Saturday, 30 June 2012

New location, new PB perch!

Thought I would catch up with a post of my new PB perch. I had been told of a water that is rumoured to hold some very good sized perch. I really enjoy perch fishing, so decided to give it a go. It was very windy, and the lake for its size was quite busy with lots of lads fishing for the large head of carp that the lake holds. So I settled a swim out he way a little and started to prebait with red maggot and some choppie.
After about 30 mins I introduced my rigs, whilst feeding on regular basis. I waited about an hour before my float bounced and then dissapppeared. Slowly I tightened down and then hit into the fish. It flew off, in fact I thought it was a carp! As I knew the lake had no pike in it, I had only opted for 6lb line straight through. The fight went on for a good 5 mins, which I know to many does not sound that long by for a perch fight I class this as 12,3 minute rounds of professional heavy weight boxing!
When it broke the surface I knew I was in with a chance of a good weight, as though the ones I have caught from the river have been big in length this one looked an overall larger fish. On th esclaes it went 3lb 6oz. A very pleasing first session on a new water...I will be back!

The self take is not great but I like the one on the matt as it had better focus etc.




10 comments:

  1. Well in mate ....your text cheered me up after a gruelling barbel session .....im convince3d that barbel actually hate floodwater !!!!!

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  2. Great Fish Andy. Don't knock yourself out re the photo, it's fine, just that beardy bloke!!!

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  3. Quality Perch mate, do you think they go any bigger in there? Would love to join you in a Sargeant session sometime.

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  4. corking fish and I cant see anything wrong at all with the self take other than its not me holding it!

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  5. Nice fish mate well angled, didn't think they could go that big in tellytubbie land ! lol

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  6. Cheers gents..will update you all if I get a bigger one!

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  7. Well done Andy that is a cracking Perch, just think hoiw big that will go next March!

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  8. Brilliant Perch Andy well done and has already been said nothing wrong with the self take at all.

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