Monday, 9 September 2013
Another Saturday and another chance to wet the line on one of the smaller club lake. This was the place to go with the idea of catch some of the perch that lurk beneath the depth.
The day started off well enough with a lovely perch of just under a 1lb, but alas the perch fishing didn't go to plan.
The chopped worm ground bait with a huge lobworm or a bunch of dendrobaena as hook bait was simply too much of a temptation for the resident carp. But whilst not being my chosen species, they provided great sport on light tackle.
I fished the whole day and managed a few small perch, the odd roach and crucian carp, plus another 3 small carp.
I then switched onto the ultra light lure rod and managed another half a dozen perch to a pound on a mepps spinner.
The highlight of the day was loaning this setup to a young lad who is a regular visitor to the lake for the carp. On seeing the rod, he asked to have a try. He loved it, and hooked and lost a monster perch. I think he is know changing him mind on what rod he's asking for his birthday.