Perch to 2lb 13oz on first visit to new venue

It can sometimes take time to get to grips with a new water but Ryan Hayden got off to a flying start at his latest target water, landing a series of perch to 2lb 13oz.

The Drennan employee ignored the recent craze of drop shotting for the species, and instead used popped-up lobworms and king prawns soaked in a krill-flavoured liquid on low-resistance running rigs.

It wasn’t long before he was slipping the net under a string of predators, with all of the bites coming from an eight foot deep spot that had been liberally baited with a spread of worms, maggots, casters and groundbait.

“I only fished for around six hours but I was kept busy with plenty of decent perch over 1lb and I’m confident that the lake holds bigger,” said Ryan.

His winning rig consisted of a foot long 4.9lb Drennan Supplex hooklink and a size 6 Drennan Super Specialist hook.

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