I have recently been hooking and losing quite a few large perch. On seeking advise i have been told that i am using the wrong style of hook. Could someone please tell me what is the best hook to use. Hope to hear from you soon thanks
It might not be the type of hook but the size. You should be able to get away with a 14 minimum. Perch have a soft mouth despite being a predator yet the lips are very boney so you need a hook that is big enough and strong enough so that it cant pull out of the soft stuff and can penetrate the boney stuff.
I personally prefer Kamasan hooks either B520's which are a whisker barb or B611's which are barbless and have a wide gape. Of the two I prefer the B611's most and they have never let me down (so far
just a small point invest in a slamo disgorger
its great for deep hooked perch and used properly you wont kill any
deep hooked perch ask your dealer how you use it
if he dos.t know i will tell you
as of a few weeks ago i decided to buy the kamasan 611s size 14s.
what a difference these hooks made.
i am catching perch to 2 pounds and roach to 1 pound all on the worm.
thank you very much for your advice its helped me no end