Q How much chopped worm should I feed for perch on canals at this time of year?
AIt’s easy to get carried away and pile in the feed, but you don’t have to feed masses to catch perch in winter. It would be very easy to fill them up with one big potful of bait. Begin by feeding just two lobworms and 10 dendra worms finely chopped into a pulp, to which you can add 20 casters. Finely chopping the worms won’t fill the perch up as rough chunks can. If the perch are at home and you catch, keep on going until the bites die off completely, which will be telling you that you’ve caught the perch which are in the area. Feed the same amount again, rest the swim and return. More fish should have moved in and the name of the game is to carry on ‘fishing it out’. If you’re waiting five minutes for a bite, don’t waste any more time – come off it and fish elsewhere, as it shows that no perch are at home.