Okay, it's closed season, but this bycatch Brown Trout was very welcome after a drought (fish not rain!) More
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.
Pure Fishing, the worldwide distributors of brands like Abu Garcia, Penn and Berkley, has its own giant show for the trade on another date, but they did have a presence at T&G and there were a few items I found interesting.
These 1.5 inch Shrug Minnows look great for LRF. They're from Berkley's Saltwater Powerbait range and come flavoured with the Powerbait formula. Always pleased to see something saltwater specific. This Clear Gold Fleck colour stood out.
Berkley Nanofil is now available in 3 colours. In addition to the White Mist, you can now get Lime Green and Dark Green variants. Have seen mixed feedback on Nanofil as an LRF line but it's certainly an affordable, thin line with low stretch and great sensitivity