Steve ventured North of the Border last weekend taking with him his father and the father of one of his neighbours and friends. Their main target was to be the smaller stripey predator; namely the Perch. Steve has located a loch full of specimen 'Stripeys' as well as a resident population of Pike. In his report he detailed his plan of attack for both Pike and Perch. Pike; traditional deadbait and lure tactics which produced a nice fish for his friend's father (pictured above) but the Pike weren't really in the mood. As for the Perch he employed his tried and tested tactics of trolling the loch with small spinners and spoons to locate the shoals of 'Stripeys' and once they are located he throws a juicy bunch of worms at them. This tactic has repeatedly worked for Steve and on this occasion saw 30 Perch netted with 10 over the magical 2lb mark. Pictured above are examples of these beautiful little predators. Below is a clip on 'The Fury'; Steve's boat. The clip shows Steve tearing up and down a loch that produced the above Perch and Pike on a day the Loch was frozen and he was using his engine power and hull strength to break up the ice. That's me huddled behind the cuddy sheltering from the arctic conditions as usual. Brrrrrrrr!