Jon Patten continues to prove why day-ticket fisheries are at the top of many anglers lists when it comes to big perch after banking this impressive 4lb specimen.
Just two weeks after the capture of a fine brace of 5lb 1oz and 4lb ‘stripeys’, the Fox-backed specialist targeted the same Southern day ticket stillwater and had success in margins using a small deadbait.
The Barnstaple, Devon-based angler fished 8lb mainline, an 8lb Fox Fluoro Trans Khaki hook link and a size 4 hook.
Jon believes the water’ perch population consists of just a handful of very large fish and is just one of countless other UK ‘commercials’ that are capable of perch like this.
“I’ve spent so long trying to catch a 4lb-plus perch and now I’ve had three over this mark in the last three weeks,” he said.
“There’s so much potential in this type of water that’s just waiting to be unlocked.”