River Trent produces a fantastic brace of big perch

Bryan Culley returned to the scene of his capture of a 4lb 1oz Trent perch a couple of weeks ago to winkle out this fine 6lb 10oz brace, part of a nine-fish catch made on floatfished worm.

The stripeys, weighing 3lb 10oz and 3lb, were backed up with a brace of ‘twos’ and a number of 1lb-plus fish, all caught waggler fishing lobworms and dendrabaenas over a bed maggots and chopped worm.

“We decided to return and fish specifically for the perch,” explained 62-year-old Bryan, from Quorn in Leicestershire, who took his original four-pounder on a floatfished livebait.