The Big Perch Keep Coming

The big perch keep on coming, with news of another record-shaking giant reaching Angling Times.


The huge 5lb-plus specimen comes just weeks after Robert Townsend took a fish of 6lb 2oz from the River Thames to break the British best by 3oz.


Details of this latest specimen are sketchy, but AT understands it is 100 per cent genuine and backed by good quality images.


“The last few years have been absolutely superb for big perch, with so many venues producing truly massive fish,” said AT big fish expert Greg Whitehead.


“When Les Brown (pictured) raised the bar to 5lb 15oz we thought that wouldn’t be beaten for a while but the giants keep on coming.”


*See next Tuesday’s Angling Times for details.