Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

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Re: Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

Post by Mark » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:43 pm

What lovely perch, well done Leveller.
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Re: Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

Post by MrChubby » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:33 pm

Lovely fish Leveller.
A similar thing happened to me today. I'd never caught a two pound Perch before, but today I caught two! The first came in at 2lb 1oz, followed about twenty minutes later with another of exactly 2lb. Definitely not the same fish either, despite what my other half thinks. Both on prawn, floatfished just off the bottom in the margins of a local pond.
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Post by Kingfisher » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:46 pm

Lovely fish, I love perch. My biggest is only three inches but after being told that perch of 3lb+ reside in the pool I now fish, I can't wait to target them. I watched as the littlens jumped out of the water today, scattering as a predator crashed amongst their schole. In quiet contemplation, I day-dreamed of catching a whopping great sergeant, then my float shot under. You'll find out what it was in my write up later. :Wink:

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Post by Santiago » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:05 pm

Well done! Perch really are the most beautiful when big!
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Re: Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

Post by Snape » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:24 pm

MrChubby wrote:Lovely fish Leveller.
A similar thing happened to me today. I'd never caught a two pound Perch before, but today I caught two! The first came in at 2lb 1oz, followed about twenty minutes later with another of exactly 2lb. Definitely not the same fish either, despite what my other half thinks. Both on prawn, floatfished just off the bottom in the margins of a local pond.
They do go around in shoals so if you get one you'll likely get several. My local pond can yield five 2lb'ers in the hour and half before dusk. Must get out there soon (once Oct comes).
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Re: Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

Post by Chris Bettis » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:04 am

Remember what Dick Walker said, a big Perch is the biggest fish of all. Was he right or was he right!

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Post by Leveller » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:42 pm

Cheers lads.

I went again to test out more flavours,
I had another good perch but also had an inconvenient accident ,

Some invisible force jammed a barbed hook in my thumb, the previous times this has happened, I've cut the eye off and pulled it through but this one had gone into my thumb nail and the barb was jammed under the nail,

My little pliers were useless and pulling the hook did nothing so, off to A and E stinking of fish, with my centrepin and rod,
Piddling down with rain , four attempts to find a machine to pay £3.50 to park, then waiting in the que and listening to people arguing and basically a break down in communication from "customers" to reception.

You might think I looked and smelt abit out of place, muddy jeans, soaking wet fishing jacked , slime and a rod and reel, but after looking round, the A and E waiting room was like a film set for a zombie flick,

Moaning and groaning, blood, pain the works, (and that was just the staff) so I got the last bit of herbal tea out of my flask and began the wait! Playing guess the injury.
Four hours later......... An ex ray, four injections in my thumb, afew small spurts of blood, I thanked doctor Walsh who was from Gloucester and about twelve years old , picked up my rod and reel and drove home,

Yesterday I did a couple of hours at a local pool with my neighbour , I couldn't tie a loop in the line on account of my thumb, so asked one of the lads, which he kindly did, I've fished this pool (not very often) for about four years and never caught a carp, , , , , just before packing up time, three bream and an army of perch the float dipped and the cane rod bent over, the aerial match centrepin was emptying fast, after the first run, mr carp ran toward the pads under my bank , to my left, the only thing I could do was to pull towards the pads so the carp would go the opposite way, (which it fortunately did) I saw it was a common, not a monster but my first carp, he made a big splash on the top (I think just to get everyone's attention) before he parted with me! I could hear laughter, and I remembered why I stopped carp fishing,
On the way out, my buddies start to point out that I shouldn't be losing fish etc etc, I wasn't going to say anything but when I pointed out the weakest part of the tackle was the loop slipping! The jovialities stopped,
"Oh no I'm really sorry about that" , I pointed out that apart from the fish still having the hook, it's just one of those things and anyway I couldnt tie the loop because of my thumb.
If it had been a big perch I would have killed him and buried him in the woods.

I was actually chuffed to bits just to have connection and at least my landing net wouldn't stink on the way home.

Yeah so careful with the barbed hooks, I'm sure a lot of you will have suffered this inconvenient injury before, just go steady!!

Ps, I can verify that I felt no pain , only resistance!

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Post by Harry » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:02 pm

Nice one Leveller.... Cracking Perch..... :Thumb: I was out with Pacman this weekend.... a stunning blank, but a great social...!
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

Post by Leveller » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:33 pm

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Another Session after the stripeys, it's safe to say I'm very happy!
2:5oz being the biggest
There were three of us fishing yesturday, my bait was tweaked with two flavours, the same as my previous visits, to here and the river, one of the other chaps (unbeknown to him) had one flavour added and the other used neat bait.

I started catching straight away, including a chub from the canal which is a first for any of us, most of my fish being perch!
The other lads were catching but at a much slower rate, the secret single flavour, pulling only perch!

Then after an hour, the barges stared ploughing through mixing it all up! And the guy next to me (neat bait) started catching .
I think I shall come back when it's a lot colder and hopefully the boats won't be as busy.
Best of luck fellow perchers!

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Re: Perch, the biggest fish of all, ,,,,,,, twice!

Post by Leveller » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:31 pm

Bluelabel wrote:Nice one Leveller.... Cracking Perch..... :Thumb: I was out with Pacman this weekend.... a stunning blank, but a great social...!
Pm mister blue label. :tea:

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