SPECIMEN FISHING TIPS | POPPED UP WORMS FOR PERCH – JAMIE CARTWRIGHT

Jamie has caught a number of huge specimen perch in recent years

by Angling Times |

Most of the time perch are more than happy to pick worms up off the deck. The only time I really resort to popping them up is when there is leaves or weed in the swim, as that can adversely affect good presentation.

When that’s the case, I simply hook the worm through the head and inject a tiny amount of air into the tail. I still want the worm to sink, but really slowly, and doing it like this means that on the bottom the tail sits up like a cobra ready to strike, making it visible and enticing to a hungry perch.

Jamie’s perch rig
Jamie’s perch rig

A word of caution – if you are going to inject air into worms, make sure you work on a hard surface. Accidentally injecting air into your bloodstream is extremely dangerous!

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