Scottish perch record is rocked!

This huge 4lb 13oz perch falls just 1oz short of the current Scottish record and was landed by specialist Mark Stead.

The angler, from Glasgow, banked the new personal best during a session at the famous Loch Lomond and used a combination of his favourite 20-year-old Daiwa rod and a prawn and worm cocktail to fool the specimen.

It took him 10 minutes to finally beat the fish to the net with the help of 4lb mainline and his daughter also struck gold after catching her first ever perch that tipped the scales at 3lb 3oz.