Craig Palmer caught this nice 1lb 5oz perch with a single red maggot on a size 22 Drennan Wide Gape Match hook.
This is an ideal hook choice for boney mouthed perch. Its shape lends itself exceptionally well to a multitude of hook baits, from maggots to worms. A chemically sharpened point means it stays extremely sharp and being forged ensures it will not open up easily when under pressure.
The wire gauge also increases with hook size, from the smallest size 22 (0.28mm) up to a size 14 (0.43mm). It’s a truly versatile hook pattern!
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Dean Barlow and his pairs partner, Steve Fleming, have just returned from the Lakeland & Inland Waterways World Irish Pairs. Here’s his frank account of an enjoyable week:
Peg 9 on Horse Island during the Irish Pairs.
18.93kg and a county win from Brackley peg 10.
Having just got back from the World Pairs in Ireland, I’ve had time to reflect on the competition. As with any five-day festival, your section rotation is important, but this week just pointed out how important it was!
My pairs partner Steve Fleming and I drew ‘Rotation 1′ which put us in Enniskillen the first day. This is a section you need to catch a big weight to be in with a chance. I drew the famous Killadeas section on Loch Erne and Steve the river at Crom. To cut a long story short it was very poor as the venue hadn’t been fished since May. I put 2kg on the scales with only 8kg winning the section off the end peg. Steve had 4kg off the river. Every day, as more bait went in, the section got better with some big weights… but we had missed the boat!
The Netherlands have won World Championship gold in Croatia after an impressive two-day performance on an extremely challenging venue.
Heavy rain had seen the already powerful flowing venue rise around 2.5 metres in just a few days. The teams that fared the best got to grips with these demanding conditions and targeted predominantly barbel on flat-float tactics.
After winning Day One convincingly with just 16 penalty points the Dutch posted another decent score today to be crowned deserving champions.