Andy Loble finally struck the jackpot with the big perch of Grafham Water, landing five fish over the 3lb mark, including a 4lb 4oz cracker.
The impressive predator equalled his personal best for the species and was backed up with fish of 3lb 10oz, 3lb 6oz, 3lb 5oz and 3lb 2oz during a frantic couple of hours late in afternoon. Following two blank sessions on the Cambridgeshire venue, Andy once again took to one of its boats during a trip with Gordon Howes of Waterland Predator Guiding, despite strong winds.
“The fishing had been really slow and we decided to head to the tower for the last few hours of light,” he told Angling Times. “Within a couple of casts I was into my first fish and my jaw hit the bottom when I saw it was a 3lb perch. The bites and the fights were epic on an 8ft Sonik SK4 spinning rod and I used Fox Rage Shads on drop shot tactics. It was my best perch session ever,” he added.