"A collection of lures perfect for the Norfolk Broads"
If you are visiting the Norfolk Broads to do a spot of fishing you must bring a spinning rod and a few lures. Even if the main target is coarse fish, and you are not a die-hard pike or perch angler I urge you bring a lure fishing kit.
Lure fishing on the Norfolk Broads allows you to walk along the river bank, or around the Broad, actively seeking out the predatory fish. The Norfolk Broads network, and the surrounding area is stunning, and there is something about just walking along the river on a summer’s evening, flicking in a lure every now and then as you go.
One of the best things about lure fishing is you don’t need to invest several hours in one go. You can spend as much, or as little time as you like lure fishing on the Norfolk Broads. You can spend twenty minutes wandering the river bank whilst the other half remains on the boat cooking dinner, or you can spend a day and cover several miles. I find anything from half an hour to two hours lure fishing works best for me, however I appreciate everyone is different.
It is difficult to put in to words why, if you come to the Norfolk Broads, you have to bring a spinning rod and a few lures, and the only way to see just how good it is (and also what I am banging on about) come and experience it.
I guarantee that if you give it a try, you will be addicted within a few minutes (and casts) of stepping off your holiday boat.
A couple of clips to whet your appetite.......
The Lures I use for summer pike fishing on the Norfolk Broads
When I lure fish/spin for pike on the Norfolk Broads during the summer months I use surface lures. When it is warm the pike are active and you can see them chasing the fry and small fish near the water's surface. Using a diving lure, such as a crank bait or plug, would be pointless. Retrieving a surface lure across the top of the water, however, becomes a visible target for the pike, and they really do go for it.
When a pike takes a lure of the surface it is violent and the fish usually jumps clear out of the water. It is heart pumping stuff and not only gets the adrenaline going but also puts a huge grin on your face. Lure fishing for pike with surface lures is something you have to try if you come fishing on the Norfolk Broads.
I bought my surface lures from Amazon because they were not only cheaper from Amazon but I find Amazon's customer service second to none and if there are any problems/issues they are solved quickly and with no loss to me. Unfortunately I can't say the same about issues I had with a reel I bought from a local tackle shop. If you want to have a go with a popper, a jitterbug or some plastic frogs check out the links below. Please note that if you click on the link and make a purchase I may get a small commission (which helps to fund my blog) but there will be no additional cost to you.
Lure fishing for perch on the Norfolk Broads
If I had to choose just one fishing method to catch perch from the Norfolk Broads it would, without a shadow of a doubt, be drop shotting. Drop shot fishing, or ultra-light lure fishing as it is also known is a great way to catch perch that is not only super fun and addictive, but also easy to get to grips with.
To get the most out of the drop shot fishing technique you need to use the right fishing gear Even though you need to use the right fishing gear, there isn’t a lot of it and it’s not that expensive either. Kitting yourself out with a carp or pike set up costs several hundred pounds, whereas kitting yourself out for drop shot fishing costs tens of pounds.
The drop shot fishing gear I use to catch perch from the Norfolk Broads is as below:-
I bought all of my drop shot fishing gear from Amazon, and all of the gear I use is included in the carousel below. Please note that the links below are affiliate links and if you follow any one of them and make a purchase (this will not cost you any more) I may get a small commission.
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