4lb 3oz perch for Drennan Cup champ

An unsuccessful morning chub session was soon forgotten by Gareth Goldson when he banked this 4lb 3oz perch.

The Dynamite Baits-backed angler had failed to catch a single fish so decided to head to another stretch of the waterway and try his luck for the perch instead.

Armed with a light jigging setup he was soon in to his first fish as a 3lb 13oz specimen made its way to the net. Another stripey of 3lb 1oz followed shortly afterwards before the session was capped off in style with the biggest of the outing.

“I knew it was a lump, as it had my light weight jig rod bent double. The fish was built like a barrel and in super condition,” said the reigning Drennan Cup holder.