Big perch bag in Wye match

The River Wye often gets praise for its immense stocks of chub and barbel but it was perch that dominated in the latest event with Tom Lane needing 42lb 1oz of them to win.

After drawing the favoured peg 75 on the Belmont stretch at Hereford, the Shakespeare backed rod – who is grandson to the legendary Billy Lane – used worms on the pole to take fish to 3lb at regular intervals during round three of the team event.

Wizards ace Andrew Murphy took second spot with 34lb 4oz, while W B Clarke man Terry Parrott completed the frame with 32lb 4oz.