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Perch and roach from a small pond

I haven’t forgotten about tench but I’ve enjoyed my recent small pond sessions so much, that’s where I fished this time.

Plus, time was tight so an hour to spare was always going to be potentially more profitable after perch on a smaller venue rather than pursuing tincas on a big lake.

Fishing with a small waggler and two red maggots on a size 14 hook, I did well with a few roach and lots of perch.

It was shallow, clear water and the fish were very obliging.

I needed the landing net as well, which is always an encouraging sign when the car is smelly on the return journey home.

Perch and roach from a small pond