20 February 2013

Canal Perching

After last weeks pike action we were expecting a little more of the same this weekend but it didn't quite work out as we had planned. The pike just didn't seem to be interested in our lures this week and apart from a single pike of 77cm that Sam caught on the Friday afternoon, our efforts on Saturday were fruitless. With a blank looming it was time to change tack and focus on the perch instead. Thankfully the perch were much more obliging and we quickly caught a few fish, the best of which was 37cm.

Sam's Set-up:
Rod: Cormoran ULX 1-9g
Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4 2500
Line: Sunline 8lb super PE braid
Lures: Various soft plastic lures

My Set-up:
Rod: Major Craft Solpara 7' 3" (0.5-5g) Solid Tip
Reel: Shimano Rarenium FA CI4 2500
Line: Sunline Rockbite FC 3lb
Lures: Various soft plastic lures