Welcome to the website of The Perchfishers, the only specialist group for the specimen perch angler

We are offering 30 anglers under the age of 18, free membership.

For more details, please click here. To download the under 18's application form, click here.

Who are we?

The Perchfishers is a relatively small, friendly group of around 100 perch anglers and specimen hunters. Our aim is to further the knowledge of the perch as a species, including the methods and locations for its capture. The Perchfishers are successful in fishing for and landing many big perch, including some of the largest specimens recorded in the UK. We do this by the sharing of knowledge and by fishing in a true spirit of sportsmanship and friendship with all other members of The Perchfishers.

A brace of perch

Forthcoming fish-ins

  • 9/10th Sep' 2017 - Chew Valley
  • 1st Oct' 2017 (Sunday) - River Trent
  • 11th Nov' 2017 - River Thames
  • 9th Dec' 2017 - River Great Ouse
  • 27th Jan' 2018 - River Wye
  • May 2018 - Weir Wood, Sussex

  • What's on this website?

    On this site you will find:

  • Latest Perchfishers news
  • Information about the Group, past and present
  • Details on the books published by the Group
  • Photographs of some superb perch caught by members
  • Some free articles from Group members
  • How to contact committee members
  • Details of how to join
  • And more!

  • Latest member's magazine

    Perchfisher 61

    A few words from our President ...

    "The Perchfishers is simply a friendly bunch of anglers that love perch fishing. One of my proudest moments in angling was when I was asked to be President of the Club. To be asked by your peers to take on such a role is special and suggests I'm doing something right!

    To anyone thinking of joining The Perchfishers, you'll find a warm welcome, and some experienced heads willing to exchange information and learn from each other. I look forward to my role in the Club and hope to catch a few monster perch along the way.

    Tight lines"


    Des Taylor Perch Photo Perchfishers President Des Taylor with a fabulous looking perch caught from the Severn drop-shotting

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