Great day today in tough conditions. Had the pleasure of meeting up with Masaaki Fukuoka from Japan. Read more
It was only a quick trial but managed to prove that Perch are interested in skirted jigs. Second cast. Boom! Nice old fish by the looks of it.
Two more lures from Berkley Powerbait that caught my eye. Would be happy using either of these 2-inch lures on the UL for the Perch. Both the Gotam Shad and the Drop Shot Minnow feature holographic flash and bright colours - ideal for the canal.
Being landlocked for the weekend meant a trip to the canal was in order. Unfortunately on arrival I was immediately reminded of the poor water clarity once the boat traffic gets going at this time of year. Disappointed and with confidence knocked I fished on and felt lucky to save the blank with this Perch. Time for a re-think.
New toy alert part 2! I didn't need a new LRF rod and I certainly wouldn't normally opt for a long (8' 6"), heavy (to 10g), tubular tipped rod, but the money was right and in the spirit of my favourite saying of the moment - you don't know what you don't know - I went for something well out of my norm. Read more