Light lure fishing for the smaller species such as perch, zander and chub has really taken off in the last decade. With the diversity of hard and soft lures on the market the angler has a vast range of to choose to suit their style of fishing. During my walks along the local canal with my dog or if I am fishing myself I regularly see lure fishermen flicking out soft shads, ned or cheb rigs at all times of year.
Whether it be holding a ned rig alongside some far bank cover and tweak the braid to move it in situ in the winter months, steadily retrieving a small hard lure back along the near side margin at sunrise on a summers morning or bouncing small cheb/ rigs across light weed There is lures and end tackle to meet these needs. Within the cacophony of tackle is the choice of lure, shall it be green, red, oranges, pinks, glittery, translucent, white or a combination of colours?.. But when it actually comes down to it….does lure colour really matter?
If you ask an experienced lure angler you will get a variety of answers, some simple to the more technical. All I can do is give you my own knowledge from my own fishing experiences to conversations I have had with like minded people on the bank (and I do like a yarn!!)