read articles where people fill their swim in with chopped worm, and have often wondered what effect that would have, but have never tried it.

 

I sometimes pull a worm into 3 bits and scatter that about a bit, but nothing more.

 

Do you also find that the first fish from a swim is often the biggest?


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A lovely fish, Chris, and a solid foundation for the forthcoming Perch season.

 

We had a pretty similar experience on Sunday. Left the house at 4am to try a completely new venue out for specimen Perch potential. We really mean business this winter.

 

First fish of a fairly quiet day came in at exactly 3lb 4oz. What a scrap. Unfortunately, I lost a real screamer shortly before this fish, due to the hook turning back into the bait.

 

 

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Can't wait to get back there. By Christ do the fish fight hard!

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A lovely fish, Chris, and a solid foundation for the forthcoming Perch season.

 

We had a pretty similar experience on Sunday. Left the house at 4am to try a completely new venue out for specimen Perch potential. We really mean business this winter.

 

First fish of a fairly quiet day came in at exactly 3lb 4oz. What a scrap. Unfortunately, I lost a real screamer shortly before this fish, due to the hook turning back into the bait.

 

 

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Can't wait to get back there. By Christ do the fish fight hard!

 

Sharkbyte cracking Perch and congrats to Mr Plumb also you have both put down a significant marker for the rest of us to try to equal ,They do put up a good account of themselves on balanced tackle but sadly most of my decent ones fell to Pike rods as accidental captures :wallbash: .

This rain should improve things on my local venues,just as well as they or more likely me have been dire so far Steve.

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We are not putting it back it is a lump now put that curry down and go and get the scales

have I told you abouit the cruise control on my Volvo ,,,,,,,bla bla bla Barder rod has it come yet?? and don`t even start me on Chris Lythe :bleh::icecream:

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Lovely looking fish Sharkebyte - really great colouration....

 

 

C.


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Inspired by the fantastic sight of Chris and Wayne's great big perch, I'm doing something tomorrow I've only ever done once before - getting up in the dark (5.30 to be exact :headhurt: ) so I can be quietly set up and settled into a swim for dawn. I kind of hope I blank so I can write it off as madness and go back to the civility of dusk :D


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Inspired by the fantastic sight of Chris and Wayne's great big perch, I'm doing something tomorrow I've only ever done once before - getting up in the dark (5.30 to be exact :headhurt: ) so I can be quietly set up and settled into a swim for dawn. I kind of hope I blank so I can write it off as madness and go back to the civility of dusk :D

 

 

Snap - I'll be doing the same - planning to have a couple of hours on the canal and be home for breakfast..... :rolleyes:

 

 

C.

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Snap - I'll be doing the same - planning to have a couple of hours on the canal and be home for breakfast..... :rolleyes:

 

 

C.

 

And a FANTASTIC little session it was too! Fished from 1st light (around 0645) till 0900. First cast produced a small pike.

 

2nd fish - and first perch of the morning was this fatty.....

 

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All 3lb 11oz of it - a new PB :clap:

 

By 0730 I'd added another 3lber (3.03) a 2 and a 1½ chub. Bites defintely slowed as it got lighter - twas a cloudless sky - so a very bright morning - but still managed a couple more either side of 2lb!

 

C.


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