on small rivers you wont beat chopped worm and maggot with half a lobworm on the hook tipped with a red maggot....unless you want to go the lure/deadbait/live bait route.Perch novice really, fish mainly rivers with access to the Ouse, Kennet and Loddon
Not sure what method/baits to try out, swims to try, please advise.
pole and bait dropper best method for hitting bites, then a buoyant float on rod and line then next if needs must a running bomb feeding with bait dropper and last resort chopped worm/maggot feeder
perch are similar to chub in liking structure and snags but don't like the flow as much. also as it gets colder deeper swims work best.