Perch – Miss fluviatilis
Danish : PERCH
In fishing dialect, it is also called a hunchback, hunchbacked, garbackim.
From trout rivers to the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea, from peat ponds to huge dam lakes – perches are everywhere, except for some mountain streams. Unfortunately, good fisheries with large perches can be counted on the fingers of one hand; record specimens can be found, for example, in Śniardwy, Mamrach, in Lake Żarnowieckie and in all major dam lakes throughout the country.
Perches are typical "pioneers."”. They almost always appear first in new water reservoirs. Fish stocking is mostly done by mallard ducks and other water birds. Perch roe sticks to bird feathers and paws and is transported by air to various bodies of water.
PERCH LIKE WATER MOUNTAINS. The best fishing grounds in lakes are underwater shallows, the so-called perch hills. These places are quite easy to find, because they fish there, boat by the boat, almost all local anglers.
PERCHES TAKE WELL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Angler, who knows attractive places, also catches beautiful perches in winter from under the ice.
PERCHES HAVE BIG SNACKS, in which, unfortunately, hooks or trebles do not hold well. Some parts of the perch's mouth are hard, others are very brittle and the point of the hook easily pops out of them. Super sharp, thin wire treble, strong cuts and force hauling are the most common causes of perch snatching.
Finding small perches is not difficult. These fish stand under almost every pier, near concrete shore fortifications, they are also found in most ports. Even if you don't see any brindle predators in the water, it is enough to cast a float rod with a live worm on its hook, and after a while the perch will flutter on the line. A late jam typically ends with an "operation” the fish, for the perch eagerly and deeply takes the bait. For anglers looking to catch large eels or tenches, perch bites are a real nuisance. These predators feed well at any time of the year. They do not lose their appetite even in the middle of winter and during spawning migrations (March-May) to shallower places. Small perches are a common catch of anglers, large ones, on the other hand, are extremely rare, because in many water reservoirs and rivers there are hardly any perch weighing more than 1 Kg. Perches are extremely prolific and if not for the "defense mechanisms" of nature, in the water, the biological imbalance could quickly occur. If there is too much perch, the population dwarfs quickly and none of the fish grow to even medium size. If there are very few perches, does not mean it, that they will grow to impressive sizes. Record-breaking specimens are cannibals; they reached their size by eating small individuals of their own kind.
Big perches are very capricious. They always stay on the border of the herd or lead a solitary lifestyle. Perch fishing is often successful in terms of quantity. Mainly then, when these predators actively hunt below the surface for fish hatches. Food competition (or maybe curiosity?) in the perch it is so big, that they often lead the towed brethren to the landing net.