Prawns hookbaits proved to be the key to success for John Deprieelle, who banked no less than 16 perch between 2lb and 3lb 10oz during a day session on Upper Tamar Lake in Cornwall.
The Devon-based all-rounder began the session using maggot feeder tactics and started catching almost straight away. But a change to prawns saw him connect with the better stamp of fish including the above brace of three-pounders.
He said: “There was a strong south westerly wind blowing in to the swim and the fish were obviously shoaled up in good numbers. There can’t be many places in the country which provides such a high average size of perch.”