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Duebel
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Picture perfect perch

Post by Duebel » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:35 am

I had been looking forward to this day for weeks, angling from dusk till dawn trying to catch perch, zander and pike.
10 fishermen met yesterday morning to explore a beautiful stretch of the river Main in northern Bavaria.

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Whereas the other anglers were all equipped with modern tackle, our fellow member Trotter and I added a traditional twist to the event.

To cut a long story short - despite beeing guided by one of the syndicate's bailiffs (who blanked), it wasn't the most successful day. I trotted a deadbait through many very promising swims without any sight of a fish, so around noon I switched to my DAM split cane spinning rod and a Mitchell 358, mounted a little lure that I had fiddled together the night before and caught this beauty at my second cast.

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Later I caught his little brother on a vintage Mepps spinner - at least I didn't blank.

The most successful angler of the day caught 5 pike, two zander and a perch - the perfect predator tripple, but I caught the picture perfect perch!
Greetings from Bamberg
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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by JW1 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:22 am

Indeed, a little beauty, bet you didn't even have to say cheese.

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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Luga00 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:59 pm

Stunning fish, well done Martin!
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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Paul D » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:49 am

Wonderful Martin, what a lovely coloured fish. :cheers:
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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Moley » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:45 am

Pretty.......

As ever,.......

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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Duebel » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks for the kind comments, gentlemen!

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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Santiago » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:11 pm

Well done that man! All being well I will catch a few myself this weekend.
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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Duebel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:19 pm

Santiago wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:11 pm
Well done that man! All being well I will catch a few myself this weekend.
Good luck with that, Trevor! I went fishing for two hours today, using spinners, my homemade lure and some soft lures. Perch didn't like any of it today. I caught an asp though. (You'll find information on this species here: http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... lit=Aspius)
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Re: Picture perfect perch

Post by Santiago » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:48 pm

They didn't like anything last weekend. I think it was down to a change in the weather and a northerly wind. Hopefully, by Saturday I will have a few new lures to tempt them with!
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