3 August 2012

Knocked off my Perch

I was watching Matt Hayes last night fishing Eyebrook reservoir catching some huge perch by spinning soft plastic lures , kind of got me in the mood for some stripy action. So i thought i'd try out my local wee pond this evening. I decided instead of the usual trout sized lures like wooly buggers etc, to give some saltwater sized flies a bash , i packed a few size 4 clousers and surf candies in white and a few in  black. I started off with the clousers but it was slow a change to a white surf candy seemed right up there street.
i then changed to a smaller surf candy and they came thick and fast but just wee fish , so i decided to go back to the size 4 , and then something much bigger took hold , this it felt totally differant then i saw it,  a huge perch, then it thrashed  and was gone arghhhhh!I reckon he might have gone 3lb.

About halve an hour later i did manage a nice'ish  fish a small consolation. i'll be back for him though!


  1. Nice perch Col, bad luck losing the biggie. Thats a really nice pond to have on your doorstep, im still scouting for something similar throuh here.

  2. cheers Douglas, cant think of much ponds Embra way. maybe fettes pond? Dunsappie, st margarets?think there might be one by Spylaw too?

  3. There is no fishing allowed at dunsapie or st mags
    but there are a few dotted about I can go look at, fingers crossed.