Impressive stripey shows joy of fishing

Catching big fish isn’t all about pounds and ounces as Dan Sales proved when he banked this impressive river perch.

Herts-based specialist is an expert at catching specimen predators and he took a selection of lures to a stretch of a river in the Midlands and struck gold when he worked an EcoGear shad.

“This is my ultimate perch of the season and I haven’t got an idea of what it weighed. I was just fishing for fishing’s sake.”