4lb 6oz perch from Hampshire stillwater

The predator potential of the nation’s commercial fisheries was highlighted yet again when Adrian Eves banked this stunning 4lb 6oz perch from MBK Leisure controlled water.

Having fished the Hampshire fishery on numerous occasions, the Fox-backed all-rounder was fully aware that it often produced in the coldest of conditions and resorted to dropshotting tactics.

No action was recorded in the early stages of the session but a switch to Fox Rage Slow Micro Lemon Tiger Tiddler lure changed his fortunes.

“As soon as it hit the bait I knew I was in to a good fish but when I got it in the net I knew it was something very special, falling just 7oz short of my personal best,” explained Adrian.

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