Chris has a frustrating day fishing for perch without a guide and can’t help but compare it to Harry’s more successful recent trip testing the Finygo App!
So, I just got back from a very cold day, fishing a new lake, where I unfortunately blanked hunting for Perch. This is complete contrast to the success that the Finygo Fishpert Harry enjoyed last weekend fishing for Salmon!
I don’t believe in flukes
Let’s put something into context here, Harry hooked (but lost) a Salmon – a fish which does not eat in freshwater, is obsessed with moving upstream, and you have no guarantee your fly is even covering a fish. A tall order indeed, if you are lucky you might get 2-3 in a year, with a LOT of fishing time on your local river. The Perch is common throughout most lakes and ponds, a voracious feeder of worm, and considered relatively easy to catch but I didn’t even get a bite looking for my quarry.
So how come I never had a bite and he did? You could say coincidence or luck, but as my father used to say, you make your own luck.
New Water is hard
Harry had a BIG advantage in that he had a good idea of where his chances were good on the river, he had a Finygo guide which told him EXACTLY where people had had success on that section of river previously. The result was he managed to hook up with his quarry. Looking at the river, the guide told him exactly where the taking fish were likely to be and it was right! It even told him that the given the current conditions fish had been taken in the exact place before.
Contrast that with (poor) me, hunting a common prey, probably fished the wrong method at the wrong place on the lake, certainly myself and the two people fishing near me had nothing. I didn’t have a guide!
How did Harry get his guide?
So this is the cool part – I created the guide that Harry used about 5 months ago, after I lost a fish in low water at the place he was fishing. Harry and I are friends, so we know that together we will learn faster. We share our information with one another eagerly but we don’t want to share our best know-how with complete strangers, so we share tactics within our own group in Finygo, and we have control who is in our group. The result is we learn faster, share information better, and as Harry proved, catch more fish … or at least hook them more often!
If you want to see how Harry used Finygo to help catch the salmon, here’s the video