Theres a piece of River round here that I fish with a waggler and something called Whitebait.
A bag of Whitebait will cost about 90p from the fishmongers and there is hundreds of them.Brilliant to use on stillwaters for big Perch as wellGood luck!
Although I took my PB perch on a deadbait I think live bait will out score deads any day for Perch. The exception to this may be on a river where you can trot a deadbait. Perch can take far bigger fish than you would think. I would suggest a silver fish like roach, rudd or dace before a gudgeon. Thats why white bait can be so good on a river plus theres a chance of chub to.
forget the live/deadbaits.......nice juicy lob worms that what catches at least it worked for one of our members today. over 29lb of perch in less than 4 hours all caught on a nice lobby 9 of them going over 2lb two of them were 2lb 8oz fish
As Martin mentioned, Archie does a lot of Perch fishing and last season had a great total of Perch with over 70 fish over the 3lbs mark. His fish came from the Trent and Derwent and were caught using worm or livebaits. He had a great one not long ago that was 3lbs-9ozs. Have a look on his Diary pages on his web site which also explains some of the methods he uses to catch them. Here is a link to his site.