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Catch This! Blog

Proof of other species......(if it were needed)

Hello again out there in cyber space land, here’s a very quick update on recent fishing that almost does not mention the ‘P’ word at all. Well, that is apart from a short section about a recent visit to one of our different Lake District venues. As mentioned in the last ‘catch this blog’ I have more or less give up fishing for perch till next year as…

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Ok ...Enough is enough...I give in!!

For the past few months it would seem that there has been little else on this site other than pictures of perch, smiling children with perch and epic tales of great battles with specimen perch. So much so that I have actually had a couple of folk getting touch and complaining there are too many stories of… You guessed it…Perch. So bearing all this in mind here’…

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Lake District Perch fishing and clues to find them

When I was a lad growing up in the wilds of north Lancashire, perch were a reliable feature of our fishing. Mostly these were small but very welcome fish with a big one being perhaps ten inches long. Anything bigger was viewed as huge and almost worth phoning Angling Times! These days though as regular readers of this blog are well aware, as an angler living in the Lake District I am privi…

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Phew what a scorcher!! But Percy Perch doesn't mind.

Yes we are really having a proper old fashioned summer here in what was once the Lake District. It might be better called the Puddle District these days as all the rivers are at rock bottom, the lakes are bathtub warm (23.4F surface temperature yesterday on Derwentwater) and until today we have had litlle else but weeks of cloudless skies and hot, hot sunshine. Now while this is great for a…

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Trout, Trout and not so old Trout

With the weather here in the Lake District finally relenting and some days at least feeling like summer, we have been busy upsetting a few fish of the spotted variety on our local rivers. Time was when an average local trout on the Eden or Derwent might have been a nine ot ten inch fish, and an exceptional one perhaps fourteen inches long, but that was in the days before folks realised th…

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