IT’S summer – dig out your lure fishing gear! No, I’ve not had a bump on the head, but having read Sam Edmonds’ brilliant perch-catching feature this week I may have to rethink my fishing seasons.
If, like me, you put away your drop shot and lure fishing gear at the first sign of spring, and don’t get it out of the shed until the first October frosts, you could be missing out on a lot of quality fish.
Lure fishing has become a year-round style in the UK and although I regularly use all manner of lures off the rocks while sea fishing in summer, for some reason I’ve never given it a go for coarse fish in the warmer months.
As Sam reveals, it’s fun, it catches a lot of fish, and anyone looking to get kids doing something other than chasing Pokemon or being glued to the TV during the school holidays should take a look at this cool and simple way of fishing.
I was also inspired by Martin Bowler’s roach feature in this issue – the river by me teems with silverfish at the moment, and I know that a bit of time spent in the right place could yield a decent fish or two, or even a nice bag. So now I’m faced with a dilemma – should I follow Sam’s advice and go for a big perch or chub on lures, or try Martin’s tactics and fish for roach on the feeder? Well, there are two days in the weekend…