Brace of 3lb-plus perch

Nick Marlow’s rich vein of recent form for catching big perch continued this week when he banked a fine brace weighing 3lb 7oz and 3lb 2oz during a day trip to Upper Tamar Lake in Devon.

The Marukyu UK marketing manager used a range of Ecogear soft plastic lures and, fishing in 12ft of water, used a seven-foot light spinning rod, 6lb braid to two feet of 5lb fluorocarbon leader. He took ten other perch during the session.

“I’m always very impressed with big perch -they fight so hard for their size,” said Nick, who revealed that the Ecogear Orange Para Max was his most successful lure on the day.

Nick’s latest catch continued his great season, which has already seen him land 25 perch over 2lb, nine zander to 7lb 2oz, four big eels and four 20lb-plus river pike.

“I’ve always considered myself more of a carp angler but predators have well and truly taken over now!” he said.