Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Sunday 12 February 2017

The boys did good!

The phone went around 10.00 hrs; Benno calling to announce that he'd just landed a 2 lbs 2 oz perch whilst drop-shotting at Sandwich. The first two of the campaign and, as such, something to get excited about. I asked how long they (he was fishing with Luke) were staying before telling Bev I was nipping across to see them and their silly licorice stick rods. She was tucked up in front of a roaring fire and had no plans of going anywhere fast.

Benno poses with his first two on the drop-shot gear
As I pulled up in the car park my phone went again. "What's up Benno?"-  "Have you brought your camera? Luke's just landed a Three -three!" Sadly my camera was on the desk in my study, they'd have to use their i-phones. I was with them within a minute and gazed down on this magnificent perch that had just fallen for some plastic jelly, fish-shaped, contraption. It was a PB as well so, unsurprisingly, Luke was very happy with life.

That's the way to do it
I stayed for around 45 minutes, Luke taking another half a dozen perch to 1 lb 13 oz using the drop-shot technique. It was a revelation to me - I might have to completely rethink my strategy and attempt to embrace this artificial bait caper and active approach?


  1. I cant imagine seeing a Perch that big!

  2. It was an absolute brute - a real privilege! How long before my turn? Hoping all is well at your end - Dyl

  3. well done to you guys stick at this one Dyl it's well worth the time, i had a 4lb 12 and landed a 5lb 10 for Ken Brown way back in the day at Wilstone they are the most amazing things.Double red maggots and feeders did the trick back then. All the best be lucky Ronny

  4. Dyl, this post inspired me to buy a tenner's worth of drop-shotting bits and bobs when I was in the tackle shop the other day. Watch this space...

    1. Gavin, it was a real eye-opener! This method is absolutely deadly in the right conditions, even Bryn has caught using it! The silly little "toy" rods still don't cut it with me, but I have to confess that I am mightily impressed by the drop-shotting success rate! I'll be watching for your results intently! All the best & tight lines - Dyl