Big perch dominate Wye catch

The River Wye perch shoals have made a revival this winter and Gary Baldwin took advantage by putting together a 25lb plus net of them during his latest outing on the venue.

After seeking advice from friends, the Hereford-based rod visited a local stretch armed with a sack of worms and within moments of chucking out a small feeder packed with freebies the tip wrapped round and a 2lb specimen was soon in the net.

Things got even better later in the day when he smashed his personal best with a 2lb 10oz fish fell for his lobworm offering.