Big perch on boosted prawns

THIS 3lb perch was the highlight of an eight fish haul for Andy Loble during a short session on a southern stillwater.

The West Sussex-based all-rounder’s winning tactics involved a king prawn hookbait soaked in CC Moores Shrimp Extract over a bed of groundbait laced with chopped worms, prawns and red maggots.

“This is the first season I’ve targeted perch and I’m already addicted to them,” said Andy.

“I’ve only been able to fish for three hours at a time, but it doesn’t seem to have affected my catch rate - on this particular day I even missed six bites because I couldn’t keep up with the pace of the action.”