Fishing with Alex

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
My first perch and first freshwater fish in over a year.

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

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

Lillt Lake Perch
A little perch caught at Whitby Lakes with Alex

Alex and I also went for a walk around the Lower Whitby lakes after 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 and had lots of really 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 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.

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