Professional angling guide, Kenny Parsons, proved that Chew Valley Reservoir had more to offer predator anglers than the huge pike it’s famed for after banking a string of large perch.
The Bristol-based rod had seen perch crashing in to large shoals of fry around the Bristol Water-controlled venue and using lure fishing techniques banked around 50 fish in total, including three over 3lb to 3lb 7oz.
He said: “Using a braid line and a wire trace you can feel the perch hitting the lures all of the time. It rained constantly and the low light levels meant the perch fed all day.
“I also heard of some 4lb perch getting caught which will be huge later in the season.”