With the river season coming to an end, I tried once again to catch a decent perch from the local river...
I arrived at the river at 3.30pm and started at one end of a bunch of trees. The flow was really slow and didn't allow the pin to spin, however, with the pin I was able to inch the bait back and forth and manoeuvre it to precisely the place I wanted, close in amongst the near bank snags.
In my second swim the tactic came up with the goods and the float dipped, bobbed and sailed away. A short scrap gave me a plump stripe of 1lb 9oz, not a monster but better than a poke in the eye with a shi**y stick.
The tactic produced a few more fish, sadly just chub up to 12oz.