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The Perch

The perch (Perca fluviatilis) has also been partially dealt with, paternostering being about the best way of taking perch, though a times a float and worm will take better still, and even ledger will take them. In big rivers perch in the winter get into the eddies and stiller waters, out of the floods, in shoals, and here, as the water begins to clear, they may be taken to the number of several dozen; often two or three at a time.

Perch image

Fig. 29 -- The Perch

They are excellent fish for the table. They run up to 4 lb weight, though heavies ones are sometimes taken. Hooks, 4, 5 and 6.

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