Royalty produces big perch

The Royalty Fishery on the Hampshire Avon might be traditionally more famous for its barbel and chub but local rod Sean Miller proved those two species aren’t the only ones to grow to specimen size.

Floatfishing with a live dace, the 19-year-old from Christchurch banked a 3lb 9oz perch – one of the best to come from the venue so far this season.

Sean presented his bait under a chubber presented in the margins next to an undercut bank.