Ben Humber goes out in search of hard fighting wrasse and a few other surprise species from his inflatable boat using stepped up perch gear and lures!
With the arrival of the warmer weather, perch become much more active and start feeding more aggressively, making them an excellent quarry to target on the urban canal network.
One of the most appealing aspects of lure angling is the ability to grab a few essential items of equipment to spend a few hours fishing without having to spend time filling a car full of tackle.
New Film: Learn how to catch big perch from your local canal with Sam Edmonds.
Now the river season is over, there's great sport to be had if you're targeting perch on the canal.