Ouse perch at the double

Tim Ray had every reason to smile when he paid a visit to the in-form river Ouse in Bedfordshire to bank an impressive brace of perch that topped the scales at 3lb 10oz and 3lb 7oz.

The boss of Willards Tackle in Milton Keynes set his sights on a stretch of the waterway at Newport Pagnell and took both fish on spinner tactics after making the decision to stay mobile rather than stick with the usual legered lobworms approach that have accounted for many other specimen perch from the river in the past few weeks.