I love catching big perch! There are some real monsters in many of our rivers now and one of the best ways to target them is with a pole and lobworms. I always have lobworms in stock and keep them in big buckets of soil, leaves, moss and various items of feed. On big rivers I’ll often take 50-100 lobs with me and I feed them through a baitdropper. Some, I’ll chop into fairly small sections while others will be in bigger sections. Add some casters to bulk out the bait and keep the fish interested. I use a DH12 float for perch fishing with pole gear. This is set up on 0.21mm (9.8lb) mainline with hooklengths from 0.14mm to 0.20mm. The mainline is deliberately kept strong to give me the opportunity to fish for species such as barbel and big chub on some of the rivers I visit. Feed fairly regularly with a baitdropper or via a cup if the flow is steady and use a strong hook and either half or a full lobworm as bait. I don’t use a shot on the hooklength and I vary the depth from as much as 1ft overdepth to 1ft off the bottom. For elastic, I use grey or black Daiwa Hydrolastic through the No.2 and No.3 section of my Airity pole with the No.1 section discarded.