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I’ve been wanting to catch some decent Perch for some while but haven’t done anything about it but I think I might have stumbled on some decent fish and want to give it a go. Problem is I do not process a light rod and haven’t a clue where to start. At the risk of starting another “what rod” thread i’m asking.....what rod! Any suggestions please, i’d prefer 12ft and two piece but open to advice. I’m likely to be using small livebaits but worm may we’ll come into the frame as well. Intend float fishin’.....
Can only speak from personal experience and the one I have is the 13ft compact plus.
Fabulous whether catching roach and dace or bigish chub. Has even handled a good few barbel to just short of 10lb.
Very light, lovely action and very convenient being able to leave tackled up.
Would be perfect for big Perch I'd say.
Thank our Paul, thanks Neil. I live not too far from The Tackle Box so will take a butchers! I’ll phone round local tackle shops who might have the Acolytes to look at as well. The TB rods are very good value which could tick the right box as I don’t see them getting used extensively....cheers fella’s
I was using my Darent Valley Avon quiver for perch yesterday and got seen off big time by a barbel that took a fancy to worm, 5lb hooklink couldn't take the strain! Made up for it later when this 2.10 beauty took a 5" bleak fished on the same rod.