Trent sport at a record high

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

“THE sil­ver­fish sport on the River Trent is bet­ter now than in the so-called golden years of the pre-1990s.” And it’s hard to ar­gue with Mark Perkins’s bold state­ment fol­low­ing his cap­ture of this mixed bag of perch and roach.

The im­pres­sive haul was taken while shooting a fea­ture for Angling Times’ sis­ter ti­tle Im­prove Your Coarse Fish­ing at a Ne­wark & District Pis­ca­to­rial Fed­er­a­tion-con­trolled stretch of the Mid­lands wa­ter us­ing mag­got feeder tactics.

“Mag­gots will catch any­thing that swims and you never know what will take the hook­bait next. I’ve caught loads of big bar­bel and chub us­ing mag­got feeder tactics as well as get­ting a host of sil­ver­fish,” said Mark.

“It’s a great tac­tic for get­ting bites in cold, clear wa­ter when the big fish es­pe­cially will back off a large feeder full of pel­lets and fish­meal ground­bait,” he added.

Mark Perkins be­lieves fish­ing has never been as good on the Trent as it is now.

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