Worm lures big canal perch

A quick session before work saw Steve Phillips catch this 4lb 1oz personal best perch from the Grand Union Canal.

The Warwickshire-based angling journalist started off using small soft plastic lures but was forced to switch tactics with no bites coming to the artificial baits.

He said: “I changed to a dropshot style set-up with a dendrobaena worm on the hook, and it worked a treat.  I’m over the moon to have caught a fish of this size, especially from a canal.”

Steve’s rig comprised 10lb Sunline Momentum 4x4 braid, an 8lb Fox Illusion flurocarbon leader and a Gamakatsu worm hook.

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