JON BAILEY

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"Sam Figiel and I headed back to Rudyard Lake to film a new video for my channel. Using a mix of lures and bait we had an excellent day on the boat landing dozens of Perch up to about 1lb. These mostly fell to a 6cm UV Perch Spikey Shad fished on a drop shot rig using the Street Fighter Drop n Jig rod paired with a Prism X 1000 reel.

Street Fighter rods are perfectly at home out of the streets and at one with nature! 

Most of the bigger perch were caught using the UV Floating Creature baits or NED Ochos on a cheb rig.

The Ultra UV Floating Creatures are a must for winter perch fishing. 

We also had plenty of opportunities on the pike front as well, with Sam catching one at first light on the NED Ocho and I had one later in the day on bait.

There's nothing quite like watching a float give away the signs of a pike on your bait.

This meant I got to try my new bait setup; 10ft Warrior Boat rods paired with the eos 10000 freespool reels freshly spooled up with the new Elite Predator briad in 40lb, which performed really well throughout the day and gave me the itch to do more bait fishing in the future!"

The Elite High Performance Predator Briad being put through it's paces.

- Jon Bailey