Perch Fishing On The Middle Severn

As an all-rounder, whether it’s tactics, species, venue or even tackle and bait, doing something different most certainly keeps the passion fresh as far as I’m concerned.

This time round, a session on the middle Severn, in Shropshire, saw a number of perch on the bank. They weren’t massive fish, with the lead image the largest, but it was great fun.

Tackle was a Fox Barbel Special 11’ rod and an Okuma Zeon reel. The 6lb Maxima Chameleon went straight through.

The six-inch hook-length was created by a size 6 Dinsmores shot and a 5mm ESP bead. The cage feeder was a Drennan 15g and the hook a Drennan Super Specialist size 10. 

I fished worm on the hook and filled the cage feeder with brown crumb and red maggots.

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  1. I grew up during one of the perch disease eras (perch pandemic in new speak?) so unlike most anglers I didn’t catch many perch as a kid. I still regard a perch of any size as a bonus and as I’m currently mainly using bread and sweetcorn as baits I’ve not caught one yet in 2020! So keep on perching.


    1. Yes, me too, Clive, remember the perch disease and its effects in the sixties – and beyond. Hopefully nothing like that ever returns.