Over the last few months Lucy Harris and her dad Mark, have been doing a bit of float fishing. Mark is an avid carp angler, with fish to 20lb to his name, but Lucy is new to the sport so it was a change of scenery for him to start out again from scratch.

All through the summer the pair have been float fishing on the Liffey getting mostly roach and perch. Tactics have been simple enough, just a plain float with a size 14 hook trotting down the river. But as the evenings passed the perch were getting bigger and bigger.

So out with bigger baits.

Lucy with a lovely perch from the Liffey

Now that they were working for the bigger perch they caught a few lovely fish including this super perch estimate to measure 35-38cm. Well done Lucy!

Lucy’s big perch. what a fish!