Sweetcorn fools venue record perch

This huge 4lb 6oz venue record perch certainly gave Mick Taylor a big surprise when it took his polefished corn hookbait intended for bream.

The Lincoln-based angler has just purchased a static caravan at his local Grange Leisure Complex and celebrated in style when a session on the day-ticket Twin Lake produced the biggest perch ever caught at the Mablethorpe venue.

It sets a new personal best for Mick who, beat the fish with a 2lb bottom that was attached to a size 18 hook.

“I laid a bed of pellets and pinkies down and was happily catching bream when I hooked what my friend and I thought was a carp, but it turned out to be the biggest perch any of us had ever seen!” said Mick.