Big perch dominate Kennet and Avon Canal event

Specimen perch proved key to victory during the latest event on the Kennet and Avon Canal with eventual winner Matt Herbert netting several fish to 3lb 6oz.

The Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths ace decided to use worm and caster towards the bush on the far side of his peg in the Potters section and took a number of stripeys over a pound before the best of the day showed up to help him record a 12lb total.

Second place Carl Elland also relied on the species and used similar tactics to place 11lb 1oz on the scales.