Predator fishing fanatic Danny Esox became the envy of specimen anglers across the UK when he hit the jackpot with this huge canal perch.
At this time of the year many anglers target stillwaters for the species, but the 39-year-old businessman from Yorkshire continued to show the potential of canals when he used the popular drop shotting tactic at a venue in the South.
He fooled the mint-conditioned predator with a Savage Gear 3D Bleak, a 6lb braided mainline and a 4lb fluorocarbon leader.
“Me and my mate Ant Glascoe Jnr don’t weigh the perch we catch,” said Danny. “But this was a certainly a huge fish.”