Catch a big perch at Wood­side Fish­ery

Four-pounders are a re­al­is­tic tar­get at Wood­side Fish­ery so why not give these preda­tors a try this com­ing week­end?

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

COM­MER­CIAL match fish­eries are be­com­ing the go-to venues for spec­i­men perch.

With few preda­tors and even fewer an­glers to specif­i­cally tar­get them, the species has be­come more and more abun­dant in wa­ters where the main quarry is typ­i­cally carp.

One such fish­ery in Shrop­shire has be­come so renowned for its perch sport it has at­tracted the at­ten­tions of some of the coun­try’s top spec­i­men an­glers, all keen on land­ing the res­i­dent four-pounders. Wood­side Fish­ery’s four lakes all hold carp and sil­vers, but when the cold weather hits it’s the perch which re­ally come alive.

As part of this week’s perch fish­ing special we have put to­gether a de­tailed in­sight into the fish­ery’s best hotspots to give you ev­ery chance of land­ing a per­sonal best.

CHAR­LIES POOL All the lakes hold perch like this one. (15 PEGS) PERCH HOTSPOT PERCH HOTSPOT There are few fea­tures on this heav­ily-stocked pool, which holds big num­bers of carp and or­na­men­tal fish. How­ever, some of the venue’s biggest stripeys can be found here. Try the cor­ner peg on the barn side, which has pro­duced them to 4lb+. LILY PADS HOUSE POOL (10 PEGS) PERCH HOTSPOT Un­der­rated for its perch fish­ing, this lake does hold the species, and some big ex­am­ples have turned up in nets of sil­ver­fish. This is a bril­liant pond for lots of bites, as it holds a huge head of sil­vers which can make for a great day’s fish­ing in win­ter.

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