Jon Patten smashed his perch personal best twice in two days after slipping his net under a 4lb fish, then a 5lb 1oz monster.
The Fox-backed man tackled a Southern day ticket water with legered worm and or perch livebaits to enjoy a real red letter spell in the space of around 16 hours.
Barnstaple, Devon, specialist Jon used 6lb mainline, a 6lb Fox Rage Fluorocarbon and a size 4 hook. His first specimen came on the afternoon of the first day, to a legered worm.
“I was over the moon with this as I’ve been trying to catch a 4lb perch for a long time after so many ‘threes’,so I came back the following morning and fished a livebait to an island,” he said.
“It wasn’t long before I had absolute screamer of a run and when I saw the perch I was playing I literally talked it into the net. I’m still shaking” he said.