Perch record smashed today

NEWS is just reaching the Angling Times newsdesk that the perch record has been smashed.
Early indications are that a fish way beyond the current British best has been banked from a water in the South of England.
It is unsure whether pictures of the fish are available.
The current record perch stands at 5lb 15oz - from an East Sussex day ticket water - taken by lucky captor Les Brown on a carp fishing trip.
More on as the story breaks....