Specimen perch haul from commercial

Norfolk specialist Gareth Goldson once again proved the spoils that can be on offer at the thousands of small commercial fisheries dotted around the country when he compiled a cracking haul of perch that included no fewer than 11 fish over 2lb to a best of 2lb 14oz.

All of the fish fell to small roach deadbaits, presented on low resistance running leger rigs incorporating 1oz leads and 6lb fluorocarbon traces.

Gareth, a tennis coach from Cromer, told AT: “The weather was truly shocking, with rain falling heavily most of the day. I had to wait until late in the afternoon for the action to really heat up, and just as the light was fading I twice received takes on my two rods at the same time!”