Long out of print and now scarce and collectable, this was the first major study of the perch. Contains a history of the Aeromonas outbreak which devastated perch stocks in the 1970s. "A chapter is devoted to each fishery and there are sections on the use of fish recorders and choice of rigs and tackle." Chapters include:- Far away and long ago; The perch disease; The motivation for the project ahead; Small waters; The farm pond; The sand-pit; Greenmire Pool; The reservoir; Fish recorders on large reservoirs; The police diver's pit; River perching; Larger pits; A perch fisher's weekend; Rigs and tackles; Conclusions of events. An appendix by Steve Burke gives information about The Perchfishers.