Perch Talk.

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sat Dec 29 2018 18:22

Dave Horton wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Dave Horton wrote:
Alan_dalton wrote:
Dave Horton wrote:
Monts wrote:
Yep pleased with that one Dave, off down the river shortly and see if I can grab another couple.
Well I hope you do better than me? I kicked myself up the ar$e and actually went this afternoon. I Paddled the Yak to a spot off the beaten track for the last couple of hours of light. Lip hooked Roach on a size 4 circle (I'm experimenting) under a bobber type float, was dropped in several likely looking spots before I had my first take. Typical Pike take resulted in a Jack of about a pound just holding on to the bait right until I got it to the net. Even as I played this Pike I started developing plans for it! So, quickly, plopped a fresh bait back in the same area. Within minutes it was taken again in an identical looking take? Convinced it was the little Pike and knowing that I was using a circle hook I left the take (what to me, a circles novice) an uncomfortable amount of time before gently winding down. A healthy curve formed in the rod and the Yak even rotated a good deal towards what suddenly felt like a good Perch? Sure enough an absolute clonker of a Perch appeared out of the gloom and I could see that it was hooked right in the scissor but was only attached by a thin membrane. I foolishly eased off a bit and it powered down out of sight before the line went slack and it was gone. The stretch of river rarely does anything over 4lbs 8 oz but this fish really did look 4ish and would have made me smile good and proper!

(I'll have to go back now face)
That's got to be gutting!
These things don't quite muster the feelings of despair they once did, Al.

(But I did manage to throw a few fcuks at myself face)
I dont know whats worse, losing a fish you didnt see and wondering how big it really was, or seeing its big and losing it....sickener Dave, but at least you know where they are now :thumbs:
I know what you mean Mark, I'm still haunted by several fish that just plodded on a long line and came adrift after longer than usual!

(A 40 got caught along the bank from me a few hours later on one of those occasions face)
Yes, a few, both seen, and unseen still haunt me too mate...

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Fish on.... » Wed Jan 30 2019 21:19

Do you guys perch fish when it’s this cold? The piking is hard going at the moment so gonna start mixing things up a bit with some perch and chub sessions
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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Monts » Thu Jan 31 2019 10:20

Yes I do and will be having a go on Saturday. Was a little chilly last down to - 5 but the next two nights are OK. I may get lucky and winkle a fish or two out. It's been cold for around three weeks now so they will be used to it.

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Mike J » Thu Jan 31 2019 10:29

Fish on.... wrote:
Do you guys perch fish when it’s this cold? The piking is hard going at the moment so gonna start mixing things up a bit with some perch and chub sessions

A week ago - 2+ on a feeder and single red from a deep bare midriver channel and a 12oz on the float in midwater alongside structure, same bait.
Not my fish though.

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Fish on.... » Thu Jan 31 2019 10:54

I’ll be heading out shortly, fingers crossed
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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Bardney boy » Sat Feb 16 2019 22:57

I had a day local to me yesterday, fished junkied lob on a hair rig, feeder filled with molehill soil with bits of lob mixed in along with a few red maggots.
Waited all day with nothing to show but when the sun went off the water I landed a pb stripey that went 3-15 on the scales.
Very pleased.

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sat Feb 16 2019 23:44

Bardney boy wrote:
I had a day local to me yesterday, fished junkied lob on a hair rig, feeder filled with molehill soil with bits of lob mixed in along with a few red maggots.
Waited all day with nothing to show but when the sun went off the water I landed a pb stripey that went 3-15 on the scales.
Very pleased.
cracker, well done mate :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Dave Horton » Sun Feb 17 2019 00:57

Bardney boy wrote:
I had a day local to me yesterday, fished junkied lob on a hair rig, feeder filled with molehill soil with bits of lob mixed in along with a few red maggots.
Waited all day with nothing to show but when the sun went off the water I landed a pb stripey that went 3-15 on the scales.
Very pleased.
Nicely done! Would have been a 4 to many an angler!

(I tip my hat face)

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Feb 17 2019 16:27

Congratulations, monster perch
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Tom

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Bardney boy » Sun Feb 17 2019 17:56

What few zed trips I've had this season have been fairly barren affairs so decided to target the Perch for the last few weeks of the season, I sometimes walk around a match water to see what the guys end up weighing in.
One guy did a big two then a fortnight ago a three popped up so decided to try it as don't need telling twice.
Back again maybe later in the week.

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Steve Burke » Sun Feb 17 2019 22:57

Dave Horton wrote:

Nicely done! Would have been a 4 to many an angler!

(I tip my hat face)
Ditto.👍

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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Antony » Thu Feb 21 2019 22:24

I had a lot of fun catching perch out the Trent last year.My best ever was a cracking 4lb 4oz beauty,it was 17.5 inches long and as fat as a pig. I caught it on a plug and it made Fish Of The Week in the Angler’s Mail
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Re: Perch Talk.

Post by Antony » Thu Feb 21 2019 22:27

Biggest one last year
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