Spring is one of the best times to get out, so enjoy it!
I have enjoyed every second of winter and early spring fishing. Before the turn of the year, I set myself the target of a 3lb perch. If you have been following my diaries closely you will have noticed that it all began on the canal where I was lucky enough to tempt several decent sized specimens to 2.12.
The next few months past with hatfuls of stripeys, but I just couldn’t land that prized 3 pounder. That was until the last week or so of the season. I had pinpointed a little pocket on the river Ouse that contained some HUGE specimens. Casting the NED rig around, a newly discovered method, I was to land several stripeys, and two of them broke the 3lb mark – what a result, talk about saved by the bell.
I was also to do some carp fishing in this diary piece. I visited a beautiful syndicate lake in deepest Cambridge. After seeing a few fish show, I adopted bright pop-up tactics and duly landed several specimens to over 30lb. Amazing 🙂
What you will need for big perch and the ned rig!
Jimmy began his angling on the river Ouse with his father fishing for roach. His passion grew quickly and soon developed a love for big-fish across the globe!
James | 27th March 2020