VENUE IN­SIDER

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

Spec­i­men hunter and venue ex­pert Phil Tay­lor says... Tackle: “I use 0.08mm braided reel line tied to a 6lb flouro leader 1ft-2ft long. At­tached to this is a size 4 E-S-P Drop­shot hook with a worm nicked on. Be­low this, at the bot­tom of the leader, is a DAM rolling drop shot lead usu­ally around 5g-7g in weight, de­pend­ing on flow and depth.” Bait: “Rather than use a small lure for drop shot­ting, I hook a lob­worm straight on. Twitch­ing the rod as you would when drop shot­ting will cause the worm to move er­rat­i­cally, and this is al­most cer­tain to draw the at­ten­tions of nearby big perch.” Tac­tics: “Big perch are op­por­tunist feed­ers and will snap up a bait in an in­stant if it is placed nearby. If you don’t get a bite within five min­utes it’s time to move on. Be pre­pared to try up­wards of 15 dif­fer­ent swims in a day in or­der to find the fish and keep the bites com­ing.”

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