Big Perch Bonanza - Garth Ethelston

Guru’s Garth Ethelston has been making the most of the last embers of the river season by plundering the perch of the River Thames. Our man targeted an urban stretch of the upper river, fishing a succession of ultra-short sessions just into darkness.
He baited a near-bank eddy with chopped worm and casters before teasing a chubber float through with a whole lobworm as bait. His tactics proved successful as he bagged two three pounders, as well as a horde of smaller fish to well over 2lb.
Garth set up using the aforementioned chubber, 4lb N-Gauge line and a size-12 Guru QM1 hook, which held firm as he banked his big stripeys! We wouldn’t bank against him connecting with a few more nice fish before the season finishes on 15th March.