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I like nothing better then small lures for perch and chub. With the gyms been closed I've bought my licence and out this afternoon for a few hours on the canal and maybe a small river. 

Anyone had a chuck about yet 

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did some jigging and drop shotting, but decided to have a go with a couple of wagglers I bought today , so I will give the canal's a whirl soon. trouble is that I have noticed a lot more human traffic on the path's now more bikes more walkers joggers dog walkers , so I will try and find a stretch as far away as possible, good luck.

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Yes I have notice more cars parked up with folks setting out on walks. 

Fished a few hours today, 8 small perch but a lot of miles covered. So hard work for the fish. 2 pegs produced the fish and the other 3 miles there and back not a sign 

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Fox shads at first but nothing at all, switched to a small salmo hornet crank bait and used that for the 8 fish. 

I love using the crank baits, these are tiny with just one treble hook on 

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Another hard few hours, 6 small perch and lost a lovely bigger perch at my feet on a lure I had put on to try it as it was still in the box and I had bought it yrs ago and never got around to using it. I was gutted and went home then 

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  • 3 weeks later...

At the start of this debacle I decided to have a concerted effort Perch fishing.

Although there are decent Perch locally,  up to 3+ lb all I was picking up was palm sized  Perch and loads of Hammer Handle Jacks.

Sod it, the Pike gear came back out and after half a dozen casts, ironically,  I lost a Perch of about 2.5lb on a Bomber 7" lure.

What followed was weeks and weeks of Hammer Handles and I'd lost hope of catching a fish over 3lb.

Yesterday 8 pm was running a lure tight along the edge of a lilly pad and a mid double took it, did a spectacular tail walk and was gone. Gutted.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've been doing a bit on my local ashby canal and the river anker. Had 9 zander (small schoolies up to 1.5 lb) lost one a bit bigger at the net and a decent perch last night so was happy with that. Loving the lure dibbling as its something i can keep the kit in the car and just do an hour when i get time...

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