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Old 21-12-2009, 08:33
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One of my all time favourite species. They just look so magnificent when they reach BIG sizes. Had a few in the last 3 or 4 years , here's a few pictures, the last one of the really fat fish is so damn annoying as this is the best picture of a totally rotten bunch, the cameraman got my glasses in focus everytime, shame about the fish!!! where was Ponsford that day?










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Old 21-12-2009, 11:35
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Lovely perch Patrick

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Old 21-12-2009, 14:50
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Some nice fish there for sure Patrick
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Old 21-12-2009, 23:34
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Perch of this size seem to look so much more impressive than other species of specimen proportions. Here's my pb of 3.2 which I had earlier this year courtesy of Mr Law, a fine gillie .



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Old 22-12-2009, 07:56
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Some cracking fish gents, really feel the need to get out and try for one of those. They truly are magnificent fish at those weights.

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Old 22-12-2009, 16:30
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some brilliant pics, I'd love a decent perch

I have completely failed in my occassional efforts to catch a good perch. I've never had one over 2lbs, but then I spose I haven't tried that hard and kind of hoped I'd get lucky along the way. I haven't, but I'm gearing/enthusing myself up to try properly.

I bought a small lure rod earlier this season to have a go and haven't tried it yet. my tactics would be a plastic lure tied up about 1 foot/2 foot up the line (with one of those special hooks that sits at 90 degrees pulled through the plastic lure iykwim) from a light bomb on the bottom - if that makes sense.

you cast out and then the bomb holds the lure in the right place while I jig it about and a 5lber completely ignores it thinking wtf? is that meant to fool me?

any advice greatly appreciated!

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Old 22-12-2009, 19:16
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Drop shotting Simon, were you using flouro on the mainline?
I find when the footballers are in that frame of mind then it patys to go through every lure pattern you have in the box until something makes it want to strike out of annoyance if it isnt particularly hungry.
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Old 26-12-2009, 11:49
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I still haven't tried it yet Will, I can't quite drag myself away from Boris. But yes I have flouro spooled up so at some point in the new decade I'll give them a go
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Old 27-12-2009, 23:16
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On the look out for a couple of light leger rods for perch; nothing expensive as i dont have a good track record with good quality rods

The TFG classic avon at 1.2 test looks quite good on paper, but i havent seen any up close. I dont want a quiver feeder, just a light 2 section job for close to med range legering if anyone can recommend one.

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Old 28-12-2009, 08:20
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Paul, the John Wilson Avon rod is good although might be a bit heavy for perch (1.25lb)? Really soft top and great bite detection though. I love mine.
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