Fishing for predatory fish is nothing new. Pike, zander and perch have been fished for since angling began. However, in recent years it has grown in popularity and there are even more new predatory fish that are fished for seriously by anglers. Think for example of predatory chub, catfish and sea bass. New species of fish require new techniques and the developments in the world of predatory fish have been very rapid in recent years.
Predator fishing is a sport that many people practice, even when they have little time. Predator fishing with lures requires little preparation, you can simply take your rod and tackle box out of your shed and head for the bank. While carp fishing requires a lot of patience, predatory fishing requires you to be busy all the time because the fishing is very active. Because the lure has no action of its own, you are always trying to make it attractive. You cast out and retrieve. You are not sitting still for a single moment.
Predator fishing has been on a steady growth curve in the UK for some years. More and more anglers are trying their hand to catch predator fish species, especially pike, zander and perch, which can sometimes reach gigantic sizes. Are you going to fish for these? Then make sure you are well prepared. The predatory fish in the UK are strong and have razor-sharp teeth. A good pair of unhooking pliers, a scoop net and maybe even protective gloves are indispensable tools.
The best time to fish for predatory fish is in winter. When the first leaves start falling from the trees, the pike season starts for many anglers. During the colder months, predatory fish are often extra hungry and start stuffing themselves for the spring spawning season. The perfect moment to let your lures swim.