Lillt Lake Perch

Fishing with Kids

So it has been a while since I have posted here. Been quite busy looking after our little one but I will shortly be back to work after a few months off on Paternal Leave. Over this time I have been lucky to get out a couple of times fishing with Alex and I think she is my lucky charm. This has been my most successful season so far.

Perch from Henley Lake New Zealand

We got over to Masterton for an afternoon walk around Henly Lake. I was able to get my first perch, which was a pretty good size.

I got to spend the day over the Wairarapa chasing some fish for my birthday in October. I did well with two trout landed and a personal best Brown Trout in the pictures below and the YouTube video.

Fishing with kids and a little Lake Perch
A little perch caught at Whitby Lakes with Alex

Alex and I also went for a walk around the Lower Whitby lakes. I had seen that there is perch in the Lake set up as a coarse fishery and strictly a catch and release water. It was great and had a small perch take the 3″ minnow with some vigour. Had lots of small fish hitting the lure.

This would be a great place to take kids fishing as I imagine that using small hooks and bait they would catch lots of fish and they are big enough to keep kids interested.

I found a blog post on and the infographic below summaries taking a child fishing nicely. I am looking forward to being able to share these adventures more with Alex.

Source: Blog

Thanks for reading, let know any hints and tips for catching perch. Also any experiences you have had with fishing with kids.

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