I have been following this chap, Fred Irvine Angler on Instagram and one of his posts got me thinking about perch fishing. Forbes of Kingennie have recently opened up a new coarse pond containing these little devils… …Seeing as though we were at a loose end, Rachael and I thought we would take a short trip up the road and try a new method to ensnare a few stripeys.
I made a phone call to my mate Les, who I know is right into his LRF (light rock fishing) tactics and thought that drop-shotting for the voracious critters would be ideal. He has a multitude of lures, plastic worms, jellies, shads and other lovely fishing toys so shortage of gear would not be a problem. Our 7ft Berkley Cherrywood Pro (7-22g) rods would do the job nicely. These are such a versatile little rod to use and I would thoroughly recommend one for any tackle bag.
We had a challenge in winkling anything out above 4 ounces but that’s not the point. Either the fish were in spawning mode or they were put off by the open day held for kids. Another possibility is that Fred Irvine had them all! A lot of noise and excitement was being had by all but it was good to see people having fun learning and enjoying a great past time.
If you are thinking about giving it a shot then tickets are £7.00 for the day (adults).
Although the weather was chillier than the sunshine belied, we all had a great few hours catching, and a new method was studied and logged in the memory banks for later