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My turn now...

So, no more fish on loan this week. Least is there to be said, I was back in action once again. With the fine weather conditions, it'll be hard not to catch a fish, let alone something decent. So, there I was, back in the canal where the search for big perch started way back in 2006. In fact, I've not caught anything decent from that stretch of the canal since winter 2007 (apart from some small perch and medium size canal pike).

That week, it was my turn to be back in action again. This 40 cm perch was caught near weed cover on 8 lb Sunline Basic FC fluorocarbon line.

And, so, to hook a perch of that size was something special after a long dry spell. I was fishing with a tiny 1/8 oz spinnerbait with 8 lb test Sunline Basic FC (one of the best value fluorocarbon lines I've fished in years) near some weed cover before the hit. Initially thinking that it was a pike, I just took it easy only to realise it was something else.

The weapons for the job, 1/8 oz spinnerbait, Daiwa Liberto Pixy '04, 8lb Sunline Basic FC fluorocarbon and Palms Elua finesse series bass rod.

How glad was I to be wrong after seeing stripes, which then the real fight actually began. Without wanting to risk loosing the fish, I reeled it in as fast as I could to lip it to safety. So, that was it really, I went, I found and I caught myself a 40 cm perch. Everything just fell into plan. I wonder when the next one would come.

Guess who's had the 40 cm perch on loan this time? Definitely not me.

Till then, keep fishing and thanks for following my blog.
[ 2012/09/09 11:28 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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