Perch on sweetcorn

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MGs
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Re: Perch on sweetcorn

Post by MGs » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:48 am

Santiago wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:41 pm
The baits you think are static on the bottom may well be moving due to water being pushed and swirled around them by the fins of fish like roach and bream. The perch sees a flash of yellow and white and grabs it. Without a camera down there filming the perch eating the corn it's pure speculation as to just how static the baits like corn and bread are. I think it's more likely that they move quite a lot when other fish are feeding right next to the hook bait.
I would normally have agreed. However, yesterday I was fishing with a pole :Scared: (black stuff) and a 2 no8 float which disappeared at the slightest movement, it didn't even bob or tremble until it went under. There were plenty of occasions during the session where it would have been reasonable to suspect a moving bait due to fish, where the float was moving.
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Re: Perch on sweetcorn

Post by Duckett » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:18 pm

Santiago wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:41 pm
The baits you think are static on the bottom may well be moving due to water being pushed and swirled around them by the fins of fish like roach and bream. The perch sees a flash of yellow and white and grabs it. Without a camera down there filming the perch eating the corn it's pure speculation as to just how static the baits like corn and bread are. I think it's more likely that they move quite a lot when other fish are feeding right next to the hook bait.
Thanks for this. That’s the first theory I’ve heard that sounds plausible.
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Re: Perch on sweetcorn

Post by Pallenpool » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:13 pm

I have never caught a solitary Perch on corn but unbelievably 2 - first take reeling in - a little whipper snapper - 2nd take from Sir Perchie senior.
I would imagine a pretty rare occurrence?
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Re: Perch on sweetcorn

Post by JerryC » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:08 pm

I've never taken a perch on sweetcorn, possibly because it's not one of my 'much used baits' on the rivers these days. However, I've taken many perch on moving baits and often take two or three during a flake trotting session for roach..
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Re: Perch on sweetcorn

Post by DaceAce » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:30 am

I think perch are a bit more omnivorous than our common belief. They recognise food in forms other than just things that move through taste/smell and eat all manner of relatively inert items. Apart from static sweetcorn I've had loads on casters.

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Re: Perch on sweetcorn

Post by MGs » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:37 am

Caught a quick glimpse on an edition of Carp Crew on Quest this morning. Underwater footage of stalking carp in the margins. One shot showed some small perch, one of which seemed to be picking items off the bottom. So the omnivorous option looks feasible.
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