Ivel perch bonanza

This amazing self-taken picture of a 4lb 4oz personal best perch is the work of specimen hunter Dan Sales.

The angler, from Hatfield, Herts, continued his recent run of good form when he landed the fish, along with five others between 2lb 8oz and 3lb, during a session on the River Ivel.

He began by introducing maggots into three different swims and then spent a little time in each, a link-legered lobworm proving to be the winning tactic.

All of his fish were beaten with the help of a 4lb hooklength and a size 8 Drennan Super Specialist hook.