Spombing maggots rig
A Spomb isn’t just a tool for carp anglers. It also deserves a place in any perch angler’s armoury. Effective perch baits such as maggots, chopped worm, casters and chopped prawns are easy enough to feed close in. Feeding accurately at any sort of distance is tricky, though. A Spomb allows you to quickly build a tight bed of bait at any range. This is a great edge on commercial waters when fishing close to island features. And don’t worry about the noise it makes. Perch, like all predators, are curious and will be attracted to any disturbance, particularly if it involves food or prey. One thing to remember when legering for perch is to use light bobbins set with a long drop. When you get a bite, wait until the bobbin cracks into the rod and either holds or the fish starts to take line. Otherwise it could just be a big line bite which perch are known to give.