Perch Fishing Through The Leaves – Difficult Conditions, But Did I Catch?

Working from home again, I had a late morning session on a local canal this time round, as opposed to the very early starts I’ve been having recently.

As you can see from the lead image, the surface of the canal was covered in leaves. I fished by brickwork and dropped the lead no more than six inches from the side itself.

I had a few plucks that didn’t develop, and then I struck into what felt like very good perch, but both slipped the hook.

It came good in the end

Only there for an hour, I didn’t have the luxury of sitting it out to avoid a blank. However, it all came good in the end.

I used the Greys rod for the first time as a non-spinning rod in yesterday’s session. I’m impressed and I’m going to stick with it.

It has the benefit of a small rod (six feet) which was ideal today, fishing so close in, but if I do hook something decent then it has the beef to deal with it.

I found a clear spot to return the fish

I fished with a Greys G Lite spinning rod (4-8lb) and a Shimano DL2500FA reel.

Maxima Chameleon 4lb line went straight through to a Drennan Super Specialist size 16 hook.

The hook length was created by a 5mm bead and a size 6 shot. The lead was a 1/4 ounce bomb.

I fished with double maggot and fed brown crumb and loose maggots.