Few perch from early this week trip topped with 2.13.
Yes, I ended up emailing Andy Horwood who’s their scientific officer, which seemed appropriate. Emailed all the photos I have, so we’ll see what he comes back with.Stuart
I see Steve stopped looking after Wingham lake 6 months ago
But possible contact through them.
Thanks, I did read an article about helicopter rigs but can’t find it now , I’ll have a look at the DysonHi Peter,
Wouldn’t say perch (or rigs for that matter!) are my specialist subject, but for what it’s worth here are my thoughts...
Perch obviously don’t like resistance, so a helicopter rig is probably not your best bet? The tension down the mainline may be resulting in dropped bites before they’ve even had a chance to register on your alarms.
Can be a bit fiddly, but i’ve had good success using the Dyson Rig combined with an open bail arm on the reel, so you’re keeping resistance to an absolute minimum.
All that said, an ‘alarm set up’ will probably always struggle to be as effective as a ‘non-alarm set up’, so it really comes down to choice of approach and a bit of a cost-benefit analysis as to whether the compromised approach is outweighed by other factors - i.e. possibly fishing with more than one rod
Hope some of that’s a help
Paul Garner has a convoluted set up online somewhere. I am a fan of Perch Jesus on YouTube. I have observed him fishing in Oxford - very skilled. I only lure or worm under a float fish for perch in rivers. This winter it's chub only for me. Good luck Peter.Thanks, I did read an article about helicopter rigs but can’t find it now , I’ll have a look at the Dyson