Philip Taylor has broken his perch personal best for the second time in as many weeks with the capture of this 3lb 12oz specimen.
Targeting a Lincolnshire river, the Skegness-base d rod made sure he was in position for first light and fed casters on a little and often basis over a dendrobaena worm hookbait.
He said: “I had two very small perch straight away and then a very tentative bite from a fish of around 2lb. On the next cast my line went slack and I struck in to the big one. It was a great fight and it powered around under the rod tip giving me several heart stopping moments before I got it in the net.”
Philip beat his prize with a 5lb Drennan Double Strength hooklink and a size 12 Wide Gape Specialist hook.