perch

LRF tackle and techniques cross over perfectly for freshwater species. None more so than the beautiful Perch. Over the past few years, more and more freshwater anglers have tried – and enjoyed – an ultralight approach to their lure fishing for Perch, many adopting LRF tackle and techniques. Subsequently, Dropshot and Micro Jigging have become hugely popular for Perch. Perch offer the LRF angler a fantastic target during the colder months of the year, when our coastline is at its quietest.

Fishing The Frozen Canal

Kennet & Avon Perch

With a crappy forecast ruling out the boat this weekend, Dan and I headed to a remote section of the Kennet & Avon canal for spot of Perch fishing. Read more

Oxford Thames

Oxford Thames Pike
Masa with large Thames Perch

With the bass and zander ticked off already, Masa and I had the whole of Saturday afternoon free. We had the choice of pretty much anywhere to fish south of The Midlands, on our way back home. Masa had the first idea. To fish Oxford. Read more

Perch on HTO Creatures

Perch on Orange HTO Bug-ga

With an icy cold wind chilling the canal I thought the Perch might need a bigger meal to get them moving today. So I spent the afternoon with HTO’s creature baits – the Bug-ga and the Paddle Bug. Read more

K&A Grand Slam

Completed the K&A Grand Slam today. Perch, Pike and Ruffe. Biggest Perch went 37cm.

Neko For Perch

Perch on Neko Rig

A change is as good as a rest, so this weekend I grabbed a packet of the AquaWave Straight, some nail weights and hooks, and spent some time on the canal fishing the Neko Rig. Read more

41cm 3lb 2oz Perch

3lb 2oz Canal Perch

Over the moon! Certainly the longest Perch I’ve had out the Kennet & Avon Canal. 41cm to the fork. 3lb 2oz. In beautiful condition. Where has she been hiding all this time?!

Lure was the HTO Flail. This time in orange. An active decision on colour after seeing how well Dan did on worm imitations the week before.

Chasing Perch & Pike

40cm Perch

With the weather all over the place in recent weeks it’s been frustrating trying to find any consistency in catches. Some locations have offered up huge shoals of smaller Perch, but until today the bigger 30+ fish have been few and far between. Read more

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