Perch record goes up to 6lb 3oz

The UK’s perch record is set to be increased by 1oz to 6lb 3oz.

That’s the news this week after the British Record Fish Committee found that the scales belonging to the captor of the historic fish, Neill Stephen, were weighing an ounce light.

Neill caught the fish in March from a Sussex day-ticket water, a catch that helped him to secure top spot in this year’s Drennan Cup competition.

Full story and reaction in next week’s AT