This 3lb 4oz perch was the highlight of a productive week’s angling for Ollie Jenkinson which also included a 6lb 5oz chub.
Both of the fish were taken by the 15-year-old all-rounder from an area of marginal cover on a stretch of the Great Ouse.
Upon spotting the predator under a far bank bush, he took off the initial 3 AAA shot on his leger set-up and freelined a small fish on a size 7 hook.
“The livebait swung round in the current past the perch and which grabbed it just as it was sinking into the deeper water,“ explained Ollie. “It was one of the best anglers weeks of my life,” he added.