Small but perfectly formed, my favourite species
Not that I need an excuse to go fishing, but with maggots still in the fridge from a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to use them up before they started to turn to casters.
I fished a pool with a small waggler and two white maggots on a size 14 hook.
I was after perch and although we tend to think of the colour red when targeting them, I often go for white maggots.
Fishing close to lilies, I couldn’t get as tight as I wanted due to the wind that made casting difficult at times.
I was still able to present the bait though and I trickled loose maggots in on a regular basis.
It wasn’t the ideal time for perch fishing, as I much prefer dawn and dusk, but when I don’t have a choice I just go anyway.
I caught lots of small fish, all perch and all perfectly formed.
My favourite species. What’s yours and why?