3lb 11oz perch on lure from southern stillwater

Small lures are often the name of the game when it comes to perch fishing but Dan Eaves banked this 3lb 11oz fish from a southern stillwater while using a seven inch jig!

The Hampshire-based angler had taken several big predators from the venue in recent months and he added another impressive capture to his tally when he received the all-important take during a short session.

“My personal best stands at 4lb 3oz but I’m confident that this water is capable of throwing up a fish even bigger in the coming months,” explained Dan, who used 45lb PowerPro braided mainline and a 40lb Fox CarboFlex wire trace.